Phonescoop uncovers fresh news from Motorola. Announcement is due of a new addition to the ROKR series. The ROKR U9 is a music enabled clamshell taking after the PEBL. It features an external color display and music controls similar to the ones we have already seen in the RAZR2. Information about the new model's specifications is scanty, but a mini-USB slot is much more likely to be expected than a 3.5 mm jack. Given Motorola's choice of names, U9 coud easily be expected to be an exclusive, top-of-the-bill model.
The PEBL is another Motorola attempt to perk up the ROKR which are having a hard time getting a corner on the music-enabled phones market against the Sony Ericsson Walkman series and Nokia’s XpressMusic lineup.