Android and Me

3 Motorola Android phones you can’t have

5 years ago 14

Motorola is planning over 20 Android phones for 2010 and more details are beginning to spread. We recently learned about the Backflip headed for AT&T and the Devour coming to Verizon. Today we bring you a trio of phones launching overseas. All of these models are intended for other countries, but they give us a preview of designs and features we might see in the United States. Motorola will be producing Android phones for all the U.S. carriers, so everyone should take note.

MT710

Motorola MT710

The MT710 is a stylish tablet style phone headed for China Mobile. The device runs the latest version of the OPhone platform (China Mobile’s version of Android) and will support their TD-SCDMA 3G network.

Highlights of the specs include:

  • Processor: Marvell PXA310 624 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB Flash ROM, 256 MB RAM
  • Display: 3.7″ FWVGA screen 480 x 854 resolution
  • Camera: 5 megapixels with duel LED flash

For a complete list of specs, visit Motorola’s developer site.

XT800

Motorola XT800

The XT800 is another China bound phone with some interesting features. A Cortex A8 processor (same as Droid) is powering the device but the speed is unknown. This phone will also capture high definition video and support 720p playback via HDMI. The XT800 also doubles as a bedside clock with built in FM radio and an optional desktop dock.

Highlights of the specs include:

  • Processor: Cortex A8 based
  • Memory: Unavailable
  • Display: 3.7″ FWVGA screen 480 x 854 resolution
  • Camera: 5 megapixels with duel LED flash

For more info and pics, see the Mobile Review forums.

XT701

Motorola XT701

Finally we have the XT701, which many people have been referring to as the Sholes Tablet. This phone is said to feature the same specs that we saw in the Verizon Droid, with a few minor tweaks. Most notable is the lack of a physical keyboard that came with the Droid. Other changes will include an 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash and a FM radio.

We can also see from the new leaked pics that the weird jut on the right side is for LED notifications.

Another interesting feature of the XT701 is its increased HSPA speeds. The device supports HSDPA 10.2M and HSUPA 5.76M, which is faster than most current Android phones. That HSDPA 10.2 would pair nicely with T-Mobile’s upcoming HSPA+ network in 2010 (wink wink).

Highlights of the specs include:

    • Processor: Cortex A8 based
    • Memory: Unavailable
    • Display: 3.7″ FWVGA screen 480 x 854 resolution
    • Camera: 8 (or 5) megapixels with xenon flash

    For more info and pics, see the Mobile Review forums.

    Conclusion

    Which of these phones do you like and dislike? Do you prefer all the keyboardless phones from Motorola after they delivered the Cliq and Droid? What specific features would you like to see for U.S. models?