Motorola potentially has not one, not two, but count em’ three China-bound handsets up its sleeve. First and foremost, we have the initial details on the Motorola XT711, codenamed the Sholes Tablet Refresh — the presumed companion to the previously released, Korea-bound Motorola XT701 Motoroi. The XT711 will feature: an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with Xenon Flash, 720P HD video capture and playback, HDMI out, Google apps and Android marketplace, MotoBlur UI, WebKit browser with Flash integration, and the Android OS (presumably 2.1 or greater). The targeted market for this little beauty is China, and is set to launch at an undisclosed point in the future. One down, two to go. Hit the jump for details on the XT810 and the XT820.
Second, and most mysterious, is the Ming-like clamshell that made its first appearance in a handful of blurry images last week. Though details are still sparse, the handset may be the MT810, a TD-SCDMA handset headed to China Mobile. The MT810 may also be the little brother to the MT820, another Ming-like offering whose hardware is revealed in stunning clarity.
The MT820 appears to be a very polished handset with a Ming-style transparent flip that is rumored to sport a visual 3-D capability as detailed in a recent patent application. On a more realistic note, and out of the sci-fi realm, the transparent flip may also be present for protection, or as a secondary touchscreen in a dual-touchscreen design. What we can infer from the leaked images is that the handset is destined for China Mobile and, as a result, will rock TD-SCDMA 3G connectivity. The MT820 is expected to be announced in the very near future and will run the Android-based Ophone 2.0 platform. Don’t swear-off your DROID, BACKFLIP, or CLIQ XT quite yet..this piece of mobile hardware, showcased in the images below, is also expected to stay exclusively in China.
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