The Ruggedly Handsome Motorola V950

The Motorola V950 has rugged written all over its face. Just feel its rubbery texture and bulky appearance. At 17 mm, it’s really very slim when you compare it to any Nokia phone but this is a RAZR which is known for its supermodel slenderness. The thing is, Motorola decided they needed a phone that can be slapped around without getting hurt and the V950 takes the centerstage.

It’s a clamshell phone made from durable material that can withstand most forms of torture. But its tough exterior isn’t its only brilliant characteristic. This baby packs a powerful punch when it comes to high-speed data transfer with cdma2000 1xEV-DO Rev.A system. It allows for faster transfer of huge amounts of data or attachments. It also ensures that the transfer is not interrupted by roaming freely from network to network. Email and chat are also available in AOL, Windows Live and Yahoo.

Made for Sprint, users can enjoy the Sprint Music Store which sells songs for only 99 cents apiece. It is 3G capable so you can also access Sprint TV for live and on-demand video and audio streaming. Aside from that, this phone uses Sprint Navigation for turn-by-turn directions on its inbuilt GPS system.

It has a reasonable 2 megapixel camera allowing you up to 4 times zoom power, flash and video recording that you can store in its expandable memory through the use of the Micro SD slot. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0. If you have problem with people you don’t want to talk to, you can block incoming calls by pre-selecting the number on your phonebook. Its exclusive Direct Connect feature allows you to designate a number for both wireless and Nextel Direct Connect calls. If you are trying to reach a number unsuccessfully, you can instantly send an SMS message to let them know you are trying to call them.

The V950 is set to be released second quarter of this year and Sprint is banking on its appeal as a durable RAZR phone. Durability has been a constant problem with the RAZR series. It has been highly-marketed as a pretty phone but now, Motorola has come out with a model that proves phones can be both sexy-sleek and reliable as well. Sprint is certainly using the call feature of the V950 to their advantage promoting the Direct Connect services. Price is not yet mentioned but as soon as Sprint offers this to the public, we’ll soon know.