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Hands-on with the Motorola Z10 banana slider

Chris Ziegler

The Z8 is so 2007, and we're ready for something new to satisfy our insatiable banana phone needs. Technically this form factor is called a "kick slider," yes, we understand that, but who wouldn't rather own and use a banana phone? Anyway, the Z10 is a marvelously attractive phone, owing largely to a tastefully metallic casing that's reminiscent of the platinum V3xx (and we mean that in a complimentary way). Our time with the phone was all too brief, but we got the impression that the Z10's implementation of UIQ -- like the Z8's before it -- is an awesome implementation of Symbian that could easily give S60 a run for its money if only Motorola would take the time and R&D dollars to proliferate these kinds of phones a little bit more than they do. Sadly, the Z10 features HSDPA only on the 2100MHz band, and we got absolutely no impression from Team Moto that there'd be any Americanized version on the way. Lucky you, Europe!

Gallery: Hands-on with the Motorola Z10 banana slider | 21 Photos

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