We've seen a lot of Android smartphones this year, but the Motorola Charm is the first with a square QWERTY-bar design. The Charm is a budget Android phone that sells for 50 bucks with contract, making it less expensive than some feature phones. It runs Android OS 2.1 and Motorola's MOTOBLUR user interface and social networking enhancements. The phone has a lowly QVGA display, and MOTOBLUR is a bit too cluttered for our tastes, but watch the video and decide for yourself.
The Charm has an excellent QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS that works with Google Maps and Navigation and a 3 megapixel camera. It comes with both standard and extended batteries.
Here's our video review, our full written review will follow tomorrow.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview