Jun 27 AT 6:14 PM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

T-Mobile tries to charm QWERTY fans with new Motorola phone

Fancy an Android phone with a portrait QWERTY keyboard? New leaked slides indicate T-Mobile is planning to launch a new candy bar style phone called the Motorola Charm that will feature a compact physical keyboard.

No hardware specs were revealed, but the new device will feature Android 2.1 and the latest version of Motorola’s social messaging service, Motoblur. Given that T-Mobile is already offering training courses for the Charm, we expect it will launch this summer (my guess is no later than August).

Even though the Charm might not feature the fastest processor, we expect it will appeal to those coming from Team BlackBerry. We have seen a lot of prototype Android phones with portrait keyboards, but the Charm looks to be the first one to launch in the United States. Expect more details to filter out over the coming weeks.

Source: Engadget

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