Love this phone. The design and everything. Been looking for a smart phone other than the blackberry. Blackberry is a great messenger because I have one (BB9000), but that's it. The rest is just boring. Interface gets boring over a short span of time, applications are very limited. This one looks promising and for about 240 euros, i don't think it's a rip-off. Looking forward to see this in stores around. Will surely grab one.
That is absolutley gorgeous. Just seen the video, i Will be getting one of these to relace my X10 with.
Well it's about time that we find someone brave enough to venture with something different in terms of form factor with Android – even more when landscape QWERTY handsets are abundant. The Motorola CHARM is actually a well-rounded device that refreshes the usual set of Android phones we're typically presented with. When it's priced at $79.99 on-contract, it makes for a decent offering when you factor in its rare portrait style QWERTY, inclusion of Android 2.1, and its quality construction. When we think about it more, its pricing is definitely fitting for any feature phone we've seen Motorola produce, but it's even more exciting when it's an Android powered smartphone we're talking about. In the end, it might not be quite to the level of its high-end counterparts in performance, but it's more than acceptable and functional to get you by your daily routines.
Voices on both ends were extremely audible thanks to clear and distinct tones, however, there is a faint static sound that can be heard on our end. Fortunately, it doesn't deter us from still being able to easily make out our conversations – plus the strong tones of the earpiece makes every word sound full bodied. Even though the speakerphone is able to produce some strong tones as well, voices were noticeably muffled sounding, but again, it didn't make the overall experience overbearing.
Generally hovering around -79 dBm in the high coverage area of the greater Philadelphia region, we didn't experience any major spikes in signal strength or dropped calls during our testing.
For something packing an 1130 mAh battery, we were content to find it more than adequate in getting by a solid one day of normal usage – plus with some juice left over to start of the next day. But Motorola decided to be nice and include a larger 1420 mAh battery for good measure with an accompanying rear cover for it. Actually, it does add a little hump to the rear cover, but we didn't find it to be a problem. Nonetheless, you'll be covered with more than enough battery life with the two batteries included with the packaging
Without a doubt, there surely have been many people out there clamoring to see an Android smartphone that employs that typical BlackBerry look with its signature stationary portrait style QWERTY form factor. The yearnings of many have been heard by Motorola as they've addressed this much wanted design with the Motorola CHARM for T-Mobile. Since this is a company that's been experiencing a resurgence of late, thanks to a couple of recent top notch Android smartphones, the CHARM is the company's unique spin on the much wanted form factor that's been clearly non-existent with the platform. Let's find out if the undeniably charming looking Motorola CHARM MB502 has enough magic in its housing to enchant consumers to side with it
The package contains:
2 Rear Covers
2GB microSD card
I find it ironic that such a fug phone could be named the "charm"
[deleted post]Already mentioned earlier, price is US$75 with 2 years contract. US$270 for handset only via Tmobile in US.
cool phone but it doesn't have any camera flash?? hope that they will put some within this summer... hehehe love motorola!!!
dont get this.i was so happy to get it, when i went to the store and tried it out,,,the screen is horrible.my rooted cliq makes this screen look ancient...soooo disappointed
wwwwaaaaaaawwwwww!....this is killer smart!..especially b/g/n wifi..latest technology for wifi...best compact design by moto!..great phone!...thanks moto..
100 Moto, 17 Aug 2010Exactly how "crap" is the screen? Afterall, it's still "capacitive", unli... moreHonestly, I am not a great fan of capacitive screens. If you do a lot of serious work and want to do copy and paste, you'll see the pain with the capacitive screen. Precise selection of text is difficult without a stylus, and those styli supposedly made for capacitive screens are a joke - they don't work. That's why I have parked my HTC HD2!
Noman, 25 Aug 2010They should have put a flash for the camera instead of the trackpad on the back.If you want flash, get a REAL digital camera. This is a PHONE designed for COMMUNICATION, not photos.
They should have put a flash for the camera instead of the trackpad on the back.
Been playing with the Charm myself, found out it's a 720MHz CPU which is faster than most others in similar price range and 512MB ram when most others has 256MB. Bill is right, the display is kind of crummy but otherwise Motoblur+2.1 runs exceptionally well so I look forward to newer higher end Motorola with Blur and 2.1 soon.
El, 19 Aug 2010how low a price can you get a motorola charm and where can i get one in west africa preciselyIn US, believe it costs US$74 with 2 years contract, US$269 without.
i just posted a video on youtube, its an ok phone.. resolution isnt that geat (comparing it to a mytouch slide) its a great dea for the price though
video on billzkustomz channel on youtube