Motorola MS550 3.2 megapixel cameraphone

Motorola MS550 Motorola have announced their MS550 cameraphone! The new uniquely-styled slider features a 3.2 megapixel camera with a 2x optical zoom which folds out of the phone body (see image below). A large rubberized grip at the base of the phone doubles as a handgrip when the phone is turned on its side for use as a camera. The phone can also playback audio and video as well as featuring EV-DO connectivity and a 2.2" LCD screen. With it's functional form factor this phone looks like it will be a hit amongst the converged device market for amateur photographers. Via i4U.

Motorola MS550From the press release: Combining the form, function and fun of the digital camera with wireless communication essentials, the Motorola MS550 is guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs from mobile consumers.  With innovation and intelligence, the Motorola MS550 replicates a traditional digital camera experience – fusing premium imaging tools with connectivity must-haves.  At first glance, the model MS550 looks like a traditional camera, but its unique sliding form reveals a full number-pad for mobile phone functionality.  A rich feature set, including a 3 megapixel camera with optical 2 x zoom, auto-focus and photo indicator, complements the familiar and intuitive design and complete the magnified mobile multimedia experience – giving jet-setting consumers a new way to capture and share their world with sophisticated ease. 

Dynamic Design
The Motorola MS550 perfectly emulates the look and feel of your digital camera, with a two-handed photo capture experience you’ll forget that this sleek device also lets you make calls!  Pocket-sized yet bursting with multimedia potential, the Motorola MS550 makes the most of on-the-go moments.  And, with an innovative slider form factor, this mobile photography phone makes it easy to point and click at any whim.  

Photo First Functionality
Mobile photographers will delight in the expansive imaging expertise of the Motorola MS550, bringing their visions to life via a 3 megapixel camera, auto-focus, photo indicator and 2 x optical zoom.  Photo album and photo editing applications give consumers the chance to leverage their inner artist.  The multimedia enjoyment doesn’t stop with still life – the model MS550 provides the tools to capture live-action moments with MP4 streaming video record and playback*. 

Get an Ear Full
Balancing out its top-notch visual functionality, the Motorola MS550 provides advanced audio to keep you grooving on-the-go.  Jam to MP3 tunes, WAV files and more – it all comes through crystal clear.


  • Unique camera “sliderâ€? design

  • Large, vivid 2.2 inch color display

  • Integrated 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, 2 x optical zoom and photo indicator for high-quality photo capture

  • Video capabilities including MP4 video capture and playback for capturing action-packed adventures

  • Electrifying music capabilities, supporting 64 MIDI, AAC, AAC+, MP3 files

  • 3D gaming capable

  • Downloadable musical ringtones, animations and more

  • External memory for added storage space

  • EvDO technology for rapid downloading, sending and viewing multimedia files

The Motorola MS550 is expected to be available in the second half of 2005.


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