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There are many typographical accoutrements manufacturers can hang on existing product names to let you know that this one's different, better. Motorola's plumped for the humble "+" to let us know this isn't just any Gleam, it's a new, improved beast. So what's changed since last time? Well, it's dropped a dress size first of all, measuring 0.4mm thinner than its elder sibling, and that dot-matrix style outer display now stands much taller. The main screen also jumps from 2.4- to 2.8-inches, sporting a 400 x 240, WQVGA resolution. So, if you're a fan of the form-factor, and live in Europe (it still only has that dual band GSM radio) then you can get your mitts on it from today. PR after the break.
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Motorola Mobility Introduces the Return of True Style with Motorola GLEAM™+

Motorola GLEAM+ is 0.4mm thinner and now features a full HTML Browser

April 04, 2012

LONDON – April 04, 2012 – Motorola Mobility UK Ltd. introduces Motorola GLEAM™+, the slimmer, sleeker version of 2011's elegantly designed and award-winning* flip phone for the style conscious. Motorola GLEAM+ is now available in the UK free from £10 a month on Tesco Mobile.

Motorola GLEAM+'s 13.5mm clamshell fits perfectly in your hand, whilst the simple and elegant design makes it truly stand out from the crowd. With its easy-to-use interface and clear, crisp screen, Motorola GLEAM+ is designed to be uncomplicated and intuitive so you can enjoy the fun of mobile life. The device showcases a modern LED matrix display combined with a glowing base light that provides expressive notifications and alerts so you never need miss a call or message.

It's not just the aesthetics that will keep you entertained. Motorola GLEAM+ features both camera and video1 recording so you can snap, shoot and share your memories with friends and family whether in-person, via picture messaging, or even through social networks. Staying in touch is even easier, with added storage for your phonebook and text messages, as well as a faster, more powerful browser at your fingertips.

There's music too – with an FM radio and easy-to-navigate mp3 player and SD card support, the Motorola GLEAM+ gives you access to your music wherever you are.

"The Motorola GLEAM+ is as stylish and easy to use as ever for the consumer who enjoys the simple things in life, without compromising on design and functionality," said Victoria McManus, UK and Nordics marketing director, Motorola Mobility. "We designed this handset with a clear focus on delivering a great experience in a simple, sleek and stylish design."

Device Technical Specifications

Networks: GSM 900/1800(WE) GPRS class 12
Dimensions: 107 x 52.5 x 13.5mm
Weight: 105g
Display: 2.8" WQVGA (400 x 240) 260K TFT CLI: 144 LEDS
Internal user available memory2: 50MB, expandable up to 16GB via microSD
Email: POP3, IMAP4
Camera: 2MP, fixed focus, digital zoom
Audio: MP3 playback; FM radio W/RDS; AAC, AAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR NB, AMR WB, WAV
Video1: capture up to 12FPS and playback up to 25FPS, .263, MPEG4
Other: alarm clock
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (high speed), Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR; micro-USB charging & data (USB 2.0 HS); 3.5mm headphone jack
Web browser: WAP 2.0
Battery type: 750 mAh
Battery life3: Talk Time up to 4 hrs 49 mins, Standby Time up to 417 hrs 26 mins
Size: 75.84cc

Pricing & Availability

Motorola GLEAM+ is now available in the UK free from £10 a month on Tesco Mobile both in Tesco Phone Shops and online.