Android-running Motorola XT800, XT701 and MT710 headed to China
Three almost identical Android-powered handsets by Motorola are heading to China, each to one of the three largest Chinese mobile service providers. Okay, one is actually running OPhone, which is based on Android, but is modified to suit the local Chinese markets better.
Meet the Motorola XT800, XT701 and MT710. All three stick with the touchscreen bar form factor and sport 3.7" touchscreen displays with 854 x 480 pixels resolution, matching the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 and Motorola MILESTONE, the highest yet on an Android handset.
The rest that is known about the hardware specs is that they all have 5MP cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS support, a microSD card slot and FM Radio.
The first of the bunch is the Motorola XT800 for China Telecom. It's interesting because it has an HDMI connector and can play 720p videos. We don't know if it will also be capable of 720p video recording like the HTC Bravo promises. As for the 3G flavor, China Telecom uses CDMA and recently got a CDMA2000 license.
Motorola XT800 • Image source
Next is the Motorola XT701, powered by Android 2.0 as well and is headed to China Unicom. It has 3G support with HSDPA/HSUPA and accelerometer and ambient light sensors. There's probably more to it, but that's all the info currently available.
Motorola XT701 (a.k.a. Motorola Sholes Tablet) • Image source
Actually, it seems that the Motorola XT701 might come to the US and Europe (it's the rumored Motorola Sholes Tablet). Comparing the XT701 and the Sholes Tablet from the leaked roadmap, they seem to match (especially 720p video over HDMI, which isn't something you see every day). The camera on the Sholes Tablet was slated to be 8MP, though XT701 has 5MP. So, either the camera was cut down or the Sholes Tablet version will have an 8MP camera.
Finally, there's the OPhone device - the Motorola MT710 for China Mobile. It supports TV CMMB (a China-developed mobile TV standard) and TD-SCDMA 3G (China sure loves to homebrew technology).
Motorola MT710 • Image source
Cost and target availability are yet unknown but we guess they can't take too long to appear. A version of the Motorola XT701 might be available elsewhere, thanks to it's standard 3G and a version of the Motorola XT800 springing is not completely unlikely too.
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in fact,the chinese government allows wifi(must have wapi inside too!!!),but i want to have a phone with QWER keyboard,just like MILESTONE.
- 2009-12-23 13:43
xt701 looks nice.. xenon too!
- 2009-12-22 11:36
XT701 has a xenon flash as well.
- 2009-12-22 09:52