Cingular Wireless today released the Motorola V3r. The V3r is identical to the existing Motorola V3i on Cingular, except that it does not include iTunes Mobile. The Fire Red-colored V3r instead uses the Motorola Music Player. The V3r retails for $99.99 after rebate with new two-year agreement, $329.99 without contract.
It is important to note that Cingular has not discontinued the existing V3i, which still includes iTunes Mobile. However, with Cingular is partnering with Microsoft-powered Music Stores, and Apple appearing poised to launch their iPhone at MacWorld Expo in janurary. The V3r marks the first high-end Motorola phone on Cingular to lack iTunes Mobile since the release of the E1 ROKR.