updated 01:50 pm EDT, Tue July 31, 2007
Moto Q9 and RAZR2 Aug 24
AT&T is planning a large-scale introduction of phones in August, claims an insider with access to the carrier's release schedule. In particular, the provider is expected to at last release two of Motorola's new-generation 3G phones -- the RAZR2 V9 and the larger Q9h -- on August 24th, meeting the handset maker's goal of bringing the RAZR2 to the US before the end of the summer. No AT&T-specific software extras were revealed with the leak, although both would have the speed and features for the network's eMusic Mobile online store and Video Share services.
Other devices will also be released near the same timeframe, the same source alleges. The BlackBerry 8820 is likely to lead off the phone introductions next month and should be available on August 13th or 14th, though support for UMA bridging of calls between GSM and Wi-Fi isn't immediately expected. The Amoi-made SMT5700 smartphone should also arrive a few days after the two Motorola devices, selling on the 28th. A single Korean phone, the Pantech C810, is set to release in September but has yet to receive any technical details. [via BGR]