Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Upcoming Motorola phones revealed by executive

Motorola's Ron Garriques, president of mobile devices, recently gave anxious investors a sneak peek at the company's upcoming handsets.

As expected, many of Motorola's upcoming announcements will be 3G handsets. The phones revealed in Garriques' presentation are 3G versions of previously announced handsets:

  • KRZR K3 - Existing KRZR with 3G and second camera for video calling
  • RIZR Z8 - Tweaked design of the RIZR with UMTS or HSDPA (not noted)
  • Q EDGE - GSM version of the original Q
  • Q2 - Updated Q in both HSDPA and EV-DO versions, expected at 3GSM

Garriques also mentioned the upcoming SCPL (Scalpel) line of handsets. The presentation notes that these devices will be broadband capable, but does not hint at a launch date. Motorola has been talking about SCPL for over a year and it was originally believed to be the successor to the RAZR (which the KRZR ended up doing instead).

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