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Motorola W181

Motorola W181

18 February 2008
Written by David Hall

Cordless VoIP phone? Nope – a new Motorola W-series handset. The W181 brings classic mobile phone styling back to the entry level market, with dual-band GSM support and a 65k colour display.

An some manufacturers push for entry-level handsets with features that rival some mid-range handsets, Motorola has a different idea. They’re keeping things simple, offering easy to use devices with the bare features that the entry level user wants – and just that.

The W181 is the perfect mobile for an elderly person or someone with little mobile phone experience. It has GSM 900/1800MHz network compatibility (although there is a version with GSM 850/1900MHz support), a built-in FM stereo radio, and large buttons for small or delicate fingers.

Motorola have packed their CrystalTalk technology into the handset, providing clearer communication in noisy environments. An “office-quality” speakerphone can be used for conference & hands free calling.

A 128 x 128 pixel CSTN display is located above the numerical keypad, with support for up to 65,536 colours. With no integrated camera Motorola’s fairly bland UI, the display is suited to the W181’s purposes.

SMS messaging is supported with iTap predictive text dictionaries for easy texting. Hinglish predictive text is also supported, meaning users will be able to send and receive messages that have both English and Hindi contents.

USB 1.1 can be used for charging the handset, but with the absolutely tiny 70KB memory, there will be no file transfers. Up to 500 contacts can be stored in the internal memory, and up to 750 SMS messages. There are 40 iMelody ring tones, three pre-loaded games, a currency converter, and calculator built-in.

One of the W181’s only multimedia features is the integrated FM stereo radio with “enhanced radio user interface.”

The W181 will be available around the world in the very near future.

FYI .:. Motorola W181
(ETA 1st quarter of 2008)

Basic specifications
Network system 2G: GSM 900/1800MHz or
2G: GSM 850/1900MHz
Form factor Standard
Size 110 x 45 x 15 mm
Weight 80 grams
Display 65,536 colour CSTN LCD @ 128 x 128 pixels
Battery type used Lithium-ion battery @ ???mAh
Talk/usage time* 2G: Up to 590 minutes*
Standby time* 2G: Up to 465 hours*
Accompanying features
Connectivity options USB 1.1 (charging only)
Camera support None
Data support None
Exchangeable covers None
Internet applications None
  Internal -
  External -
Yes, 70kb
Not supported
Messaging capabilities SMS messaging with iTap predictive text dictionaries and Hinglish (Hindi & English combined text messaging) support
Ringing tones 40 iMelody ring tones
Synchronisation with PC No
System for...
  Add-on applications -
  Gaming -
  Phone -
Java MIDP 2.0^
Java MIDP 2.0^
Motorola proprietary user interface
Extras supported
(not listed above)
Stereo FM radio with "enhanced radio interface"
CrystalTalk technology
Support for 7 African languages in the UI
Pre-installed games (3), currency converter, and calculator

* As per manufacturer's specifications (with supplied battery)
^ Final specifications to be confirmed

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