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Old 07-07-2008, 10:42 AM
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Personal Information Management in the MOTO Z10

Ewan continues looking at the UIQ 3-powered Motorola MOTO Z10, and in part two of his review takes the PIM Suite apps out for a test. See also part 1 of the review. Future review parts will cover wider applications, music and camera.

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Old 07-07-2008, 02:37 PM
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Is the z10 touch screen?

Given that its based on UIQ, I though it will be a touch screen phone? Didn't find any mention of it tough in the part 1 or part 2 of the review.

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The Z10 uses the non-touch screen version of UIQ...

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:01 PM
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The Moto Z8 & Z10 as well as the SE G700 & G900 all use the non-touch screen version of UIQ.

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Only Moto's Z10 and Z8 are non-touchscreen. All SE UIQ devices are touchscreen (incl. G700 & G900).

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I am a long time Nokia user (3310,6620,6600,9300,E61, E65,E90).
Recently someone gifted me a RIZR Z8 and I am using it as a standby phone for my E90.
The Z8 has its own set of glitches, and not as many third party apps are available as for S60 3rd - but as a PIM/PHONE, I do not know of any Nokia phone that would even come close. I am truly impressed.
The point - I have read both your reviews, but software-wise , the Z10 seems to be just an Z8 in different casing. If there are any major differences between the Z8 and Z10 software, then it has not come out very strongly in your articles. Some time back, AAS had done a (fair and rather positive) review of the Z8 , but I did not see the same kind of enthusiasm being generated for that phone at that time. And if they are essentially the same thing, then why now?

Would you mind pointing out any major differences or updated software features for the Z10 compared to the Z8?
As a hard core Nokia user who used to shun Motorola (based on some bad experiences), but who is now looking at Moto phones in a better light, I would really like to know......

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:32 PM
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There are actually quite major differences between the Z8 and Z10 software builds, including differences in the base OS and UI version used (Z8 uses Symbian 9.2 and UIQ 3.1 whereas Z10 uses Symbian 9.3 and UIQ 3.2) but none of these become immediately apparent when using the phones.

The other major difference is in the camera. Motorola phones have never exactly been good at doing cameras, but in actual fact the 3.2 MP unit in the Z10 is quite reasonable. Maybe not as good as some Nokia or SE 3.2 MP cams, but certainly not the bottom of the pile. The camera interface on the Z10 is also a *lot* better than SonyEricsson use in the P1i, W960i etc.

The reason I think you'll find the Z10 getting harsh reviews (whereas the Z8 had quite praising reviews) is that Motorola have failed to deliver upon the promises of the Z8. The Z10 is quite a few months late in being released to the public and really if Motorola want to be a serious competitor in the smartphone market, they ought to be launching the Z10's sucessor around now.

This phone would have received far better reviews if we were allowed to do them at the Smartphones Show last year (when the phone was shown off, despite not being officially announced). Unfortunately there's a bit of a feeling of "too little too late".

(For more information and support on the Z8 and Z10 phones, head over to the Moto Smartphones website at http://www.motosmartphones.com)
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