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In a bullish attempt to shake up the mobile phone market, Motorola has launched a gesture-sensitive handset you must shake, rattle and – possibly – roll to operate. Motorola_W7_01 Motorola's W7: shake it to make it work The Moto W7 Active Edition is described as “a motion-enabled 3G mobile” designed for anyone after a "moving …

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In a bullish attempt to shake up the mobile phone market ?

Incorrect. "In a desperate attempt to save the mobile phone maker" would have been more appropriate

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New yet old.

Come on Motorola its not the missing features that make your handsets fail to sell, but the fact that your handsets still look as crap as they did in the 90's.

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Anonymous Coward

Colours

"Liquourice and Alpine white". So black and white then.

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Paris Hilton

I hope it works better than Sony Ericsson's attempts.

I have an accelerometer in my SE phone, which is just supposed to change the screen orientation for web browsing, and let you skip tracks with a shake of the phone when playing music.

Neither feature works very well. The inbuilt web browser often just flips the screen at random, and requires a vigorous frustrated shake to try and make it get back to the right way up. The music player track skip too works more often by accident than design.

Paris, because she is happy for you to flip her any way up.

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jai
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doesn't make things easier

having to shake, flip and jerk your phone around doesn't make it easier to do. it's far quicker and easier to just use your thumb to press the cancel button to skip a call, or tap the screen to start an application

this is why no one likes motorolla phones anymore

whatever "innovative" ideas they have are stupid and useless - they don't add appeal to the phone, they take it away

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Paris Hilton

Gesture activated camera...

An excerpt from the manual:

"Use the screen as a viewfinder and shake twice to take the picture."

Shurely shome mishtake...

Paris because all the best footage of her is blurry.

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