Motorola rumored to have killed the Alexander, scale back shipments of the MOTOSURF

By on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM.

Motorola rumored to have killed the Alexander, scale back shipments of the MOTOSURF

Not that anyone ever really spent sleepless nights longing for it, but it might upset a few Motorola fans to know that DigiTimes is reporting that the Motorola Alexander has been scrapped. The Alexander, for those who don’t recall, was said to be a Windows Mobile device that featured a vertically-sliding QWERTY keypad, an 8 megapixel camera and an NVIDIA graphics chip that was rumored to be more than adept at spitting out 3D graphics. In other Moto news, the same source is saying that shipments of the MOTOSURF have been scaled back due to a decision to limit the markets in which the device is available. Another one bites the dust…

[Via WMExperts]

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Motorola announces three new handsets, one you might care about

By on January 6, 2009 at 9:13 AM.

Motorola announces three new handsets, one you might care about

Motorola took the wraps off three of its latest handsets early this morning, though as is often the case for the struggling handset maker – the wraps were hardly on. The first handset, Renew W233, was first leaked some time ago and fully uncovered last week. We know it’s coming to T-Mobile early next month and judging from the response the handset has received thus far, few will be waiting for its arrival. The second handset, Tundra VA76r, was revealed on its way to AT&T back in December and also sparked little interest. Those with a unique need for a rugged handset may find it interesting but it’ll hardly be jumping off AT&T’s shelves to start the new year. Finally, we have the SURF A3100, which you might recognize by its codename “Atila”. Yep, we pretty much scooped it like a sundae back in August and while it hardly received the reception of it’s soon-to-be-announced QWERTY brother Alexander, it is a sexy little handset provided you can see your way past the stylus. The SURF is no slouch, boasting tri-band 3G, a 3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, aGPS and more, but it’s hard to get excited about it when we’ve already moved on to anticipate the flurry of handsets we scooped last month. Hit the jump for press shots of the Tundra and Renew.

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