Monday, June 28, 2010
How do you call a not rotating Motorola FlipOut? That would be the upcoming Motorola CHARM. This is yet another odd looking Motorola device with MOTOBLUR-ed Android v2.1 on board. The thing hasn't been unveiled yet but is expected to hit the T-Mobile USA stores soon.
The charming Motorola CHARM comes only a few weeks after the announcement of the Motorola FlipOut which packs a rotating hardware QWERTY keyboard and a capacitive touchscreen. The BlackBerry-inspired CHARM features a full QWERTY keyboard as well but comes in a bar form factor.
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Meet the Motorola CHARM
Just like the Motorola FlipOut, the CHARM will also run the Android v2.1 (a.k.a. Eclair) with the MOTOBLUR UI 1.5 on top of it. The newer version of the MOTOBLUR brings along a better SNS integration (including Facebook Like and Twitter Retweet). By the way, most of the refreshed UI is said to go to both Motorola CLIQ and CLIQ XT really soon, too.
Right above the four-row QWERTY keyboard there are some touch sensitive keys to see (we've seen them before on the FlipOut) and above them we find the capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support. It's size and resolution are still a mystery but we won't be surprised to see the same 2.8" QVGA display the FlipOut comes with.
There is no word on the other features but Motorola CHARM should show up soon so the mystery will be solved. The phone is expected to hit the T-Mobile USA stores in the near future but we hope to see the cutie in an European flavor as well. As for the CHARM price tag, our source remains mum on it.