From the 'while you were out to lunch' department comes the news from Phonescoop that Motorola has been revising the specs on its most-anticipated handsets. I'm talking about hugely publicized phones such as the PEBL and SLVR, as well as the E895 and A910. What's changed? These phones will no longer launch with high-speed EDGE data services. They will be GPRS only.
A Motorola spokesperson explained that the chipset Motorola choose for their top of the line models does not have a stable EDGE implementation, and does not meet Motorola's quality standards. It is too late for Motorola to swap out chips, so the company has been forced to disable EDGE on the new phones despite their high end placement in their lineup.
EDGE Disappears From High End Motorolas [PhoneScoop]