Motorola XT882 dual-everything Android smartphone goes to China this month
The Motorola XT882 is an Android-powered smartphone which is headed to the Chinese market, and will launch there later this month. It’s an interesting device because of its ‘dual-everything’ mantra. It’s dual SIM, dual core, dual mode – “the triple dual”, in Moto’s words. That, of course, comes dangerously close to the LG Optimus 3D’s “tri-dual” architecture. Basically, phone manufacturers seem to have run out of marketing ideas and terms, and hence are overusing what they’ve got – “dual”, for example.
Regardless, the XT882 is one beast of a device. It has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, dual SIM capability, and it’s also got both GSM radios (for those SIMs) and a CDMA radio. This phone will basically work with an incredibly large number of possible network subscriber scenarios – which is good for you, the prospective buyer of this handset.
The Motorola XT882 (I wonder if the Chinese like these model numbers better than US-style individual phone brands, since all manufacturers seem to be dropping the latter in favor of the former on handsets destined exclusively for China) will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it will have a 4-inch qHD (960×540) capacitive touchscreen, an 8 MP camera with dual LED flash (look, another “dual”!) and 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera for video chat, 8 GB of internal memory, an HDMI port, and an 1880 mAh battery (which is quite a lot by today’s standards). Unfortunately or not (you be the judge), Motoblur, Motorola’s Android skin once thought dead, is alive and well and present on the XT882.
The phone will be available for about $830 from China Telecom.