Technology: AMPS, TDMA, GSM, CDMA
Moto continued to be an innovation leader after the Dynatac, but the StarTac was its first real consumer hit. The original "it phone," the StarTac revolutionized handset design by making the flip phone mainstream. Sure, the first MicroTac preceded the StarTac by seven years, but the StarTac got all the glory. Indeed, it was smaller than almost every handset before it (just 3.1 ounces), it offered a vibrate mode, and you could attach a second battery for more juice.
CNET review bottom line: The StarTac ST7867W is small, light, and stacks up well against other feature-rich phones.
January 29, 2014 6:00 PM PST
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