New Motorizr to make US debut in Academy Awards gift basket

Posted by Mark Raby

Los Angeles (CA) - Motorola's newest mobile handset, the Motorizr Z3, will first find its way to the US to 25 actors and directors nominated for the top designations in the Academy Awards, as part of the nominee gift basket that usually includes tens of thousands of dollars worth of items and gift certificates.

The Motorizr is similar to Motorola's other slim phones, with a slider design, a 2 megapixel digital camera, and compatibility with several different online features.  Like the Razr, the buttons are slimmed down and have touch-sensitive inputs.

The 25 nominees for the top awards will also receive two Bluetooth headsets and a pre-programmed selection of music, along with a collectible case personalized with each nominee's name.

The Motorizr Z3 launched earlier this year in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, but has yet to make a retail appearance in the US.  According to news reports, it will be making its US debut to general consumers in North America some time later in Q1 2007.