updated 09:20 am EDT, Thu September 13, 2007
Moto RAZR2 V9m at Alltel
Alltel today began carrying the RAZR2 V9m, becoming the third to carry the CDMA-based phone in the US. The provider's version of the phone is unique through its support of Alltel's Celltop interface, which lets users constantly check news, weather, and other information through widgets built into a centralized interface. Ten widgets are included with the RAZR2 with more downloadable afterwards, Alltel says. The specialized version of Motorola's clamshell also uses the relatively fast EVDO Internet connection to stream XM's online radio and combine with the phone itself for assisted GPS through a TeleNav subscription.
Outside of software, the phone is virtually identical to the standard version, including the gray-on-gray metal shell, 2-megapixel camera, and stereo Bluetooth support. Alltel claims to have the RAZR2 both online and in retail shops and sells the phone for $300 when accompanied by a two-year service plan, though it also offers the phone without a long-term agreement for $500.