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Old 04-16-2007, 07:02 AM   #16
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The Motofone does not have a backlight. The blue LEDs that light up the buttons may cast some light up towards the display thus causing the effect and look if a backlight.
It does. Along the sides of the display (actually, that's not a backlight but a sidelight, but...)

And the LED's are not blue, they are white. Want a photo?
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What do you think? Of course we want a photo!
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #18
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Here there be photos, then

Couldn't bother to drag the tripod and flash out (it's 3am and i'm falling asleep at the keyboard), so sorry for the grain and motion blur. Now that i've put the Reader and F3 next to each other, it would appear i was wewy wewy wong when i said it's screen had a noticeably lower contrast. It's actually the opposite - the Reader's screen has a much more inferior contrast
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:48 PM   #19
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Wow, orcinus, several of those could be marketing pix! Good job, and thanks!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:23 AM   #20
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It does. Along the sides of the display (actually, that's not a backlight but a sidelight, but...)

And the LED's are not blue, they are white. Want a photo?
Fine, they're white. At first look, I thought the LEDs looked a little blue. That's all. But I refuse to agree with the fact that it has a backlight. Your picture shows that the light source is at the bottom of the display. This says that the light is coming from the keypad. The light further up the display is just extra light coming from those LEDs.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:31 AM   #21
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Kehm... Extra light that's stronger (or as strong) on the top than on the bottom?
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:19 PM   #22
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Here there be photos, then

Couldn't bother to drag the tripod and flash out (it's 3am and i'm falling asleep at the keyboard), so sorry for the grain and motion blur. Now that i've put the Reader and F3 next to each other, it would appear i was wewy wewy wong when i said it's screen had a noticeably lower contrast. It's actually the opposite - the Reader's screen has a much more inferior contrast
Hi,Orcinus, where did you get the Motofone? I want buy one also, nice picture

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Er... It's an engineering sample the local Motorola office lent us for review purposes. It should've been on sale in prepaid T-Mobile packages here in Croatia by now, but it still isn't for some reason.

There seem to be an abundance of them on ebay, but the prices are rather absurd - 50-60 USD.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:51 PM   #24
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reason why they are 1.5-2x retail cost on ebay is because they already come unlocked and can be used anywhere if you buy the right frequency band for your country. they markup the price because they do the work for you of unlocking the phone for you.
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I bought one now and will write a short review when/if I have some time.

Price was 31 Euro + Shipping (40 altogether)
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