OK. After pouring over all of these forums for a release date for the Sprint version, I went to the Sprint website, logged in, and emailed customer care about the new RAZR2. I said I was very interested in upgrading my phone soon, or I was considering switching to AT&T. I just got the following response:
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, we are in the process of launching Motorola V9M on August 19, 2007.
Thank you for emailing us. Have a great day!
Xxxxxx X. Business E-Care Sprint "Where our customers come first!"
So I came across the chance to play around with the RAZR2 yesterday for about two hours (thanks to my Dad), and I must say, I was quite impressed. The first thing I noticed about the phone was how glistening and shiny it was, the same basic coat as the upcoming MOTORKR V6m, it basically reflected off everything. Also the screen was huge, and vibrant and the touch screen controls was a nice little addition.
The one thing I noticed that the Phonescoop review stated was the spring that when you closed it shocked the phone and made it reverberate. This in fact was not the case as it closed with a silky smooth feeling. The size was a little suprising, because the phone was actually bigger than what I expected. It kinda reminded me of a really... (continues)
We wanted to get you guys something about these phones ASAP. Our options were hide the logos or not publish anything. It was a condition of getting our hands on the phones before release. We thought most people would prefer something over nothing at a... (continues)
Preview: Moto RAZR2 Series said: The V8 reviewed here is final hardware and almost final software, while the V9 models are not quite as far along. Therefore we can't comment on the things like battery life or software stability acc
To be perfectly honest, I'm not the biggest Moto fan (although I do own a platinum v3xx). However, I do find that the Razr2 series looks to be a worth successor to Razr family. The body, finish, and overall aesthetics of all of Razr2 variants are exceptional. Granted, none of these new Razrs offer any features we haven't seen before, it offers a level of refinement that to this point isn't matched by many handsets. I've got a new crush, the v9 is hoooottt 🤭 .
Yeah, Im looking foward to it too! (V9m though) But I feel bad for Verizon.. Theyre gonna miss out on the menu and everything else! I just hope there arnt some BIG problems with it like the first RAZR (battery- when you drop it, it shatters into a mi... (continues)
I just read through the review by Phonescoop. I must say they really botched this up. First statement was "all 3 versions v8, v9, & v9m all use different OS's this is true. Next was they have "all been reviewed hundreds of times" your crazy. The Java Linux is a new OS. At least to many consumers. The first phone to run this was E2, second Z6, & now the V8, this is 3 phones not hundreds.
Next statement. "The RAZR2 is still just a RAZR. Yes, it has a slightly sexier body and a new external display with fancy touch sensitive areas, but little else has changed"
Still just a razr nothing much has changed again crazy. Lets see a 500mhz processor is nothing to sneeze at. In fact this is the fastest thin form factor you can get. Only 1 phone... (continues)
As the article states: The music player is the same as on the MAXX Ve, so it does not remember where you left off playing if you've exited the player, and you cannot do any tasks in the background, so you have to exit the player to do anything other than answer a phone call.
I am assuming this is typical of a Verizon phone/UI? Most of the new Sprint phones have a Task/Background Manager built-in now that allow you to do other things while listening to music or using an application on the phone. Hopefully, this feature will carry over into the Sprint version too?!?
They find a "niche" phone & go with it for as long as possible. Anyone remember the T72x series? Or the V60x series? They come up with something that is really popular & then drag it out until everyone & their grandma owns it. I really wish Moto could be more revolutionary & come out with something new/different more frequently. All I see is same crap, different smell...
mmcnier said: They find a "niche" phone & go with it for as long as possible. Anyone remember the T72x series? Or the V60x series? They come up with something that is really popular & then drag it out until everyone & their grandma
hey rich i noticed in the pictures that you can read and check your missed calls using the 3 soft keys on the external display on the v8 ,but not on the v9m or the v9 !! is this true or did the pictures hide the soft keys??