Although Motorola has been steadily rebuilding its reputation with a series of solid Android-based smartphones such as the Milestone, its next creation to use the Google OS could lose out because of its awful aesthetics.
Pictures of the Motorola Zeppelin have turned up on the internet and this is rumoured to be a mid to entry-level Android smartphone with a 3.2 inch touchscreen and all of the connectivity trimmings you will have come to expect, including Wi-Fi and HSDPA.
The Zeppelin will come with Motorola's MotoBLUR social networking software and interface upgrade sitting on top of the Android software and a five megapixel camera is also supposed to be part of the basic package.
However, all of these excellent hardware features become academic when you take a look at the spy shots of the Zeppelin. More than anything it looks a little cheap when compared to its rivals and the screen appears to have rounded corners, which means some of the display may be concealed in the name of design.
Motorola built its reputation on stunning fashion phones such as the RAZR and since then it has not been able to produce anything quite as attractive. Hopefully Motorola will revamp the Zeppelin before it hits shelves.
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