By James Wells

SYDNEY: Motorola has introduced the new MOTOKRZR and MOTORIZR handsets, with two complementary Bluetooth headsets – the H601 and H800.

According to Motorola mobile devices president, Ron Garriques, the products feature a narrow design, a sliding form factor and integrate new advances in colour, material and finish.

"The MOTOKRZR meets and surpasses the MOTORAZR standard for slimness, with more than a centimetre shaved off its width,” Garriques said.

“Showcasing a multi-dimensional, metallic gloss finish for visual depth, the MOTOKRZR exhibits subtle elegance through magnesium, polished chrome and hardened glass. The solid piece of glass on the front of the phone – a technological first for a large volume mobile – results in a high-gloss lustre balancing the velvet-like soft touch finish on the back.

"Matching the sleek silhouette of MOTOKRZR, Motorola’s first GSM slider, the MOTORIZR handset diversifies the company’s product line-up – giving consumers the ability to slide rather than flip. Although the product showcases a new form, it remains true to Motorola’s design ethos with tactile, metallic and soft-touch finishes, a chemically-etched spun metal keypad and optional tattoo graphics.

“As we set one industry milestone, we’re instantly focused on delivering the next. With MOTOKRZR and MOTORIZR we’ve achieved a new combination of thin and rich – honouring our commitment to design while adding new form factors and additional features.”

Reflecting the new handsets look and feel, the Motorola H601 and H800 Bluetooth headsets bring advancements in talk time, sound clarity, upgraded finishes and laser-etched graphics.

The H800 features a unique sliding mechanism replicating the MOTORIZR.