Next-generation MOTORAZR(TM) debuts on Rogers Wireless' high-speed HSPA
network, offering leading-edge technology for video calling, video
streaming and more
TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in
wireless device design, and Rogers Wireless, provider of "Canada's Most
Reliable Network", today announced the Canadian availability of the MOTORAZR2
V9 mobile phone. The original MOTORAZR became the iconic mobile phone of a
generation and redefined the mobile phone market. With the debut of MOTORAZR2,
Motorola introduces a handset that is thinner, faster and stronger, delivering
the sharpest mobile experience possible.
MOTORAZR2 boasts a series of advanced new features that operate on Rogers
Wireless' High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network - the fastest and most
advanced wireless network in Canada - allowing customers to access innovative
services like video calling, satellite radio, mobile television, video
streaming and high-speed web browsing(1).
"We're thrilled to be the first to launch the iconic MOTORAZR2 in Canada
on our high-speed HSPA network," said John Boynton, SVP and Chief Marketing
Officer, Rogers Wireless. "The MOTORAZR2 V9 offers wireless video calling - a
first and only with Rogers in North America."
An entertainment lover's dream, MOTORAZR2 V9 features 2GB of expandable
memory for maximum multimedia enjoyment, a large internal screen that's twice
the resolution of the original MOTORAZR for full HTML browsing(1), and a
beautiful external screen and music buttons that enable easy viewing and
enjoyment of music without having to open the flip. MOTORAZR2 is easy-to-use
multimedia at its best.
"MOTORAZR is simply the most recognizable mobile phone in the world,"
said Jim Madigan, Director, GSM Sales, Motorola Canada. "Sleeker outside and
more powerful inside, MOTORAZR2 takes the world's best-selling mobile phone to
a new level with next generation features that will once again redefine the
feature phone market."
MOTORAZR2 features next generation Motorola technologies such as
CrystalTalk(TM) automatic audio adjustment technology that makes voices more
clear, even in noisy environments, and Motorola's breakthrough "haptics"
technology, which provides users with vibrating feedback in response to their
MOTORAZR2 also supports the most popular music formats and media
services, and, with built-in stereo Bluetooth(R) wireless technology, users
can enjoy a wire-free music experience when paired with the compatible
lightweight ROKR(TM) S9 Bluetooth stereo headphones(3).
MOTORAZR2 Standout Features
Slimmer yet stunning
- Thin is (still) in -- Motorola made the MOTORAZR2 profile even
sharper, shaving two millimeters from the original MOTORAZR.
- Materials matter -- To further beautify this sought-after icon,
Motorola incorporated a seamless casing, a soft touch back and a
stunning vacuum metal front finish.
Stronger yet sleeker
- Strong as steel -- At the core of MOTORAZR2 is a stainless steel
internal frame to help provide strength and durability.
- Not even scratching the surface -- The huge exterior lens is made
with chemically hardened glass to be scratch resistant.
- An open and shut case -- Motorola tested the cast aluminum hinge in
more than 100,000 lab tests to help ensure that every time a customer
flips open the device, it will work perfectly.
Smarter yet simpler
- Speed thrills -- With the new ARM 11 processor, processing speed is
10 times faster than the original MOTORAZR and with high-speed USB
2.0 it only takes 2-3 seconds to transfer a song.
- Play on -- With up to 2GB of optional expandable memory(2), the new
MOTORAZR(2) rocks with stereo Bluetooth(R) wireless technology(3) and
enough storage for approximately 2,500 songs(5).
- Manage with ease -- Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) Player 11
compatibility helps consumers easily purchase, synchronize and
transfer their favourite music to their MOTORAZR2 in only a few
minutes(4). Or, using the Rogers MusicStore, tracks can be downloaded
over the air at near-broadband-like wireless data speeds(1).
- Just browsing -- The web-browsing experience, including a full HTML
browser, in the new MOTORAZR2, takes advantage of its stellar
internal display and high-speed wireless data connections for faster,
bigger and richer surfing than the original MOTORAZR. Built-in email
functionality gives easy, PC-like access to both personal and
corporate email accounts(1).
- Picture this -- Enjoy great photos on the handset's 2.0 megapixel
- Watch this, real-time -- A new real-time point-to-point video feature
allows another wireless customer to "See What I See" while a voice
call is in progress(1).
Availability and Pricing
The MOTORAZR2 V9 will be available for $199.99 on a 3 year activation
with Rogers Vision exclusively through Rogers Wireless retail locations at
launch or via www.rogers.com. For additional information, please visit
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our
people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
About Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands.
Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and data
communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider
and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced
HSPA technology platforms. As well as providing seamless roaming in more than
200 countries around the world with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless
also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz
fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications
Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.
(1) Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all
areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.
(2) Not included
(3) This device supports Bluetooth BIP-ImagePush, BPP-SenderDev, DUN-GW,
FT-Server, GAP, GAVDP, Headset-AG, HFP (1.5) AG, OPP-Client, OPP-
Server profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with
one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To
determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit
http://www.hellomoto.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their
Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be
supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the
functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or
by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about
feature availability and functionality.
(4) The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the
provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other
countries. This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted
materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials
which you are authorized or legally permitted to copy. If you are
uncertain about your right to copy any material, please contact your
(5) Based on 2 GB memory. Actual capacity varies by content.
Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire
network or their functionality may be limited. All features,
functionality and other product specifications are subject to change
without notice or obligation.
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor
and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. Windows and Windows Media are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries. Linux is the registered
trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all
other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other product or
service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) Motorola,
Inc. 2007. All rights reserved.
SOURCE Motorola, Inc.
For further information:
For further information: Jennifer Drogell, Hill & Knowlton for Motorola,
(416) 413-4630, firstname.lastname@example.org; Odette Coleman, Rogers
Wireless, (416) 935-6441, email@example.com