updated 08:40 am EDT, Tue October 14, 2008
Moto Krave at Verizon
Verizon today launched the Krave ZN4, Motorola's first touchscreen phone made solely for CDMA networks. The handset closely follows the design of the normally China- and GSM-oriented MING but is spun as a media-friendly device with a MediaFLO tuner for live digital TV, media player software, up to 8GB microSDHC storage, and a regular 3.5mm headphone jack. A two-megapixel camera and Bluetooth with stereo sound are also part of the core design.
In addition to the V CAST TV handled by its tuner, the Krave also touts support for DRM-free Rhapsody music downloads as well as assisted GPS through Verizon's subscription service. Motorola's phone is listed as available today and sells for $150 with a two-year contract or $350 when bought on a month-to-month plan.