Motorola introduces new cellphone

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. Called the Krave, Motorola introduced the phone Tuesday at Verizon Wireless stores.

Users of the multimedia phone can e-mail with the Krave, but it's not a replacement for a Blackberry.

Closed, the Krave can be used to access music, videos, Verizon's television programming and its Navigator turn-by-turn GPS service. Open, the phone offers the usual functions, including contacts, a dial pad, messaging tools, and an icon to open up a broader menu of choices.

Schaumburg-based Motorola rode high a few years ago on sales of its Razr phone, but hasn't had an equally popular follow-up since. Motorola said in March it plans to spin the handset business off into a separate publicly traded company.

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