KRZR me!

I was asked to preview the new Motorola KRZR and since I love to give my opinions to whoever will listen I said yes. 🙂
Motorola KRZR
I met with Ian from Hill & Knowlton to pick up the phone. He handing me this snazzy metal briefcase. Jesus, I said, am I on some kind of secret mission. The photo below was taken with the KRZR.
Motorola KRZRpreview case
Not bad at this size.

I’m a Moto Q user so I’m not loving the phone as much as I would like. I really miss my email access :(. I said I would use the KRZR so I bit the bullet and switched the handset yesterday. Yes, that’s email withdrawal in less than 24hours. I’m pathetic. If I wasn’t already spoiled with a smartphone I think I would love the KRZR.

I’m still getting used to the phone. Uploading my contacts, calender and tasks was super easy thanks to Windows XP and Outlook. The MP3 player function is what stands out to me from my initial usage of the phone. It kicks the Moto Q’s ass, which uses Windows Media player which I’m not a big fan of. The music quality is amazing and it has good volume levels. I got an adapter in my package and I was able to use my Shure headphones to listen to music, it was heaven. I like the external music navigation buttons, but I wish there was some kind of lock function to prevent accidentally hitting the buttons.

Next steps is getting my Mario Bros ringtone on this thing and making my own. Yes, the KRZR comes with Ringtone making software. I’ve got some music that would be awesome, Madvillian, Bjork, Goldfrapp. YAY!

PS – There is a white one too.

I’m having a hard name with this KRZR name thing. I had to go through this post and correct all the times I wrote KZRZ instead, bah.


By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. you got the motoQ. not as a trial I assume? i’m the same way with my KRZR…some organizational withdrawal.

  2. Hey Anita… your secret mission has started ; )

    Regarding the external music buttons. There actually is a lock. All you have to do is hold down the ‘smart key’ (below the volume buttons on left side of the phone) then the external controls deactivate. Do the same again to turn them back on. Hope that helps!

  3. Blaine.

    I bought my Q in the summertime, unfortunately it wasn’t a gift. I’m going through serious withdrawal though. I’m actually amazed how easy it was for the Q to attach itself to my life.

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