First picture of Motorola Z12 Zine 5 megapixel camera phone?

The information about upcoming high megapixel Motorola camera phones keeps leaking piece by peace. We first heard about 5 megapixel Motorola/ Kodak cameraphone back in October. Then, few weeks ago, the existence of 5 mpx Motorola handset was confirmed by Motorola Spain.

Today, if the image on Chinese tech site IT168.com is for real, we may have first visual confirmation of this phone:

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The phone should be announced in Q1 2008 and is supposed to be a successor of Moto Z10 3.2 megapixel cameraphone, so would probably be numbered as Motorola Z12, under the ZiNE brand.

According to the earlier reports, Moto ZiNe Z12 should also come equipped equipped with GPS navigation chip and Wi-Fi connectivity.

However, there are a couple of problems with the todays news.

Earlier reports told us that Motorola ZiNe Z12 should have a slim “candybar” form factor, but the current picture fragment indicates a slider shape.

Another problem is with the early release of Motorola Z12 Zine. We haven’t even got the announcement of Moto ZiNE Z10 yet, despite the leaked press shots & specs, and being on display as a prototype, during Symbian smartphone show way back in October.

To release both Moto Z10 and it’s successor Moto Z12 Zine simultaneously, seems like a odd move. Although Motorola’s situation in a 2007 cellphone market looks rather desperate, and calls for some unorthodox measures.

Maybe this would be a part of some big MOTO push to regain lost positions and momentum, that will start early next year, during CES Las Vegas or 3 GSM Barcelona shows?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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