Chubby Motorola Charm now available on T-Mobile

By on August 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM.

Chubby Motorola Charm now available on T-Mobile

The Motorola Charm, a pudgy little Android handset we first heard about in July, is now available for purchase on T-Mobile. Here is a quick recap of what the Charm is working with: quad-band GSM, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2.8-inch touchscreen display; the device will also be sporting Motorola’s MOTOBLUR UI overlay. The full-QWERTY, candy bar shaped phone can be yours — in a red cabernet or golden bronze — for just $74.99 with a 2-year contract. The two links are after the jump. More →

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Battery issue to delay the launch of the Motorola Charm?

By on July 14, 2010 at 1:11 AM.

Battery issue to delay the launch of the Motorola Charm?

Motorola CHARM-2

A rumor out of TmoNews suggests that the newly announced Motorola Charm may be delayed before it even gets out of the starting gate. The handset is reportedly experiencing issues with the battery that are serious enough to force Motorola and T-Mobile to delay the launch of the Android handset until August. Under the same breath, the whisperer mentioned the possibility of Motorola including an extended battery with each handset; a scenario that may allow for a timely launch and a bandaid for the problem while Motorola works out the kinks. Whatever the case, those interested in the Charm may want to watch for a follow-up to see if this rumor pans out. More →

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Motorola CHARM specifications

By on July 9, 2010 at 3:04 AM.

Motorola CHARM specifications

Motorola CHARM-2

Wednesday, T-Mobile and Motorola officially announced an Android 2.1 handset named the CHARM. While the press release was nice, it did lack a certain level of detail that we prefer. Yesterday, Moto put up the official specs page for the CHARM, so with further ado, here is the extended spec sheet:

  • WCDMA 1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (Category 5/6), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
  • Android 2.1 with Motoblur and Flash Lite browsing
  • 3 Megapixel fixed focus camera with digital zoom
  • Video playback and capture at 24 fps (supported playback codecs: AAC, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WMA9, ACC+ Enhanced, WMV v9, AMR NB, AAC+)
  • 1170 mAh battery (WDCMA standby 334 hours, GSM standby 267 hours)
  • Support for Exchange, Gmail, IMAP, and POP3 email
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + ERD (A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN)
  • Wi-Fi (b/g/n)
  • GPS
  • 2GB micro-SD card included (support for up to a 32 GB card)
  • 2.8″ TFT touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass (says it includes “pinch-to-zoom” but does not specify multitouch)
  • Accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
  • Size: 67.2 x 98.4 x 11.4 mm
  • Weight: 110 grams

There you have it. Is the CHARM, uh, charming anyone? More →

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Motorola CHARM is official, exclusive to T-Mobile USA this summer

By on July 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM.

Motorola CHARM is official, exclusive to T-Mobile USA this summer

Charm

Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday, we saw the Motorola Charm get the blurry picture treatment, and today, Motorola has made its existence and destination official. Formally the CHARM, this Android 2.1 handset packs a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BACKTRACK trackpad thing, Flash web browsing, MOTOBLUR, and in-call noise cancellation. Not a bad little package after all. The handset is exclusive to T-Mobile USA and the release timeframe given is “this summer.” Hit the bounce for the official press release. More →

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Motorola Charm gets photographed, to hit T-Mobile soon

By on July 6, 2010 at 2:59 PM.

Motorola Charm gets photographed, to hit T-Mobile soon

Motorola Charm TMoNews

TmoNews has gotten their hands on an image of the Android-powered Motorola Charm which, by all accounts, appears due to land on T-Mobile in the very near future. The Charm is a chubby, full-QWERTY candybar phone that is reported to have a Backflip-like trackpad on its posterior and 3-inch touchscreen. The phone has all the trappings of an entry-level Android device…but let’s hope that it comes out of the box with Android 2.1 and not 2.0 or *shudder* 1.6. Any Magenta fans out there looking for an entry level Android phone in the candybar form-factor? More →

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