It seemed latest trends swept away clamshell form factor of mobile phones, with the rise of capacitive touchscreens and Gorilla Glass. The tides seems to turn again with the unveiling of the Motorola Gleam+ .
Motorola took a whole year to update their Motorola GLEAM, reviled back in February 2011 at MWC. Looks like Motorola have learned from previous GLEAM, and so included 50 MB internal storage and a larger 2.8″ TFT display. These numbers are irrelevant now a days where 4″ are cool. MicroSD storage is avaible upto 16GB and does come with the handy dandy large Illuminated binary matrix thingy screen that adds to the aesthetic and ease of use as it offers , from smooth curves of the mainframe and Chiclets style keypad which is well spaced and placed for easy operation.
Fresh new design and 45MB of 50MB;everything else looks similar to the ancestor Gleam.
With a basic 2 megapixel camera and only 750mAh battery the Moto Gleam+ doesn’t “shine bright” when you think of practical daily usage. With estimated 4.5hr of talk-time GSM , it would probably result to be an Impractical phone unless the battery has something else rather than lithium ions.
Still early to call , but the Gleam+ does look stylish and appealing on the outside, but disappoints await on the inside with poor spec sheet scores, even for low budget phones.