updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu October 2, 2008
Moto Krave and VU204 Leak
Verizon is about to launch two Motorola phones that include one of the latter's first touch phones for a major US carrier, a leaked ad obtained by Phone Arena suggests. The Krave ZN4 (pictured) is similar in many ways to the China-oriented MING series and is dominated by a touchscreen with a transparent cover; new to the American phone is live digital TV with a MediaFLO tuner, a full HTML browser and faster Internet access over EVDO Revision A.
A two-megapixel camera, Visual Voice Mail and microSDHC support will round out the Krave's features when it appears on October 14th. The phone is revealed as selling for $150 when paired up with a two-year contract and will also sell under Verizon's new contract-free strategy for $350.
The VU204 is more basic and will sport a clamshell design with an outer VGA camera and Bluetooth as its most notable features. Appropriately, Verizon is said to be pricing the budget entry at about $30 after signing a plan and following a rebate. Its release date is unknown but should come at the same time as or before the release of the Krave.