Motorola MT917: A Rounded-Off RAZR For China
In recent months, we’ve been noticing Motorola releasing smartphones (and now tablets) with a distinct set of angled corners. It’s certainly a catchy look, and helps to differentiate Motorola smartphones from the rest of the pack at a glance, but what if a more traditional, rounded-corner design is to your liking? Chinese smartphone consumers should soon get an opportunity to buy just such a variation, in the form of the Motorola MT917.
The MT917 is probably up around 98% Droid RAZR. The only substantial changes are the swapping-out of the phone’s cellular radio for one supporting TD-SCDMA, and some modifcations to the handset’s exterior. The most obvious design change may be the rounded-off corners, but there’s more going on here. The eight-megapixel main camera now appears to have an extra LED for its flash, and there are some changes to speaker grillwork that look largely cosmetic.
It may be sad knowing there are two versions of the RAZR that will soon be out there, and you still won’t be able to choose between the two, but let’s assume for a moment that the MT917 had the RAZR’s radio. Aesthetics alone, which Motorola would you prefer?