|by Rob on November 19th, 2008|
It seems only the big carriers get love. What are gadget lovers in small rural areas to do when they want their phone fix from their own service provider? Weeping in the corner is usually one of the only options. But come out for a moment to check out the Motorola VE240.
Unfortunately, THIS is why, the smaller carriers don’t get enough love. The press release’s headline boasts of VALUE – a decidedly unsexy term that most customers on Cricket & Metro probably enjoy. Yet only 12 people in the nation would actually read the press release because they’re not reading gadget news online… they’re dilly dallying into their local store hoping to get a cheap phone that might even connect to the interwebs.
Some folks are forced to use smaller carriers… after all, sometimes you’re stuck with who ya got based on where ya live, right? If you’re one of those 12 people feel free to chime in on the comments, located after the full and depressing press release:
Motorola Introduces Value-Packed MOTO™ VE240 with Mobile Music and Hands-Free Convenience
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Nov. 14, 2008 – Motorola, Inc. today announced MOTO™ VE240 will be arriving soon to Cricket Communications, Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc.), and to Metro PCS Communications, Inc. The new MOTO VE240 is a sleek candy-bar style device that brings cutting-edge features, such as MP3 and Stereo Bluetooth® Wireless Technology¹, at an attractive price point customers will love.
“MOTO VE240 will help consumers further enjoy the benefits offered by two of the nation’s top providers of unlimited wireless communications with its many features and great looks,” said Kathleen Finato, vice president of sales, Motorola. “We are delighted to offer the features most important to consumers with impressive quality at an unbelievable value.”
The full music experience is enjoyed with MOTO VE240’s MP3 player with a dedicated music key, 4GB of optional removable memory, high audio speakerphone and USB 2.0 full-speed technology for fast file transfers from a PC² (optional cable required). Through Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology, MOTO VE240 makes it easy for users to enjoy high-fidelity sound when paired with compatible Bluetooth-enabled headsets.
The VE240 will be available from Cricket Communications in the Tulsa market tomorrow, and all Cricket Communications and MetroPCS markets in the coming weeks. Consumers can obtain additional information at any local Cricket retail location and online at www.mycricket.com or any MetroPCS authorized dealer locations and company-owned retail locations and online at www.metropcs.com.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire network or their functionality may be limited. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
¹This device supports Bluetooth OPP, FTP, BIP, BPP, HFP, and A2DP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer. Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.
² Network-dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless e-mail functionality requires an e-mail account with wireless server capabilities.
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. 2008. Windows Mobile, Microsoft, SharePoint, Windows, Outlook, and MSN are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.
[Via Motorola PR]