Hey Motorola! 1986 Called…

You guys remember back in the days of Crocodile Dundee, Wang Chung, and Alf? Well apparently the team of guys who came up with the design for the new Motorola M990 must have used that era for inspiration in the new “Smart Rider” device. It looks like a BlackBerry mated with a pair of Blue Blocker sunglasses and decided to smoke crystal meth during the pregnancy. For those who don’t follow, we think this thing is hideous and outdated looking. You’re never gonna get out of your rut with devices like this. It gets better. Wait until you see who the target audience is…

“with stylish and full features set, it is targeted to a broad band of markets looking for exclusivity like business men, limousines and private cars looking for stylish communication and navigation solution…”

FCC – Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Report (PDF)

So, if you have a car that looks like this, then you’ll love the M990. It doesn’t even have a cord on it! Seriously Motorola, from the concept all the way to the design, you guys really missed the mark on this one. Here’s hoping Greg Brown puts a clamp on stuff like this going forward.

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