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Alleged live shot of Motorola Morrison surfaces, pays tribute to BGR

We love Motorola as much as the next tech site and it looks like Moto loves us right back. In what is reportedly the first live shot of Motorola’s upcoming Android handset, known now only by the codename “Morrison”, Moto’s upcoming device is dressed in some sexy, sexy colors. White and royal blue… BGR approves. Of course it’s entirely possible that Moto’s adoration of BGR had nothing at all to do with the Morrison’s design, but we’re going to go ahead and stick to our original story. Yeah. Beyond its dress, the build on the Morrison doesn’t appear quite up to par with other Motorola handsets coming down the pipe so it could be a safe assumption that we’re looking at a very affordable price point here. Of course there is no way of telling if the image above is of a production model — or even if it’s real — so that’s just speculation for the time being. Excited? Hey, at the very least we won’t have to send ours to ColorWare once we get our hands on it…

Thanks, Stanly!


Motorola i856 scoots past FCC on its way to iDENsville

So maybe the uniquely styled Motorola Clutch i465 wasn’t exactly your bag, and a QWERTY keypad doesn’t interest you much. You’re a simple guy or gal and you just want a basic handset that is compact, can play a song or two, snap the occasional outdoor photo and of course allow you to walkie talkie with the rest of your Boost Mobile-bearing friends. Ta da! Say hello to the Motorola i856, a handset that sports pretty dated fare where major carriers are concerned but as far as Boost goes, it might not be half bad. It doesn’t have the (relative) glitz of the i9 but its compact size, 2.2-inch display, sliding 0-9 keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, dedicated media key, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD support and of course PTT support make it a definite contender on Boost. Anyone digging it? Hit the jump for some more angles.

Thanks, Captain Donovan McAhab!


Motorola Evoke QA4 now available from Cricket Wireless

Starting today, Cricket customers can get their hands on the Motorola Evoke QA4, Cricket’s first full touchscreen handset. The Evoke will be a sweet addition to Cricket’s lineup and will feature:

  • CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100, 1900MHz and 2100MHz EVDO Rev. A
  • 2.8-inch WQVGA 240×400 touchscreen display
  • 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom
  • 256MB Internal storage, microSD expansion
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Widget-Based, customizable home screen
  • MySpace, YouTube and Picasa integration
  • Full HTML browser
  • Centralized & conversational style SMS and email (POP3/IMAP4)
  • 108mm x 50.5mm x 17.5mm dimensions

The Evoke will retail for $299 and should go live soon on mycricket.com. It will also be available shortly in Cricket retail locations across the country. Woo! Hit the jump for the full press release.

Cricket Debuts Feature-Packed, Full Touch-Screen Motorola Evokeâ„¢ QA4

Advanced Multimedia Features Include Integrated Home Screen Widgets, Real Web Browsing and IM-Style Messaging over Cricket’s 3G EVDO Network

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced the immediate availability of the Motorola Evokeâ„¢ QA4 to Cricket customers. The feature-packed 2.8 inch full touch-screen device keeps users constantly connected to friends and family via texting with both a full touch-screen keyboard and slide out traditional numeric keypad. Web info is displayed on the home screen, which can be customized using integrated widget and personalized RSS feeds. Evoke also features a full HTML browser – all over Cricket’s 3G EVDO network.

“When our customers ask us for a “smartphone” what they really want is access to personal email, fast Web browsing, great multimedia features and a cool phone form factor. Cricket has worked closely with Motorola to deliver the Evoke and the recently launched Motorola Hint QA30 devices that fit the desires of our customers but at a much more affordable price and no expensive service contract,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “In addition, Cricket’s 3G EVDO network allows our customers to take full advantage of Evoke’s many capabilities and features.”

“We designed the Motorola Evoke to give consumers multiple ways to stay in touch, whether they prefer IM-style texting, mobile blogging or simply a phone call to keep up with friends and family,” said Dan Papalia, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With Cricket’s 3G network, customers can get instant gratification with real Web browsing, RSS feeds, one-click social networking and more.”

Evoke is highly customizable with widgets to provide real-time access to the information that is most important to users, such as Google Web Search™, MySpace, YouTube™, Picasa™, weather forecasts and customizable RSS feeds. With a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder, Cricket customers can quickly and easily upload their pictures and videos directly to their MySpace page, blog or photo sharing sites such as Picasa™, straight from the device over Cricket’s 3G EVDO network. Additional features include an integrated music player and microSD card slot with removable memory for music, stereo Bluetooth®, preloaded BREW games, voice activated dialing and more.

Motorola Evoke is available now at www.mycricket.com for $299.99 and will soon be available at Cricket retail stores and Cricket dealers. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com/evoke or www.motorola.com.

Casio EXILIM and Motorola Rival touch down at Verizon

Right on cue according to our scoop, Verizon launched two new devices today in the Motorola Rival A455 and the Casio EXILIM C721. The Rival is a pretty standard messaging device that has a full QWERTY keypad, a 2 megapixel and a 2-year contract price of $99 after a $50 MIR. Have at it, tweens. The EXILIM on the other hand, which goes for $279.99 after rebates on a 2-year deal, features a 2.3-inch pivoting QVGA display, 5.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and 3x optical zoom, GPS and all of the standard Verizon apps that you would expect. Oh, and it also meets Military Specifications 810F standards making is dust and water resistant. So what say you, people — do either of these devices strike your fancy or are you waiting for something bigger and better to come along?

Read (Moto Rival in silver; purple also available)
Read (Casio EXILIM C721)

Boost Mobile launches Motorola Clutch i465

Ok, so it’s probably not the most exciting phone you’ll see here on BGR today but Boost Mobile users may be happy to learn they finally have a QWERTY option. The uniquely styled Motorola i465 Clutch is now available to the masses and the price point is more than fair — $129.99 out the door. As far as specs go; Push to Talk / Walkie Talkie, threaded SMS and MMS, POP3 email support, Bluetooth and a VGA camera are the highlights. Oh, and did we mention the QWERTY keypad? It’s easy to dismiss this little ugly duckling of a handset but if you’re a Boost customer who has been waiting for a real messaging option, the Clutch is going to be… Umm… Pretty clutch.

[Via Phone Arena]


Verizon to launch the Motorola Rival A455 for $99

We scooped the launch date for the Motorola Rival A455 yesterday and now our trusty ninja is back with the skinny on the pricing and a full run down of the specifications for this QWERTY side-slider. This colorful phone packs plenty of tween-friendly functionality — hit the jump for all the details:

  • 1X EV-DO connectivity
  • 2.2-inch, 176×220 display
  • External touch dial pad
  • Up to 8GB microSD optional removable memory
  • Bluetooth (Headset, Handsfree, DUN, A2DP, Phonebook Access, Basic
    Printing, Basic Imaging, Object Push for VCard & VCalendar and File Transfer)
  • 2 megapixel camera/camcorder with dedicated camera/video key
  • Text, Picture, Video & Voice Messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • GPS (VZ Navigator capable)
  • Visual Voice Mail capable, Mobile Broadband Connect capable
  • One-touch access to Text Message composition, emoticons, symbols and IM or email
  • Special keyboard backlighting
  • OTA device software update
  • Verizon Services including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Videos, Chaperone Parent/Child, Media Center, Mobile Web, Mobile Email, Corporate Email, Mobile IM, & Chat
  • Dimensions: 2.0(w) x 3.8(h) x .71(d) inches; Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Usage Time – Up to approx. 320 minutes OR Standby Time – Up to approx. 510 hours

The Motorola Rival will launch in purple and tin silver for a reasonable $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract, $169 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 1-year contract and $269 for full retail.

Verizon to launch Motorola Rival A455, Casio Exilim C721 on June 10th

June looking a bit boring for you? Not enough phones launching already?. Well you’re in luck as one of our ninjas just came through with two more handsets to throw onto the pile in June, this time from our pals at VZW. First up, the QWERTY-sliding Motorola Rival A455. Since making a brief appearance earlier this month, not much has been heard from this tween-centric handset. Other than the fact that the initial model number was wrong — it’s the A455, not A445 — you’re looking at a slide-out QWERTY keypad, EV-DO connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and a 2.0 megapixel camera. Woo hoo. Next up is the only-slightly more intriguing Casio Exilim C721. We’re sure you remember it. The C721 sports military-grade dust and water resistance, a 5.1 megapixel camera and a swiveling WVGA display. Pricing is not yet available for either phone but you can expect them both to drop on June 10th.

Thanks, KrazyVZW!

Motorola Heron and Sawgrass headed to ATT

The AT&T leakfest wraps up with two Motorola offerings. Be ready for names and relationships that will befuddle even the most ardent genealogist. First up is the Android-based Heron which we scooped back in April as the IRONMAN. From the slide, it appears as if the handset was meant to be a Windows Mobile device that was switched over to Android. The specs, which are subject to change of course, give the phone quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA/HSUPA, 2.6 inch QVGA screen, 3 megapixel fixed focus camera with auto-flash and aGPS. So the IRONMAN is also known as the Heron — pretty straight forward there. Hit the jump for more.

Next up is the Motorola Sawgrass which apparently is the QA1 “Karma” and showed itself on the recent AT&T rebate form. The Sawgrass will sport quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA, 2 megapixel camera, A2DP Bluetooth, aGPS, microSD expansion up to 32GB and a full HTML browser. This handset bears a rather striking resemblance to the Motorola Somerset, which of course was formerly known as the Alexander. Even the little known specs from the Somerset/Alexander (3.5mm stereo jack, A2DP, MMC support, and a camera) line up nicely with what we know about the Sawgrass/QA1 Karma. The only piece of the puzzle that doesn’t quite fit is the camera — Alexander was supposed to sport a killer shooter but this little guy is only packing 2 megapixels. Hmm.

So there you have it folks, some messy names and a load of information on what Motorola is sending down the pike to AT&T.

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Motorola Alexander back in action, dubbed Somerset

It was about a year ago when we first told you about the Motorola Alexander — a QWERTY slider packing a monster camera, NVIDIA 3D graphics support and plenty more. A couple of months later we dealt the first image of the phone and people’s interest was piqued even further. As 2008 rolled into 2009 however, a DigiTimes report emerged suggesting that the Alexander was scrapped and in reality, our focus had already shifted elsewhere as far as Moto was concerned so not too many tears were shed. But wait! It looks like Alexander might not be down for the count just yet. Now carrying the moniker “Somerset” (Moto has an office in Somerset, NJ), a very familiar face just popped up with a new Bluetooth profile. Little can be gleaned from the filing as the text only mentions the QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5mm stereo jack, MMC support, a camera and of course Bluetooth (with A2DP). The important takeaway here however, is that it looks like Sir Alexander may have survived to make his last stand after all. Anyone still excited to see Alexander make his last stand or has that ship already sailed?

[Via CellPassion]


“Morrison” confirmed as another Android phone from Motorola

Earlier this month we confirmed Motorola has a QWERTY slider, codenamed Morrison, headed to T-Mobile this October — now thanks to T-Mobile’s Android roadmap we see that the Morrison will indeed be packing Android. Joining the likes of Calgary and IRONMAN, the Morrison will be one of several Android-powered handsets issued by Moto this year. Hooray QWERTY! Not much else can be said about this sleek-looking Moto for the time being but if history has taught us anything… We should be learning plenty more about this handset soon enough. According to our Walmart roadmap the Morrison should touch down sometime in October (for $148 on contract from Walmart), giving Android lovers plenty of time to consider it for the holidays.