Verizon Shows Off MOTORIZR Z6tv

Verizon and Motorola jointly took the wraps off the new MOTORIZR Z6tv, a slider phone designed to take advantage of Verizon’s content delivery systems. The newer incarnation of the previous-gen MOTORIZR Z3 will support V Cast Mobile TV, V Cast Music and Video, as well as applications like VZ Navigator.

At its core, the newer MOTORIZR remains very similar to its older brother, with some minor tweaks. The 1.9-inch LCD now spans a full 2 inches, 20MB of onboard storage has expanded to 50MB, and the phone puts on a smidge of weight – just about two tenths of an ounce, now making it 3.7 ounces. The form factor remains unchanged, along with its 2.0-megapixel camera, microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth compatibility, and basic features.

V Cast Mobile TV allows subscribers to watch full-length TV shows on their phones, from The Late Show with David Letterman24 and Dora the Explorer. Monthly access fees range from $13 to $25. to

The MOTORIZR Z6tv will go on sale in the U.S. on October 5. It will sell for $179.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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