Motorola Krave ZN4, the clear flip touch phone, outed by Verizon

Motorola and Verizon Wireless today launched what they call the “first interactive clear flip, full-touch phone”: Motorola Krave ZN4.

Previously known as Motorola Blaze, Krave ZN4 is Moto’s first touchscreen handset that gets to be released in the US. Its design reminds me of the Ming series that Motorola is selling in China, and I have to admit that the Krave is quite a looker. 

Motorola wants to target two categories of users with the new Krave ZN4: people who like touchscreen phones and people who are into clamshells.

 

The handset has only one display, on the inside: a 2.8 inch TFT touchscreen one with 240 x 400 pixels. This can be accessed both when the phone is open and closed, thanks to the interactive clear flip cover designed by Motorola. In fact, the clear flip kind of functions like a secondary touchscreen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, which is pretty cool.   

 

Apart from what is mentioned above, Motorola Krave ZN4 also offers: 

  • 1X/EV–DO connectivity (800 / 1900 MHz)
  • GPS with support for VZ Navigator
  • Virtual QWERTY keypad with haptic feedback
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Mobile TV, V CAST Video
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • HTML browser
  • Email & IM
  • 2.0 MP camera with digital zoom and video recording
  • USB
  • Memory expansion slot, supporting cards of up to 8GB
  • Weighs 4.59 oz (130 grams)
  • Measures 4.13 x 2.0 x 0.75 in (105 x 51 x 19 mm)  
  • Up to 260 minutes in talk-time or up to 400 hours in stand-by

 

Obviously a multimedia-oriented device, the ZN4 will probably appeal mostly to young mobile users.

Motorola Krave ZN4 costs $149.99 with a 2-yr Verizon contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. This is surely not much for a touchscreen phone, so Moto will probably sell lots of Kraves in the States.   

You can buy a Motorola Krave ZN4 right away if you hit Verizon Wireless’ website.  

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • GigiAUT

    What i'm dying to find out is, how on earth does the earpiece on the clear flip part work? Theres no sign of a means of powering it from what i see in the pics, unless its so tiny that you need to zoom in on a really high resolution pic.

  • i hate US phones

    that's so ugly!!!!

  • Corey

    GigiAUT, my cousin has a phone just like it; it's not the same exact phone but it does have a clear cover, and the earpiece on the clear flip part (oh my cousin's phone) has 2 small wires connecting to it. and the phone is simply the best looking phone I've ever seen! It was love at first site lol and i dont even have the phone but he said he can prolly get me one. but yea that's why im on this site now i was looking for the phone lol

  • Corey

    GigiAUT, my cousin has a phone just like it; it's not the same exact phone but it does have a clear cover, and the earpiece on the clear flip part (oh my cousin's phone) has 2 small wires connecting to it. and the phone is simply the best looking phone I've ever seen! It was love at first site lol and i dont even have the phone but he said he can prolly get me one. but yea that's why im on this site now i was looking for the phone lol