Motorola prepares a bunch of SLVR phones
Half a week ago, Motorola officially introduced the SLVR L7c, which is the CDMA version of the popular L7 (currently offered by Cingular) having similar features and design. The L7c version uses the same mediocre VGA camera as its GSM brother but exchanges GPRS with faster EV-DO. Keeping the same dimension, it changes the keypad totally, also adding two new keys. It is expected in Q4, launching with Verizon Wireless (according to the rumors).
The two new still unannounced phones are the L7i upgraded version of the L7, and the 3G SLVR phone featuring Video Calling. Both of the new phones have new keypad design (the key rows are in straight lines) and have two dedicated keys, positioned between the answer/reject keys and the soft keys. Other improvements are 1.3-megapixel camera, EDGE support and updated UI (but not the new JUIX one).
|Motorola L7c;3G SLVR;L7;L7i (left-to-right)|
The UMTS SLVR has 2-megapixel camera on the back, and an additional unit on the front, for Video Calling. The latter is available thanks to the phone's world 3G bands (it's not sure if it supports HSDPA or UMTS only); Motorola also used their new quad-band GSM/EDGE module in this device to make it usable globally.