Carriers seem to have discovered that adding colors to a phone's palette is sorta like a free ticket to a few hundred thousand sales. How do you explain the Chocolate's diverse rainbow, after all? Sources report that Sprint is liking June 18 as the date to launch its fascinating UpStage dual-sided music phone from Samsung in red. Whether this'll be branded as a (PRODUCT) RED promotion, we're not sure -- but our guess is that it won't be since Motorola seems to enjoy a tight relationship with the organization. Either way, we've gotta admit that it looks pretty nice.

[Thanks, anonymous tipster]

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