After a heap of Motorola rumors that have been spreading online like wildfire and after a lot of debate about the mishaps of their Mobile division, the US-based company is finally announcing two new GSM handsets, targeted mainly at the US.
The Motorola Z9 we already thoroughly told you about is finally out with a signed deal with the US carrier AT&T. The Z9 slider has quad-band GSM support and dual-band UMTS support (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps). Behind the fashionable glossy red surface you might also find stereo Bluetooth, a microSD memory card slot (up to 8GB cards), and a 2 megapixel snapper.
Motorola Z9 exclusively by AT&T
The Motorola Z9 will also make use of the proprietary AT&T GPS Navigator service thanks to the built-in GPS receiver. Bear in mind that it seems this is the first AT&T feature phone to feature GPS at all.
The Motorola Z9 is yours for grabs for only $150 after a special online discount at AT&T website. You still have to sign a 2-year contract with them though.
The Motorola M990 Smart Rider In-Vehicle Phone certainly won't grab first place at a beauty contest, but it features a built-in GPS receiver and interactive voice activation.
Motorola Smart Rider
The Motorola M990 Smart Rider phone has a 2.8-inch display that is used for turn-by-turn navigation, voice-guided driving instructions, real-time traffic reports and automatic re-routing.
But it's a GSM phone too, so you can make and receive calls wirelessly with it thanks to Bluetooth technology.
The Motorola M990 Smart Rider phone will be available in June 2008.