Dec 19 AT 7:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

3 Motorola Android phones you can’t have

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

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

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

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?

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      • michael parten

        After the poor performance of the cliq,which sad to say I have. I wouldn’t even try another motorola.

        • http://Website WC

          Or you could have just done some research before buying it, and known that it had a pitiful spec sheet.

      • http://Website Rome

        What I want to know is why is Motorola so forthcoming with specs on phone not coming to the US, but it took until the release date to get specs on the CLIQ. Jus’ sayin’

        • alex

          i saw specs on the cliq over a month before the release actually

      • http://Website JAG

        I wish them to come to AMERICA!!!! fu***

      • http://www.geekword.net Muhammad Ali

        Motorola MT710 looks good so does the Sholes Tablet one

      • http://www.thesmojo.com smojo

        The Sholes tablet looks like a winner to me. I actually like that funky notification part on the bottom right of the phone. Also the camera on it is something I’ve really been waiting for on an android phone. Right now I am using a g1 which has a poor camera.

      • http://Website Bob

        I don’t care what phone made by who. It better have a physical keyboard for my huge fingers or I won’t buy it. I have not found one soft keyboard that I am able to use easily. Matter of fact my G1 is too small overall. I need a phone I can grab and hold on to. With a bigger phone, give me a bigger screen. 3.7″ doesn’t cut it.

        • http://Website ari-free

          yeah but you’ll also need bigger pants :)

      • http://www.androidui.net ExtremeT

        What I want to know is..what’s with the phones coming with built in FM radios? To me that’s such a waste of a feature, especially with all the music apps

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        I like this Motorola XT701.Moto’s been making waves in China where it enjoys comparably high popularity — it was one of the first major manufacturers to throw its support behind the nation’s homegrown TD-SCDMA 3G tech, after all, and it’s had a tendency to get the company’s sexier WinMo smartphones like the surf.

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      • http://Website Stephane

        I live in China and I have purchased the XT701. Regarding the mobile phone market and context in China, i only have one thing to says: IPHONE KILLER.
        An Iphone 3GS 6Gb (here is priced at 6000RMB (610 Euros), while its direct competitor, and my choice, is tagged at 4299 RMB 4299 (440 euros).
        On the top of it, I have added a 16Gb Micro SDHC card for only 30 euros.
        Price wise, it is the best. Experience wise, definitely faster than the IPHONE.
        As a conclusion, with Android system, Apple and Apple lover should realize that over-priced products do not mean quality. They just pay for an intensive and addicting marketing.
        Looking forward to new surprises with Android.
        Only, one drawback: no Android Market on android mobile sold in China.

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