T-Mobile Attempting to Entice Customers; Uses a Really Lame Phone

Again, via InformationWeek I learn that T-Mobile is going to try and get new customers by enticing them in with the Motozine ZN5.

The phone boasts a 5-Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 350MB of internal memory, a built-in organiser, voice recording capabilities, MP3 player, FM radio, TV-out capabilities, standard headphone jack and a 2.4-inch display with capable of 240 x 320 resolution.

It’s ONLY $99 with a two-year contract.

Last year, Nokia brought out the Nokia N95 (which I own and enjoy). It has everything the ZN5 has, but it’s much better.

For a start, it has a 2.6 inch display compared to the ZN5’s 2.4 inches (size DOES matter, folks). It has 3G which the ZN5 does not (and why any phone manufacturer would bother releasing a phone without 3G capability is beyond me. Dark ages, anyone?)

It has 8GB of internal memory. Yes, that’s not a spelling mistake. The ZN5 has 7% of the memory of the N95. Okay, the ZN5 is expandable up to 4GB but that’s gonna cost you extra and is still only half the size.

So how much is the Nokia N95? Easily free with a £35-ish per month contract. And an 18 month one, not two years. That’s about half the price of a new contract with the XN5 on T-Mobile.

Forgive me if I’m missing something, but it sounds like T-Mobile think this phone is impressive. It’s really not. I feel sorry for anyone who pays $99 for a phone that is so far behind the times.

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