updated 04:45 pm EDT, Thu July 12, 2007
Moto ROKR U9 Leak
Motorola should have an equivalent to its PEBL clamshell that shares many of the elemental features of the RAZR2, according to a single leaked product shot. Dubbed the ROKR U9, it would adopt the same rounded shape as the PEBL but feature the same extra-large external LCD and haptic music controls on the outside; a rear camera would reach the final model and will probably be rated at 2 megapixels. At least one element of the recent ROKR Z6 would translate to the phone in the form of a mini-USB headphone set rather than a 2.5mm or standard 3.5mm jack. Motorola's Linux-based JUIX interface is also probable for at least one version of the device.
Choosing a U9 suffix also alludes to expected carriers and sub-variants. The U9 itself would ship with HSDPA Internet support and is most likely to ship to AT&T for any future American release; an EDGE-only U8 version for T-Mobile and other providers is also possible, as is a U9m version for Sprint, Verizon, and similar CDMA networks. Actual launch information has not accompanied the photo. [via Phone Scoop]