New pics of the Motorola RAZR3 emerge

By on April 30, 2010 at 9:03 PM.

New pics of the Motorola RAZR3 emerge

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We’re sure by now you’ve all seen the video overview of the Motorola RAZR3, so instead of running with that we thought we’d do our part by sharing some previously unseen photos of the now defunct handset. There’s really nothing for us to say about the flip phone that packs a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and Symbian UIQ, but it’s always neat to see what might have been, right? Hit the jump for some more pics!

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Motorola VE465 rugged feature phone headed to Alltel and TELUS

By on March 17, 2009 at 7:38 AM.

Motorola VE465 rugged feature phone headed to Alltel and TELUS

Here we go again. On the one hand, rumorsville is buzzing with speculation surrounding the Evoke QA4, a rather intriguing touchscreen slider reportedly headed to US Cellular, MetroPCS and/or Cricket. On the other hand, you’ve got the VE465.

  • CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100 connectivity
  • 1.9 inch TFT internal display with 176 x 220 pixels and 65k colors
  • 1.05 inch CSTN external display with 96 x 80 pixels
  • Brew OS
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Music player
  • Video player
  • MMS, SMS, Instant Messaging, E-mail
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • USB 2.0
  • MicroSD up to 4GB
  • Talk time: up to 4.5 hours, Standby time: up to 12 days
  • 1.8 x 3.9 x 0.7 inches, 3.8 ounces

We’re not sure exactly how this handset carries ruggedized devices forward but apparently Moto did something right as it has already been picked up by two known carriers, Alltel and TELUS. Release timing and pricing are still unknown but we’re hoping carrier subsidies take it down pretty low. Any of you outdoorsy types out there looking forward to snagging one?

[Via Unwired View]

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Motorola i9 touches down at Sprint stores, available March 12th on Nextel

By on March 7, 2009 at 12:50 PM.

Motorola i9 touches down at Sprint stores, available March 12th on Nextel

That saucy little Motorola i9… It just can’t stop posing for your pals at BGR. If you’re a Boost Mobile customer you probably already know that the i9 has launched in all of its deceptively bulky glory, well, because it’s far and away the sexiest handset Boost has ever seen. What about poor Nextel customers though, don’t they get any love from Motorola’s new iDEN RAZR? Thanks to one of our trusty ninjas we can confirm that this puppy is indeed headed to Nextel — in fact, it’s already slowly but surely making its way to various Sprint stores. As far as availability goes, you’re looking at a March 12th launch and pricing will be $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate . Sit tight, PTT addicts! Hit the jump for a few more pics, including size comparison shots next to a Curve.

Thanks, Teck!

Updated at 5:30 pm EST to reflect price correction — the final price after rebate is $249.99, not $299.99.

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Motorola i9 coming soon to Boost Mobile

By on January 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM.

Motorola i9 coming soon to Boost Mobile

At this point, provided you live in an area well-covered by Sprint Nextel’s iDEN network, mobile users who don’t have a requirement for a smartphone might be considered crazy not to take advantage of Boost Mobile’s new unlimited plan. $50, everything, all you can eat – don’t expect larger carriers to touch it any time soon. That said, one of the issues possibly preventing customers from heading to Boost is the lack of an exciting handset inventory but from the looks of things Boost is trying to remedy that. Sure the RAZR design is about 350 years old at this point, but the i9 is still a sexy new ModeShift-sporting, PTT-ready handset that will soon be making its way to Boost. You remember the i9, we showed it to you back in October. We had a pretty good idea it was coming to Boost Mobile but a new flier for the Boost unlimited plan might point to a release in the very close future. Hit the jump for a screenshot and a PDF download link.

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Official Motorola i9 images emerge, release imminent

By on December 15, 2008 at 5:51 PM.

Official Motorola i9 images emerge, release imminent

Well look who decided to come back and poke its head out again. The Motorola i9 we first showed you live images of back in October is making news again as official pics begin to scatter across the internet. This sweet-looking love child of a rambunctious RAZR and ROKR is apparently gearing up for a release soon and it will likely be well received among the dumbphone crowd, assuming the price is right. A 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, ModeShift and integrated GPS are among the features that might draw in Sprint customers. So, iDEN people, first the 8350i is made official and now this – you guys feeling the love or are both the handsets already old news?

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Motorola RAZR takes fire, literally; saves man’s life

By on November 21, 2008 at 11:08 AM.

Motorola RAZR takes fire, literally; saves man’s life

Despite being significantly more expensive, Apple’s iPhone 3G is constantly gaining ground on the Motorola RAZR’s top sales position in the US. It has tons more features, more functionality and completely trumps the RAZR in terms of wow-factor. One thing the iPhone won’t do however, is save your life. Ronald “R.J.” Richard was doing yard work on his 5-acre property in St. Tammany, Louisiana when something struck him in the chest right above his heart. Richard described the impact as “a punch in the chest,” and initially thought some debris had been kicked up by his lawn mower. When the 68-year-old reached under his sweater and removed the cell phone clipped to his overalls to see if it had been damaged by the impact, a single .45 caliber bullet dropped into his lap. According to the report, someone had fired the round from woods roughly 1/4-mile from Richard’s home, without malicious intent, and inadvertently struck the man in the chest. The cellphone and case, which Richard doesn’t ordinarily clip to the front of his overalls, took 100% of the damage from the bullet and the man walked away without a scratch. Sure an iPhone might keep you entertained for hours, but a RAZR will take a bullet for you. Hit the read link of a video report.

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Sprint’s upcoming Motorola i9 comes out of hiding

By on October 25, 2008 at 4:32 PM.

Sprint’s upcoming Motorola i9 comes out of hiding

What do you get when a rambunctious RAZR and a ROKR in heat are left along in the same room? You’re looking at it. The first taste of Motorola’s next generation RAZR has finally been caught in the wild and it should be making its way to a Sprint store near you sooner than some might have thought. Last week we saw the Motorola i9 RAZR pass through the FCC and now your old pal’s at BGR have managed to score a few action shots of the i9, well, making its way around some guy’s basement (damn, that’s a lot of drinks dude). In spite of the fact that this is yet another RAZR from Motorola, it actually looks pretty sweet. It was only a matter of time before ModeShift found its way to Moto’s skinny clam shell and now that it has, we kind of want to play with it. Soon people, soon. Hit the jump for two more shots.

Thanks, djSD!

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Proof of recession: RAZR V3 still the top selling phone in America

By on October 9, 2008 at 5:53 AM.

Proof of recession: RAZR V3 still the top selling phone in America

RAZR V3 still top selling mobile phone in America.

You don’t need a fancy masters degree in economics from Oxford to know that America is in a recession; all you need to do is look at what electronics are selling the best and you’ll have a pretty good snap shot of how much disposable income people have. And while it feels like everyone and their momma has at one time or another ran out to buy the hottest 3G devices they could find, the results are in and RAZR V3 is still the top selling phone in America. Sure, you could try and make yourself feel better by repeating over and over again the the iPhone 3G and BlackBerry Curve are numbers 2 and 3 respectively, but that would just be crazy talk.

[Via Engadget]

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Motorola’s last stand: Sir Alexander, the 8 megapixel camera phone

By on June 23, 2008 at 10:18 AM.

Motorola’s last stand: Sir Alexander, the 8 megapixel camera phone

One of our Motorola ninjas hit us up to give us the low-down on their brand new unreleased flapship phone. It was described to us as being Motorola’s “last stand”, so to speak. Internally, everyone is hedging their bets on this bad boy, and if this doesn’t get accepted like Motorola hopes it will, it’s all over for them. Then again, it’s been all over for them for a while now, no? In any case, the specs on the phone codenamed Alexander are:

  • Originally a 5 megapixel camera, but possibly scrapped since the ZN5 is out. It looks like it’s going to be an 8 megapixel camera phone. At least that’s what is floating around in the R&D labs…
  • The device will have a built-in NVIDIA chip which will handle both video and 3D graphics.
  • It will have GPS
  • It might possibly be a touch screen but that has not been confirmed to us just yet.
  • The phone is rumored to run UIQ as the OS, “probably version 4.0 or higher.”
  • It’s called a “Dark Project” phone because of the secrecy surrounding it. Well, that worked out really pretty good.
  • Release right now is set for October, but as always, that could change.
  • Again, this is said to be Moto’s last big attempt at getting back their market share and reclaiming victory. If this doesn’t work out, we’re told it’s all over for them and they will sell the company.

How many RAZRs does it take to save Motorola? Apparently way more than 100M.

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