Motorola's W7 Active Edition Is Controlled With Hand Gestures

As the name suggests, Motorola's new w7 Active Edition slider is targeted at sporty types, but the physical effort does not stop with the built-in pedometer and personal trainer application.

It appears that Moto is jumping on the accelerometer bandwagon big time with this one—users can control functions on the phone with simple hand gestures:

Shake up your everyday phone experience by controlling MOTO W7 using simple hand gestures, taps and flicks. Flip the phone over to silence the ringer of an incoming call, snooze the alarm clock or pause the music. Shake twice to instantly launch your favourite application, such as the music player. When showing off your photo albums or music libraries, flick the phone right or left to move between songs and images.

The Moto W7 also features a 2.0 megapixel camera and it runs on a 3G network—although it appears that only customers in Asia and Latin America will be able to get their hands on one in the foreseeable future. [Motorola]

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