A couple of weeks ago, Motorola officially announced the XT316 Android-powered smartphone. This is an affordable QWERTY-packing device, and has been released in China first, with other markets (including Europe) supposed to follow in the future.
And today the XT316 has become available outside of mainland China for the first time. The XT316 is now out in Hong Kong, and can be yours for HK$ 1,688 (that would be about US$217 or €151 at today’s conversion rates).
For that amount of cash, you get a handset that comes with both a touchscreen and a full physical QWERTY keyboard in a candybar form factor. The XT316 runs Android 2.2 Froyo (although it is supposed to arrive in Europe and Latin America running Gingerbread). It has quad-band GSM support, dual-band 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3.5 mm headset jack, a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320) touchscreen, a 3 MP camera, microSD card support, an FM radio, 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM, and a 1390 mAh battery.
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