A few months ago, a phone going by the name of Motorola WX445 was leaked. At the time, not many things were known about this device. It was going to run Android 2.1, have a small-ish touchscreen and looked a bit like the Palm Pre.
And that was about it until, mid-August, a leak of Verizon’s fall roadmap brought the info that it would get the commercial name Citrus, will be launched in September (that didn’t happen) and would be a youth-oriented budget Android phone.
And it looks like it should indeed be cheap, because today its specs were leaked and it’s all low-end here.
First off, there are no new pictures. This is one of those that were leaked back in July. According to today’s leak, the WX445 won’t be called ‘Citrus’ after all, but will be known as the Motorola Ciena.
It packs a 3-inch QVGA (240×320) touchscreen, a 528 MHz Qualcomm processor, 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB ROM, a 3 megapixel fixed focus camera sans flash and a BackTrack trackpad on the back side, similar to those on the Backflip and Charm.
It will indeed ship with Android 2.1 on board, on top of which will sit a Motoblur-like skin, albeit missing all the social messaging features.
Apparently the Ciena only has 100 MB of user storage, which is 50 MB below the minimum that Google imposes for Android 2.1 devices. This could mean that the phone will come without any Google services on it. Then again, the issue could be rectified before it finally ships.
When that will happen is unclear. The first deadline of September was clearly missed. Verizon are said to be still evaluating whether or not to include the Ciena in their portfolio, so there’s a chance this handset will never see the light of day.
And even if it does ship after all, it will probably need a low, low price to be able to sell in any decent numbers.
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