Why the MOTOZINE ZN5 will not save Motorola

After over a year of rumours, leaked pictures and speculation, Motorola have finally announced the 5 megapixel camera phone they've been working on with Kodak. Called the Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5, the new camera phone was seen as a key element in Motorola's fight-back against its competitors, which have been eating up its market share for over a year now.
Is it too little too late, though? Given that most of the other manufacturers have had 5 megapixel camera phones on the market for over a year now, and Sony Ericsson are about to launch an 8 megapixel camera phone, can Motorola's first 5 megapixel camera phone really help the company stem its losses and help it regain the technological lead it once held?
Read on after the jump to find out.

I used to be a fan of Motorola phones. I nearly bought a Motorola RAZR way back in 2004 when it came out, simply because it looked about 100 years ahead of the competition. I even had a Motorola Accompli 008 back in 2001, one of the first smartphones with a touchscreen (albeit stylus-based). The reason I didn't buy the RAZR? Its features. At the time, it had an awful VGA camera, whereas the phone I did buy, the Sony Ericsson S700i, had a top of the range (for the time!) 1.3 megapixel camera that actually took decent photos.
I decided that looks alone weren't enough and that I wanted a phone whose features actually worked, rather than being tacked on as a marketing gimmick because every other phone had them. Is this still the case with the new MOTOZINE ZN5? Is it yet another Motorola phone that flatters to deceive, with a 5 megapixel camera built-in, simply because every other camera phone is now boasting at least 5 megapixels?


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