updated 11:45 am EST, Fri November 24, 2006
Motorla RAZR V3m at Alltel
Cellphone carrier Alltel on Friday revealed that it has begun carrying the RAZR V3m, the music-oriented and increasingly pervasive version of Motorola's popular handset. While the phone is functionally similar to earlier models, Alltel notes that its variant supports the most advanced features of its network, such as the company's EVDO-based Axcess Broadband and video messaging. The provider plans to offer both a red-colored model -- though one unrelated to the (PRODUCT) Red charity -- as well as a more conventional silver. Both versions are priced very aggressively, Alltel says. In a rare move, the carrier offers two of the silver handsets for $80 when linked to two-year contracts on both devices. Subscribers buying the more exotic red V3m can obtain a similar deal for $100.