The Motorola Charm finally landed in T-Mobile stores today where it is selling for $79.99 with a 2-year contract or $269.99 at full price. This phone features a unique compact design (some would say inspired by BlackBerry) and includes a 600 MHz OMAP3410 processor, 2.8 inch QVGA display, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 3 megapixel camera, QWERTY keypad, and a Backtrack rear touchpad.
Android 2.1 comes installed on the Charm along with the love-it-or-hate-it Motoblur UI. It would have been nice if Motorola could have included Android 2.2, but we heard this device was already delayed once and I’m sure T-Mobile just wanted to get it out the door. Hopefully a future software update will bring Android 2.2 (and Flash Player 10.1) to the Charm, but with the record that Motorola and T-Mobile have you can’t be too sure.
I think it’s safe to say our hardcore audience might laugh the Charm off, but I think it is still a pretty interesting device for the younger crowd. We should have one in house later this week, so we will put it through the paces and see how it performs. In the mean time, check out the hands-on video from our friends at Wirefly.