Motorola plans its own special event, scant hours after Apple's, on September 7.

Motorola sources told iLounge the event would be "very exciting" and that it would include live performances. It takes place in New York.

The invitation to the event declares: "The 'Device formerly known as the cell phone' is ready for its next act. Please join us for an evening of fun, music and evolution. September 7. 7PM. NYC."