The Razr V3i is expected to hit shelves before the end of the year. It includes a 1.23-megapixel digital camera with 8x digital zoom, video capture and a full-screen viewfinder.
The handset will also ship with a hot swappable memory card, 65K-color support on the display and integrated Bluetooth wireless capability.
Pricing is expected to depend on the carrier, which Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola has not yet revealed. The Razr V3i will be the second mobile handset to feature Apple's iTunes software. Motorola's
Motorola will also ship a new Razr V3c using CDMA wireless standard Ev-DO (Evolution Data Only, Evolution Data Optimized) networks. The handset has several of the same features as the Razr V3i, with a camera upgrade to 1.3-megapixels.
Both newer handsets are expected to tap into a recent momentum at Motorola, which has reportedsince its debut last year. Motorola continues to be the second largest handset-supplier worldwide behind Nokia.
According to market researcher The NPD Group,. Three of the company's cell phones, including the ultra-thin Razr, were among the five top-selling models. The others were the V551 and V180.
Motorola also said it would sell a pink and a blue version of its Razr handset later this year. As previously reported, in Septemberof the colored versions of the handsets.
It's also likely that retail giant Wal-Mart Stores will startfor $88.73, according to Web site Black Friday 2005, which posts information about retail deals. The phone presently sells for around $199 at various retailers.