updated 04:35 pm EDT, Fri September 8, 2006
Special Edition Moto PEBL
Motorola gained considerable good press by becoming one of the first cellphone manufacturers to make multiple colors a staple of its model range beyond simple faceplates. The PEBL in particular defines Motorola's current approach: several bright colors contrast sharply against the tepid blacks and silvers of rivals. The most desirable PEBL, however, is one that may only exist in a very limited production run. The company recently began a sweepstakes for US residents which is giving away fifty special PEBL models with a laser-engraved autograph by tennis star Maria Sharapova. While functionally similar to the regular model, only the Sharapova version is available in white and could easily become a collectible. Motorola has not said whether or not the PEBL will be available in white to regular buyers after the contest ends on September 29th.