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Motorola Sharpens New Razr

Techstination feature for Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Motorola sharpens a new Razr. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. With improvements inside and out....Motorola's new version of the Razr is being released by AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Motorola senior marketing director Kathleen Finato says among the differences...

"It's got a very large external and internal screen, about two inches. It's up to two gig of removable memory, so you can up to 30 hours of music or about a thousand songs. It allows full HTML Web browsing and email access. And it's supported on both GSM, high speed CDMA and 3G HSDPA versions."

The Razr...which set the standard for skinny phones...has a new stainless steel hinge and glossy metal finish. The price varies with the carrier. Also Motorola's Q...

"The new Q 9h. It's loaded with features. We're very excited about the design. The new ergonomic design of the keyboard is a lot easier to use than the original Q. And this one is designed to work on the fastest broadband wireless network available, the HSDPA UMTS network. So it allows download speeds up to 3.6 megabits per second. It's also our first device to support Windows Mobile 6."

That version would work on AT&T's network. Look for new versions of the Q to run on the Sprint and Verizon CDMA networks down the road. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.