Motorola RAZR 2 V8 Linux phone review

I did used Motorola RAZR V3 for sometime in 2006 before I dropped it into a swimming pool 🙁 The new RAZR 2 has a bigger screen, better UI, quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 with EDGE and Linux platform. OSnews has published a review for the new RAZR 2 V8:

The RAZR2 V8 is a quad-band GSM and EDGE phone, it features two 240×320 TFT screens (one internal 2.2″ and one external touchscreen 2.0″), 512 MBs internal storage out of which 420 MBs are accessible, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, a microUSB charging/data/audio port, and a 2 MP camera without flash. The V8 came with a headset, a British-style charger (PureMobile added to the package both a converter and a mini-USB Motorola-branded charger), a microUSB 2.0 data cable, CDs and manuals, and a 770 mAh Li-Ion battery.

=> Read review here and you can get Motorola RAZR2 V8 Spec Sheet here.

It is believed that it is one of the most popular cell phones around the world. And now it has been updated to run Linux. There is also V9 model with 2Mp camera and a full HTML browser. I want one. I might get this one or may be Apple iPhone.

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25 comments… add one
  • David Aug 25, 2010 @ 15:19

    I love my V8 a different ring tone (my own favourite tunes) for all my friends and it looks and feels good. The data cable is a problem, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t, tried a new one but got the same thing. It’s a real pain when wanting to download pics or tunes. any one any suggestions? I believe this is not uncommen.

  • Leslie Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:11

    Im not sure which version i have but i cant figure out if its suppose to let me read my meassage on the outter part or not??? it only has three lil icons one is for pics one is for music and the other for voice commands?? how can i change this if it is even possible!!! help!!

  • David M Jul 24, 2010 @ 17:13

    I went from a V3 to a V8 and I am very happy except I cannot find plug in headphones. I have purchased adapters on eBay and my local shop keeps getting in adapters and dedicated headphones but in all cases they don’t work. The blue-tooth set is a good idea in theory but not when you want to travel light and don’t want to carry yet another charger.

  • yash Apr 1, 2010 @ 9:13

    I Just bought the luxury model of V8. looks are awesome, less features, ringer volume is a little low, user interface is slow while scrolling thru pictures and the worst part i have seen in 2 days is the BATTERY LIFE. it seems its gonna suck til the core. I was using V3i til date which i feel is the great phone. v8 looks like new generation but Battery life is the BIG problem.

    I read comments to switch the battery save option off. wil be trying this now.

  • bryan Mar 24, 2010 @ 5:00

    my v8 works perfectly the only 2 problems i have is the baterry MY GOD is the worst and the camera it looks like comic what to do?

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