Another Motorola announcement, the V186. This EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) enabled upgrade to the V180 features a speakerphone, 65K color 128×128 pixel display, and AOL Instant Messaging.
The phone should be available in the 1st quarter of 2005. Pricing and carriers not yet announced.
For MobileMag readers unfamiliar with EDGE technology check out this snipped from Ericsson’s Website:
EDGE (or Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) is a 3G technology that delivers broadband-like data speeds to mobile devices. It allows consumers to connect to the Internet and send and receive data, including digital images, web pages and photographs, three times faster than possible with an ordinary GSM/GPRS network. EDGE enables GSM operators to offer higher-speed mobile-data access, serve more mobile-data customers, and free up GSM network capacity to accommodate additional voice traffic.