updated 09:00 am EST, Mon February 12, 2007
Moto SLVR L9
Motorola today upgraded its designer bar phone by introducing the MOTOSLVR L9. It exchanges the metallic influence of the RAZR for the glossy style of the KRZR but also represents a major technical improvement for media playback. For the first time in the SLVR range, an FM radio is integrated and has RDS support for station ID; a dedicated button instantly brings the radio online, Motorola says. Pre-recorder MPEG-4 video as well as MP3 and multi-format AAC are also supported on microSD cards up to 2GB; MegaSIM cards which combine flash memory with subscriber info can boost the capacity by an additional 512MB. Photography has also been upgraded with a 2-megapixel sensor. The cellphone maker promises 400 minutes (6.7 hours) of active talk time.
While slated for an official launch in the Spring, official launch areas and prices remain unknown. Support for EDGE Internet as well as basic GPRS suggests that the phone may arrive in North America. Photos of the front and back can be found after the jump.