Sprint launches Razr, Krzr

Sprint says better late than never and finally picks up the thin Motorola phones

It's taken them a long time, but Sprint has finally decided that the still-popular Motorola Razr is a must-have. Today the carrier put on sale its signature versions of the Motorola Razr V3m and the Motorola Krzr K1m. Both handsets should share the same basic feature set and design as their Verizon counterparts, but Sprint promises that its exclusive Power Vision programming will be a strong differentiator. The Razr V3m is $49.99 with service, while the Krzr is a pricier $199 with service. Sprint already offers the special-edition red Razr V3m.

Though the Razr family is beginning to show its age, that hasn't stopped Moto from pumping out a version of the phone for almost every carrier and in a rainbow of colors. Up until now, Sprint proudly stood aside from the Razr rush, but apparently it agreed with analyst reports that suggested that the carrier's anti-Razr stance may have been bad for its business. Sprint is also expected to launch its version of the Motorola Slvr L7c later this week.

(Photo: Motorola)

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