CES 2009: Motorola Aura
I spotted the Motorola Aura at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, and let me tell you, this cell phone is beautiful. At first sight, you can tell this phone is not your average handset because everything about it screams luxury. The spectacular circular display on this handset works well with the swivel form factor, and has a screen with a 300 dpi resolution capable of displaying 16 million colors so try to imagine how clear that looks. When you nudge the Aura’s top cover, it exposes a backlit keypad with a d-pad that helps you navigate through the phone’s interface. Inspired by classic time pieces, the phone features a small window on the back that shows off the phone’s internal gears, and is designed with high-end materials such as a etched stainless steel housing, sapphire crystal, and has Swiss bearings. The $2,000 Motorola Aura includes a music player, a two-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Motorola’s Crystal Talk, 2GB of internal memory, SMS, MMS, and an open source browser. Here’s a quick video to give you a better idea of what the phone looks like.