As expected, Alltel today formerly picked up the Motorola Razr2 V9m, that lovely Razr revamp that caught our attention last month. Alltel joins Verizon Wireless and Sprint in offering the feature-packed handset while AT&T has already countered with the GSM Razr2 V9. As is the case with the other carriers offering the Razr2, Alltel adds its own customization to the phone. The massive external display shows the missed calls list (handy indeed) and you'll find the carrier's unique Celltop application. The carrier chose to use Moto's standard user interface rather than applying its own, and the phone's color scheme is the same dark pearl gray found on the Sprint model. The standard features include stereo Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, a digital music player and support for EV-DO networks. As for other goodies, Alltel's V9m has satellite XM Radio and a TeleNav GPS application. You can buy it for $299 with service; check back soon for a review.
With Alltel's announcement, only T-Mobile has yet to make any Razr announcements. Rumors persist that T-Mobile will acquire the GSM/EDGE Razr V8 next month, but that's remains unconfirmed as of now. We'll let you know when we know something for sure.
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