updated 12:55 pm EDT, Wed June 13, 2007
Moto SCPL Leak
Motorola is well on its way to creating a bar phone version of the RAZR2 clamshell, a new set of leaked shots and details show. The tentatively-named SCPL ("scalpel") is even thinner than the new RAZR due to its one-piece shell but includes virtually all the same features, including a 2-megapixel camera with QVGA-quality video capture and a 240x320 screen that may also be one of Motorola's first to display a complete 16.7 million colors. Also confirmed is the use of the Linux-based JUIX for the operating system, similar to the RAZR2 V8, and a quad-band GSM radio with EDGE Internet support.
The prototype spotted in the photos is still in rough form and has a missing space likely to be filled by a microSD slot, indicating that the phone is still months away from completion and an official announcement. Its similarity to the RAZR2 suggests that Motorola may offer both a V8-like version for US carriers such as AT&T while offering a V9 or V9m equivalent that uses CDMA and EVDO with Sprint and Verizon. [via BGR]