Motorola XT531 passes the FCC with AT&T bands in tow
After being officially announced for Asia, Europe, and Latin America a couple of weeks ago, the Motorola XT531 looks like it may even be headed stateside. The affordable Android-powered smartphone has passed through the FCC’s rigorous testing, but that’s not the story in itself. The thing is that the device which did go through the FCC has 3G bands tailor-made for AT&T. That means that there’s a great possibility that AT&T will add this handset to its portfolio sometime in the future.
We don’t, however, know when. Or how much it will cost. In the end, AT&T may even decide not to sell the XT531. Anything can happen. But today we found out that the XT531 may hit the US. And when it does, it will probably do so with yet another interesting brand name. After all, it will be sold as the Fire XT in Europe and the Spice XT in Latin America, so who knows what it will end up being called in the US.
In case you’re looking forward to it, know that the XT531 has a 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera, an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of internal storage space, microSD card support, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.