Live images of the Motorola Rival a445, previously known as the Rush 2, and the Samsung Alias 2 have hit the interwebs giving us a sneak peek of these two upcoming Verizon Wireless handsets. The Motorola Rival a455, looking especially blurry this morning, is a colorful QWERTY side-slider that is expected to have EV-DO connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and a flashless 1.3 or 2.0 megapixel camera. A second set of images chronicles an impromptu unboxing of the Samsung Alias 2. Presumably arriving in stores just prior to its May 11th launch date, the Alias 2 looks very much like its predecessor and reportedly has a nice solid feel and a responsive electronic ink “magic keypad”. Though not expected to generate lines flowing out of Verizon’s doors per se, the Alias 2 is definitely shaping up to be a solid phone for Big Red. Hit the jump for a few more spy shots.
We first outed the RUSH 2 along with a ton of other Motorola handsets headed to Verizon and it looks like we’re getting closer to finally seeing one of the more interesting ones reach market. Thanks to Mobile-review, some new press shots of the RUSH 2 have leaked out and, well, they look exactly like the internal mock ups. Anyway, the thing doesn’t look too bad for the relatively cheap text and navigation-oriented slider it’s designed to be. In terms of specs, we’re still looking for more of them, but for now we can safely say it’s got EVDO connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, and a flashless camera with an unknown resolution. No clue on pricing, but we’re still sticking with this quarter. Hit the jump for a few more pics.
Well lookie here. Motorola apparently has a few tricks up its sleeve that might just surprise us in the coming year. Well they would have any way, if our trusty ninja didn’t come through with the goods! Moto fans, feast your eyes on four sexy handsets coming your way in what is shaping up to be Motorola’s final shot at survival. For the time being details are slim; in fact pretty much all we have are images, the knowledge that they’re all hitting Verizon Wireless, code names and a 2009 time frame (though we do know the RUSH 2 will be out during Q1, likely early in the quarter). We’re seeing some big changes here in terms of common styling cues from Moto – just look at the FLASH, pictured above. Sharp angles and raised, blended buttons – it actually looks pretty hot! There’s plenty more where that came from of course, so hit the jump for shots of the other three handsets.