When the Motorola v60 came out, it was simply the hottest handset to have. Launched in the early part of 2002, the phone was packed with internal and external features — new Motorola UI, voice activated dialing, anodized aluminum case, and carbon fiber inserts. It first launched on Verizon and Alltel in the U.S. and was one of the more expensive devices we can remember in that time period — full retail was upwards of $400. As far as raw specifications go, the Motorola v60 featured a tri-mode antenna with 800/1900 CDMA and AMPS support, two-way SMS support, WAP browser, accessory port at the bottom (speakerphone was a physical separate accessory), and external one line caller ID display.

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