updated 02:30 pm EDT, Fri August 10, 2007
Moto RAZR2 at All Carriers
Quickly following the Verizon announcement, Motorola today revealed that the RAZR2 will be available for every major cell network in the US, letting users keep to their existing carrier rather than switch to take advantage of the new device. The GSM-based V8 will be available at T-Mobile, while the 3G-capable, red-tinted V9 will be available at AT&T. Subscribers to CDMA networks will receive the V9m and will include Alltel, Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon. Aside from network support, all versions will be identical in hardware features and should only change in terms of software.
The cellphone maker stopped short of announcing precise release dates but noted that the first phones would go on sale in as little as two weeks, suggesting that Verizon will launch the RAZR2 V9m on or before August 24th. Most networks should sell the phone close to the projected price of $300 with a two-year service plan but may also sell the phone contract-free closer to an expected $500.