updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed August 29, 2007
Moto RAZR2 V9m at Verizon
Verizon today began selling the RAZR2 V9m, becoming the first American carrier to actually sell Motorola's premium flip phone following earlier announcements. The shipping version ships in black with a copper-effect metal shell and supports Verizon's V CAST music and video download services as well as assisted GPS routing through VZ Navigator. As promised, the 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and EVDO broadband are untouched in the selling version.
The provider begins shipping V9m models today and has confirmed rumored price cuts meant to compete against Sprint's lower price for the same RAZR2. Despite its original announcement of a $300 price, Verizon will carry the phone for $250 when teamed with a two-year contract and an online rebate. The company doesn't publish its prices for reduced contracts but sells the phone for $400 with a one-year plan and $470 without any commitment.