, Verizon and Sprint have given Motorola a venue for its latest and greatest hardware today, releasing the Q9m
Windows Mobile smartphone and RAZR 2 V9m
flip respectively. Though the media centric Q9m's $350 price on a two-year contract ain't exactly pocket change, it's interesting to note that it whittles right down to a more manageable $250 after rebate -- a mere $20 more than you'll pay for an old school Q Black
. Meanwhile, minions from the other side of the CDMA camp (yes, we mean Sprint) have prepped the V9m for launch today at the same $250 price point after rebate, making it the first of several US carriers committed to a RAZR 2 launch
to actually get it out of the door. If everything goes the way we expect it to, both of these devices will land on the other carrier in the next few weeks, so the "grass is greener on the other side" effect should be kept to a bare minimum here.
[Thanks, Dan and Boy Genius
- Verizon Motorola Q9mRead
- Sprint Motorola V9m
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