The Motorola Moto ZN300 utilises a Linux/Java-based MOTOMAGX operating system, which makes it somewhat different from many handsets market. Reliability and stability are key elements and the use of this operating system provides that and more. The unit itself is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, as well as being a functional slider phone. Measuring 95 mm x 46 mm wide and only 15 mm thick it is somewhat compact. At only 103 g, this impressive social media handset is also lightweight.

The unit comes with a specific aim, which as with many handsets currently on the market relates to social media and networking. Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Photobucket applications are all included with this particular unit, and offer the ability to utilise these services whilst on the move.

The display screen is a TFT display screen, which can display up to 256,000 colours within a pixel screen size of 240 x 320 pixels. Images displayed, generally are of excellent quality with a vibrancy and clarity that ensures enjoyable browsing. The keypad supplied with this particular unit, is a ModeShift morphing style keypad which is both responsive and easy to use. The handset comes with both vibration and ring alert types, with the ability to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones as a means of further personalisation. In addition a speakerphone, offering hands-free communication, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack are also included within the package.

For those who require entertainment, this handset doesn’t disappoint, offering as it does and MP4/MP3 player, which will play all major audio and video file types. An FM stereo radio is also included, as well as a variety of games. In addition to the social media aspect, a video mixer is also included which allows editing of video that has been captured with the 3.15 mega pixel camera. The camera operates at 2048 x 1536 pixels and comes with a flash. Video capture is at 15 to 20 frames per second here and offers a viable alternative to still imagery

Class 10 versions of GPRS and EDGE are available, as is also blue tooth and USB, both version 2.0. The phone comes with internal memory of 8 MB however, by utilising the microSD card slot this can be significantly increased up to 32 GB.

The Motorola Moto ZN300 incorporates many features that many will find useful. The current theme of social media integration is running through many current mobile manufacturers ranges, and this particular handset offers this and more.