Motorola today announced a new Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone, the Motorola XT531, the budget-friendly phone with a 3.5" touch-screen display, dual cameras and built-n social networking apps. The Motorola XT531 will be available starting this month in China. The device will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and select countries in Europe and Latin America starting this fall. Here is more info on this affordable Android smartphone from Motorola:
Running on Android, or 2.3 Gingerbread, the Motorola XT531 features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with built in flash, a front facing camera that works with Qik Video Connect. The Motorola XT531 also offers unique personalization options through the Moto Switch user interface that enables users to switch between friend and work-centric modes depending on what they?re doing.
Motorola XT531 also has up to eight hours of talk time or have 28 days of standby in 3G mode. The battery can handle regular multitasking between apps, games and Web browsing, as well as heavy messaging. Users also have access to more than 250,000 apps from the Android Market and in some countries will have access to SHOP4APPS.
The Motorola XT531 will be marketed as Motorola FIRE XT in Europe and as Motorola SPICE XT in Latin America. The Motorola XT531 will be available as single-SIM and dual-SIM models in select parts of Asia. The dual-SIM model will be available starting this fall.
Key Features and Specifications:
Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE 3.5? HVGA display with capacitive multi-touch 5MP camera with auto-focus and built in flash Front-facing VGA camera for video call, chat and sharing Moto Switch UI allows users to shift to different modes 800MHz chipset 512MB onboard memory MicroSD card slot expandable up to 32GB Access to Google Apps (Mapping, Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions, 360 Mapping, Google Talk?, Browsing) FM Radio with RDS support Wi-Fi b/g/n E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer GPS.aGPS LED notifications 3.5mm Audio Jack 1540mAh battery, up to 8 hours of talk time and 28 days in standby in 3G mode
Availability Motorola XT531 is available starting in August in China. The device will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and select countries in Europe and Latin America starting this Fall.