Motorola To Ship New MP3 Portables

“The M500 features a 5GB hard drive and is slightly wider and thicker than a credit card. It uses a cellphone battery that can connect to any Motorola-based battery charger. Like a cell battery,the M500’s is replaceable, giving the unit a long life span, a company spokesperson said. It will play for about 25 hours on one charge and is expected to carry a $229 suggested retail price, saidBill Taylor, Motorola’s vice president of marketing.

The M25 features 256MB of internal flash memory, expandable to 1GB via an SD card slot, and will ship in time for the holiday selling season with a $149 suggested retail price.”

Motorola is aiming for a late 2004 release, but that launch date could quite possibly be pushed back to early 2005 depending on how development goes. We are guessing that with the Apple iTunes/Motorola deal announced, they are trying to finalize that deals timeline before giving these phones a definite launch date.

Source: TWICE