Motorola Slvr

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The Motorola Slvr (styled SLVR) is a former series of candybar mobile phones from Motorola, and was one of the series in the 4LTR line. The first phones were released in early 2005. Inspired by the Razr, they were designed to be very thin and lightweight.


Motorola Slvr L2
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS
Dimensions113 x 49 x 10.9 mm
Mass86 g
Memory10 MB
DisplaySTN 65,000 colours
Connectivitymini-USB, Bluetooth

The Motorola L2 (not marketed specifically under SLVR designation) was announced on March 11, 2005 - originally under the name Motorola SLVRlite V270 - alongside the L6.[1] Unlike the L6, the L2, which lacks a camera, external memory, and music features, is marketed specifically to corporate and government markets which generally prohibit their employees from using phones with the listed features.[2]


Type Specification
Modes GSM 850 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Europe/Asia: GSM 900 instead of 850
Weight 2.82 oz (80 g)
Dimensions 4.33" x 1.93" x 0.41" (110 x 49 x 10 mm)
Form Factor Bar Internal Antenna
Battery Life Talk: 5.83 hours (350 minutes) Standby: 380 hours (15.8 days)
Battery Type LiIon 720 mAh
Display Type: LCD (Color STN) Colors: 65,536 (16-bit) Size: 128 x 160 pixels
Platform / OS (N/A)
Memory 10 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)


Motorola Slvr L6
Compatible networksGSM
Dimensions113×49×10.9 mm
Mass86 g
Memory11 MB
DisplaySTN 65,000 colours, 128×160 pixels
Rear cameraVGA
Connectivitymini-USB, Bluetooth

Originally announced as the SLVRcam V280, the Motorola L6 was released shortly before its heavily advertised brother, the L7 (see below). The L6 held the title of the thinnest mobile phone in the UK for a short while, before being beaten by the Samsung P300. Features of the L6 include Bluetooth, MP3 ring tones, camera and video on it. It is basically a cut-down version of the Slvr L7 with all functions except for iTunes (US only) and the use of external memory. The Slvr L6 also has a smaller screen than that of the Slvr L7.

A newer version of the L6 called L6i adds FM radio function.


  • Battery: Li-Ion, BC50 750/820 mAh
  • Stand-by: up to 345 h
  • Talk time: up to 5 h 50 min
  • Dimensions: 113×49×10.9 mm, 56 cc
  • Weight: 86 g
  • Bands: Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for international roaming
  • Display: CSTN, 65K colors
  • Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  • Camera: VGA, 640x480 pixels, supports 3GP and MP4 videos
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic MIDI (24 channels), MP3, AMR, AAC
  • Memory: 10 MB shared memory
  • Data: GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbit/s
  • Local connectivity: Bluetooth, miniUSB
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML


Type Specification
Modes GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Weight 2.82 oz (80 g)
Dimensions 4.33" x 1.93" x 0.41" (110 x 49 x 10 mm)
Form Factor Bar Internal Antenna
Battery Life Talk: 5.83 hours (350 minutes) Standby: 380 hours (15.8 days)
Battery Type LiIon 720 mAh
Display Type: LCD (Color STN) Colors: 65,536 (16-bit) Size: 128 x 160 pixels
Platform / OS Motorola Native OS
Memory 10 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)
Phone Book Capacity 500
FCC ID IHDT6FW1 (Approved Oct 12, 2005)
Camera Resolution: VGA (640 x 480) self-timer
High-Speed Data Technology: GPRS class 10
Java ME Version: MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Multiple Numbers per Name Numbers per entry: 6
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 24
Predictive Text Entry Technology: iTAP
Ringer Profiles Number of profiles: 6
Speaker Phone Type: Full-Duplex
Text Messaging 2-Way: Yes plus IM (Wireless Village)
USB mini-USB connector
Video Capture Max. Length: 15 seconds
Wireless Internet WAP 2.0

Specific absorption rate[edit]

As of November 2005, (when it was first introduced) the Motorola Slvr L6 ranked as one of the ten highest-radiation phones in the United States at a digital SAR level of 1.58. [1]


Motorola Slvr L7
Motorola Slvr L7
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (quad band), GPRS; CDMA 850/1900, 1xEVDO
First releasedQ1 2005
Form factorCandybar
Dimensions1.9 in x 4.5 in x 0.45 in
Mass3.38 oz
Memory11 MB Internal and External microSD cards expandable up to 1 GB.
Display176×220 pixel ( 1.9 ) 262,144 color TFT LCD
Connectivitymini-USB, Bluetooth

The L7 was originally announced as Motorola SLVR V8 in February 2005,[3] before being renamed to SLVR L7. It was released at the same time as the L6 in early 2005, but the L7 is more professional, and is one of a few non-Apple branded phones released featuring iTunes support, allowing the user to play up to 100 downloaded songs that are stored on the phone's removable microSD card. It is known for its dedicated web browser and web video downloader which critics have said is the main feature of the Slvr.

The Slvr L7 also features Bluetooth connectivity, a digital camera with 4x digital zoom and has a speakerphone. Carried in the United States by Cingular Wireless, Metro PCS, and Cricket Communications, and carried in Canada by Rogers Wireless, it superseded the earlier Motorola ROKR E1, which was withdrawn from the market due to lackluster sales. There is also a quad-band World Version of the L7 available internationally, which comes without the iTunes software. Instead, the standard Motorola Digital Audio Player is included. The SD card is used for storing videos downloading from the web via GSM/GPRS.


  • Battery: Li-Ion 820 mAh
  • Music Playback up to 12 hours
  • Talk time: up to 6 hours 40 minutes
  • Standby time: up to 350 hours
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 4.5 x .45 in. / 113 x 49 x 11.5 mm.
  • Weight: 3.38 oz. / 96 g.
  • Bands: Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for international roaming
  • GPRS : Class 10 (2U/4D)
  • Display: TFT, 256K colours, 176 x 220 resolution
  • Memory: 11 MB internal (5 MB available to users), microSD (TransFlash) expansion card slot for up to 1 GB.[4]
  • Camera: VGA resolution (640x480)(0.3 megapixels), video-176x144=high resolution,
    • With Tweek it is possible to increase from 3gp to MP4 (aka 3gp2) format with file size limit of 64 MB*
  • Multimedia playback: MP3 (via iTunes for the US market, or Motorola's Digital Audio Player for the rest of the world), MPEG4, 3gp
  • Local connectivity: Bluetooth, mini-USB
Motorola L71 on the China Mobile network


This is a refresh version of the phone that features a 1.3megapixel camera, EDGE and some internal hardware changes - it is effectively a Motorola RIZR Z3 with a 1.3 MP camera in a candybar form factor. The various model designations are for different markets and case styles. Note that the L7i is not the same phone as the "L7 i-Mode" - despite the very similar external appearance, the internal parts are almost completely different. The L7e will operate with a 2 GB micro SD card.


Similar to the original Slvr, this CDMA version offers a Sprint or Motorola music player which can hold as many songs as the size of the memory card in the phone. It also features EvDO high speed data. Currently the phone is offered by Sprint, Claro, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket Communications, and a silver version for Verizon Wireless. It comes in silver(Verizon Only), black, and red (Sprint only).

While Sprint's Music Store/Player ("powered by Groove Mobile") will list all songs on the SD card, it fails to play any that reside above the first 1 GB of space on the card, producing "Error M506". It also fails to play random tracks if some tracks have a long pathname (directory name length plus file name length), where "long" is approximately over 32 characters.

Verizon's version specifically prevents you sending audio files to the phone via Bluetooth (OBEX). Ringtones can, however, be transferred using free software, called BitPim.

Red L7[edit]

Partnering with Motorola, various British networks released a special Product Red Slvr and Bluetooth H3 headset to help support Global Fund programs which aim to positively impact the lives of women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.


When the battery is low, the Slvr emits a frequent loud beep, which is inconvenient in many settings. The beeping can be disabled by putting the phone in the silent or vibrate modes, or switching the phone off. The beeping stops when the battery is recharging.

Other specifications[edit]

The complete Motorola Slvr L7 list of specifications are:[5]

Type Specification
Modes GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Weight 3.38 oz
Dimensions 1.8 in x 4.2 in x 0.64 in
Form Factor Bar

Internal Antenna

Battery Life Talk: 6.33 hours (380 minutes)

Standby: 350 hours (15 days)

Battery Type Li-Ion

820 mAh

Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)

Colors: 262,144 (18-bit) Size: 176x220 pixels

Platform / OS P2K
Memory 5 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)
Phone Book Capacity 1000
FCC ID IHDT56FP1 (Approved October 13, 2005)
Bluetooth class 2
Camera Resolution: VGA (640x480) [L7e = 1280x1024]
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP3, SMTP
Expansion Card Card Type: TransFlash (MicroSD)
High-Speed Data Technology: GPRS


Motorola Slvr L9
Motorola Slvr L9 (L72)
Mass96 g
Memory20 MB internal
Display176x220, 256K colors
Rear camera2 MP

The Slvr L9,[6] known as the L72 in Asia, features a 2.0-megapixel camera which records Video at CIF 352*288, GPRS class 10 and EDGE class 10 support, FM radio and expandable memory of up to 2 GB. It was released in June 2007. It is an upgrade to the L7e, with an improved camera and FM radio.

Use by NSA[edit]

The SLVR is featured in the NSA ANT catalog as a variant costing $15,000 and containing a software-defined radio for covert surveillance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Motorola SLVRlite and SLVRcam - Mobile Gazette - Mobile Phone News". Retrieved 2023-07-18.
  2. ^ Zhang, Tong (2006-05-03). "Cingular Introduces Motorola L2 Phone". MobileTechReview. Retrieved 2006-09-17. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Motorola SLVR L7 - Mobile Gazette - Mobile Phone News". Retrieved 2023-07-18.
  4. ^ "Memory Card Compatibility Chart". Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  5. ^ Slvr L7 at ePhoneNews
  6. ^ "Motorola SLVR L9 - Mobile Gazette - Mobile Phone News". Retrieved 2023-07-18.