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April 25, 2006

A Motorola Hollywood Review

Motorola Hollywood reviewAmp'd Mobile's entertainment-focused mobile service (an MVNO using Verizon's network) is now up and running.  Three different phones are currently available, the most premium of which is the Motorola Hollywood, an enhanced version of the Motorola E816.  CNET recently published a review of the Hollywood here, giving it decent marks (7.6 of 10).

Motorola Hollywood features:

  • 3G EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized)
  • Amp'd User Interface (BREW)
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Mp3 player 
  • Speakerphone
  • USB
  • Transflash card slot

CNET gave the phone high marks for the phone's user interface, call clarity, and fluid navigation, but commented on the touch-and-go EV-DO reception and occasional tendency freeze up when accessing Amp'd Live (the media browser and player).

Not bad for a first shot.  MVNOs in general seem to be facing a lot of challenges launching their services.  It will be interesting to see how Motorola iRadio will compare against entertainment-focused services such as Amp'd. 


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