The handset itself measures 103x49.5x15.2mm and weighs in at 121g. The 2.2” TFT screen is capable of displaying up to 256,000 colours ensuring a bright and vibrant display. Navigation through the menus is carried out by a scroll wheel.
Users are alerted to incoming calls and messages by vibration and ringing with the option to download polyphonic ringtones and even allow MP3 music files to be used as ringtones. A speakerphone is built in allowing hands free communication.
Internal storage in the VE66 is 110MB with 256MB ROM. A microSD slot enables the use of memory cards to increase storage space for media files, contact info and other files. The phonebook can even store up to 1000 contacts.
A range of connectivity options allow users to stay connected on the move. Class 12 versions of EDGE and GPRS are included as well as full WiFi connectivity to take advantage of hotspots at various locations around the country. Bluetooth v2.0 is installed as standard enabling direct transfer of data and files between other Bluetooth compatible devices.
The VE66 comes equipped with an impressive camera boasting 5 megapixels. This operates at a pixel resolution of 2560x1920 pixels. Features of the camera include autofocus and an LED flash ensuring quality photos in bad lighting conditions. It is also capable of recording video as an alternative to still photographs.
A range of music and video file formats are supported by the VE66 media player. Supported music files are MP3, WAV, WMA, and AAC++. Video files in MP4, WMV, H.263 and H.264 formats are supported. Media files can easily be transferred to and from a computer via the built in micro USB port.
Other included features of the phone are a stereo FM radio with RDS, a selection of games, organizer, voice memo recorder and T9 predictive text input.
The operating system is Linux/Java-Based MOTOMAGX, which is accompanied by a 500MHx processor (32-Bit Freescale MXC275-30).
The Motorola VE66 offers an impressive range of functionality which is sure to appeal to a wide range of users. Many will be impressed with the range of media playback options as well as the 5MP camera. The handset itself is stylishly simple with a black facia surrounding the screen which complements the tasteful silver casing.