Is Motorola's (NYSE:MOT) latest Android phone a charmer?
The handset maker is again teaming with T-Mobile USA to release its latest phone based on Google's Android platform, the BlackBerry-shaped Charm. The device, sitting on the lower end of Motorola's latest Android range, had been rumored for weeks and is the third Android collaboration between Motorola and T-Mobile.
The Charm features Android 2.1 and Motorola's MotoBLUR user interface, which aggregates social networking functions. The device has a full Qwerty keyboard, a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a new navigation feature called Backtrack. The phone has a navigation pad located on the back, directly behind the home screen, that acts like a laptop touch panel and allows for an unobstructed view of the Web, texts, emails and news feeds on the phone's main screen.
Motorola said the Charm will be available later this summer, but did not give pricing or a release date. Just last month, Motorola, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and Google executives joined to unveil the Droid X, the latest flagship Android phone at Verizon.
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