Got a Motorola RAZR? Hate wires? Then you'll be pleased to know that the long-vaporware Wildcharge wireless charging pad - which promises to replenish your gadget's batteries just by placing it on the inductive platter - is now available... as long as you only want to use it for your Motorola V3.
T-Mobile today released their version of Motorola’s latest jack, the MOTORAZR2 V8. if you want to know the big difference between this model and the ones that everyone else got, it’s a slight bit of software customization and then the lack of any storage expansion slot, but in trade, it does come with 2GB of storage built in.
After the release of the iPhone, in fact after just about any phone released since a few months ago, releasing the RAZR2 with it’s only impressive feature being a high res external screen with a touch-sensitive portion at the bottom, that’s just unacceptable. Especially at a price point of $249 after a 2 year contract, that’s just crazy.
Alltel gets on the new RAZR 2 bandwagon today in releasing the V9m with some of its own customization such as XM Radio, Celltop, Axcess Search, and TeleNav GPS. The V9m offers standard features such as microSD expansion slot, stereo Bluetooth support, 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, and a handsome external display – which are all on par with Sprint (click to read review), Verizon and at&t’s version of the RAZR2.
So some of you I am sure saw our own Chris Davies’ review of the Sprint RAZR2 V9m. Well, Motorola has released another model already, the V8, the key difference being that it’s Linux powered.
Specs wise there is a WMP11 codec, a USB 2.0 interface, a touchscreen customized for music, 512MB of integrated storage and up to 2GB of (microSD?) user storage. You can also read text messages on the external display. There is quad band GSM/GPRS, a 2MP cam with MPEG4 video support and 8x zoom. The external display is the same 2” QVGA screen, the internal one is 2.2” same resolution as the external one.
No handset in the RAZR range has managed to capture the same excitement as that which met the original V3, and Motorola has been accused of resting on their laurels and relying on past glories instead of true innovation. The MOTORAZR2, then, is part evolution and part attempted revolution; Motorola recognising that, while the same ethos of "slim & sexy" might kick-start design, these days you need true features if you want to win sales. Sprint sent over their version of the MOTORAZR2, the V9m, and asked us to be honest about whether this descendant lives up to its heritage.
A couple weeks ago, many media outlet reported that Sprint will be selling Motrola RAZR V9m, and as of today Sprint has officially rolled out the phone. The V9m is now available on Sprint and selling at $249.99 after discount with 2-years contract. It features a large external LCD displaying even more information from the external screen before you need to open the clamshell phone.
I am so sick and tired of seeing Razr’s everywhere that when I saw someone carrying a Katana the other day, I was shocked. Yes I know there are other thin fashion phones out there, but if you tallied up the sales figures for all the various iterations of the original Razr I don’t think there would be many phones that could come even close.
So when I found out Motorola was going to try to capitalize on this form factor again, I thought to the movie industry where the sequels are generally worse than the original. Apparently that is not entirely the case, while the Moto Razr2 might not be worse than the original, I don’t think, based on Cnet’s review, it carries the timelessness that the Razr does.
An anonymous tip came into Boy Genius Report stating that the Motorola RAZR2 V9M should be launching on Sprint sometime next month.
Expect the same specs we’ve already seen such as a 2-megapixel camera, microSD with support up to 2GB, the ability to use the phone as modem and 240 x 320 display with 262k colors. Sprint services will include Sprint Power Vision Network, Sprint TV, Music Store, mobile, picture and video mail, NFL Mobile Application, On Demand, stereo Bluetooth-enabled, SMS text and voice messaging and wireless backup.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but I'm wondering whether this new VTech cordless DECT phone steps a little too much across the imitation line and falls flat into copying - that keypad is very similar to the Motorola RAZR!