Sources have revealed that in a relatively quiet manner, Motorola has begun shipping out the new V9x RAZR2 to AT&T stores. With no real pomp or circumstance, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of much importance or publicity. However this can be great news for the Motorola faithful who always look for the latest and greatest model.
The V9x offers a couple major differences than that of its sister model, the V9 mahogany. One obvious difference is the color — black, instead of mahogany — but the largest addition is the inclusion of GPS with this model, thus enabling users to receive turn-by-turn navigation through the AT&T Navigator service.
AT&T seems to be working on adding GPS into more of its non-smartphone lineup. It first added GPS in the Motorola Z9 and most recently released the Samsung Rugby A837 in September. Frankly, it’s about time — many of the competitors are offering navigation on their non-smartphones. There is a large underserved market for consumers interested in turn-by-turn navigation that do not need the bells and whistles provided by a PDA phone.
We will keep you posted on any more GPS-capable phones coming down the pipeline, but we are hoping this is just the beginning!
via undisclosed source
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