Motorola has introduced first dual-SIM supporting Google Android smartphone XT800 Glam in India. The new Motorola XT800 Glam is India’s first Android smartphone to support dual-SIM (GSM+CDMA) handset. The new XT800 Glam handset runs Android 2.2 Froyo and is priced at Rs. 31,999.
New Motorola XT800 Glam has a 3.7-inch touchscreen FWVGA (480×854) capacitive display supporting 16:9 aspect ratio natively. By default, the new XT800 Glam will come with Google Android 2.2 Froyo update. Aimed at the multi-media frenzy folks, the XT800 Glam handset has a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture and also an HDMI out port for plugging it to an HD TV. Continue Reading
Motorola Droid Xoom will be running on the all new Android Honeycomb OS, The Honeycomb is a specifically redesigned version of Android OS, made for tablets, it has many enhancements in the UI and media functionality of the device.
Powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 processora “dual core 3D processor”, the Droid Xoom tablet features a 5MP rear camera and a front facing 2MP camera. The tablet ships with 32GB of flash storage memory with the option of Verizon’s 4G LTE connectivity. The device also comes with a microSD card slot and is expected to have a seven or ten inch touchscreen display. The display screen can be divided into two and two programs can be run and seen simultaneously. For instance, a list of emails can be had on one side of the screen while a full email can be viewed on the other side. Continue Reading
The Apple iPad’s huge success opened up a new market for the tablet PC’s, The other big guys out there couldn’t hold-on, they had to get into the market with something to beat the iPad. And guess what, Motorola came up with “Motorola DROID XOOM”, an Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered device, which is rumored to have An NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 2MP front camera, 5MP back camera, gyroscope, 32GB built-in storage plus an SD card slot and ofcourse Android! (Thats really good specs!), and a USB slot to allow for a 4G LTE modem, because, it won’t have a 4G LTE radio built into it. Continue Reading
Motorola threw down yesterday with a new teaser video for their mysterious upcoming 10-inch Android tablet. Called “Tablet Evolution,” the video takes shots at both the iPad – which is derisively referred to as “a giant iPhone” and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which runs a version of Android OS meant to run on a phone. The video ends with a shot of an object under a curtain, and a bee (presumably representing “Honeycomb,” the made-for-tablets version of Android) buzzing around Motorola’s new red logo, followed by the words “CES 2011,” indicating the device will be released at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. Continue Reading
This is a GSM Version of the popular Motorola Droid. It runs on android 2.0 and comes with the Market app pre-installed. The best part is that this version support WCDMA/900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA, GPRS Class 12, WiFi.
The rest of the specs are the same, it comes with a 5 MP auto focus camera, Dual LED flash, 802.11 b/g Wifi, aGPS, 3.5mm Headset Jack and bluetooth (Stereo Bluetooth® Technologie v2.1 + EDR. Profiles HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, PBAP). Supports the usual multi touch gestures.
Basically this is the MotoDroid, and the only difference is that it supports GSM carriers.
Motorola’s newest Android phone, the Devour, is pretty. Its sleek body, aluminum build and fun slidey screen practically yell, “Pick me up! Play with me!”
And the first thing you’ll want to play with is Devour’s screen. The sliding 3.1-inch LCD can trace its design inspiration back to the T-Mobile Sidekick. It may not open with a flamboyant 180-degree spin but it’s fun to flick up and feels sturdy — there’s no hint it will snap if you push it open too hard.
That said, the phone is a bit heavy and bulky. Dudes: If you’re trying to carry this 5.9-ounce brick around in a pant pocket, it could get awkward (sagging is so ’90s). And ladies: It definitely adds a little unnecessary weight and a lot of unnecessary bulk to the standard clutch. Translation? You’d be better off leaving this leviathan at home on a Saturday night.
Operating the phone is wrought with issues too. The touch-sensitive navigation pad (square button beneath the display) is finicky. Sometimes it slides through screens and icons with precision, and other times it gets stuck on an app and simply doesn’t work. The same holds true of the touchscreen: Movement is jumpy and sticky. After mere minutes of use, the finger sludge that built up on the screen was just plain gross. No part of us wanted to put it up to our face to make a call.
But we did make some calls, and the clarity was decent, albeit with a slight echo. The phone’s UI made navigating calls a breeze. Web browsing is also quick and efficient.
With Motoblur (a proprietary skin Motorola slaps on some of its Android devices) twitter feeds, e-mail and news can be displayed directly on the home screen. If the screen were larger than 3.1 inches, this might be a cool feature. But trying to read updates that appear at less than an inch wide verges on painful and could result in — get ready for it — blurred vision. Blur offers five screens for icons and customizable content, but moving content between screens is difficult because of the fussy touchscreen. There’s just way too much hassle when dragging and dropping icons.
Devour has a QWERTY keyboard option (for when you tire of the miserable touchscreen), but despite its fairly large size, we found it hard to type on the keys. Pressing them down is difficult because the buttons are flush to the base. And the edges of the phone had a tendency to dig into fingers. Ouch!
This phone is not for the aspiring Annie Leibovitz. The 3-megapixel camera failed to take a decent picture; photos consistently appeared dim and unsaturated. There is a handy little button on the side for taking quick photos, but with such abysmal performance, we’d rather tote around a separate point-and-shoot.
Watching videos on the Devour is also severely crippled by that too-small screen. The speaker produces good volume and clarity, but squinting at choppy episode of Lost is just irritating.
As far as Android phones go, there are better choices out there — even from Moto. (The adept Droid leaps to mind.) The Devour, for all its outer beauty is ultimately just another pretty face without much substance behind it.
Pros, Slide-out screen is sturdy, satisfying. Easy aggregation of social networks. Attractive chassis and beautiful build materials.
Cons, Physical keyboard does not make up for atrocious touchscreen performance. Weakling camera. Good gravy, can someone get a crane to lift this heavy thing?
AT&T’s first-ever Android smartphone is, as expected, now available for purchase. The price is $99.99 after a mail-in rebate and with a two-year agreement.
As you know, this is just a beginning for AT&T. The carrier plans to launch 5 Android-powered devices during the first half of the year — including Dell Mini 3 and some HTC models (Desire?) — most probably during the upcoming CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas.
Back to the Backflip. As you know, it runs MOTO’s own MOBOBLUR UI on top of Android, allowing users to quickly connect with their buddies across social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The phone also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, GPS with compass, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard that makes typing on-the-go easier.
Personally I dont like the looks of the device, but still if you are the true MOTO fan, then what are you waiting for, just go grab one of these!!