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Motorola intros new RAZR V3i phone with iTunes

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imageMotorola on Tuesday announced the RAZR V3i, an updated version of its popular RAZR V3 mobile phone that will include iTunes and other new features. The new quad-band handset will be only the second phone with iTunes.

The RAZR V3i also features a 1.23 megapixel digital camera, microSD (TransFlash) card slot, Bluetooth, dual color screens, and an updated design with a new spun metal look. The phone will use a mini-USB stereo headset. There’s no information provided regarding music storage capacity and whether the new RAZR will be crippled with a 100-song cap like the ROKR.

The only phone currently available with iTunes is Motorola’s ROKR, which received widespread criticism for its poor design and performance. Including iTunes on the RAZR V3i will give the Apple-Motorola partnership and its mobile music initiative a much-need shot in the arm, industry experts say.

“Putting iTunes in the flagship phone shows that Motorola is committed to the partnership despite an early rough start,” Jon Gales, editor of mobile phone news site MobileTracker, told iLounge. “Many critics (including myself) chided the ROKR for decidedly plain design and aging specs. Those don’t apply with iTunes on the RAZR V3i.”

The RAZR V3i is expected to be available before the end of the year. A carrier was not announced, but is widely expected to be Cingular due to its success with the original RAZR and its ties to the promotion of the ROKR phone with iTunes. Pricing has yet to be determined and will most likely depend on the carrier.

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Comments

41

wats the cheapest price of this motorola v3i in malaysia?
i heard you can get it for 800 ringgit?
is that right,
someone please help

thanx

Posted by Jonathan Tan on January 15, 2006 at 7:47 PM (PDT)

42

the v3i cost rm1250 , i bought it from MD,
the con wan cost rm 1000 for now dropping fast

Posted by Vincent Lim on May 12, 2006 at 10:28 PM (PDT)

43

Just got the new V3i, its pretty good, but I cannot convert the MP3 songs to use them as a ringtone. Help please !!

Posted by Premal on August 7, 2006 at 11:26 PM (PDT)

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