T-Mobile launches Moto Krzr, Verizon picks up the Slvr

T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless formally adopted more Motorola design models by offering the Krzr and Slvr phones, respectively.

Motorola Krzr K1
Motorola Krzr K1 T-Mobile

Don't think that T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless are taking a rest after the end of the CTIA show last week. A quick look at their Web sites today shows that both carriers have added new phones to their lineups. Though it's not a surprise T-Mobile stepped in to formerly offer the Motorola Krzr K1. The GSM version of the Krzr landed at Cingular/AT&T last month, while Sprint and Verizon introduced the CDMA Krzr K1m last year. T-Mobile's K1 is silver (Cingular opted for blue) but the feature set is standard including Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, and a speakerphone. The price is $149 with a two-year contract.

Motorola Slvr L7c
Motorola Slvr L7c Verizon Wireless

Meanwhile, Verizon rolled out its version of the Motoorla Slvr L7c. Sprint beat Verizon to the Slvr punch last November but it was clear the carrier was just waiting for its own time. Verizon's Slvr comes in silver and offers everything you'd expect from an L7c including Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and EV-DO support for V Cast and V Cast Music. It's $69 with service.

Samsung SCH-U540
Samsung SCH-U540 Mobiledia

Verizon also rolled out the Samsung SCH-U540 . As we told you a few weeks ago, the SCH-U540 is a flip phone with EV-DO, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and supports for the carrier's VZ Navigator GPS application. It's $79 with service.

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