Motorola Charm: Overview

Independent Media


Motorola has announced the launch of Motorola Charm, which runs on Android 2.1 operating system and uses Motorola's proprietary touchscreen interface Motoblur. Motorola Charm has a full QWERTY keyboard and a feature called Backtrack, which raised our interest. Backtrack is a navigational pad located on the rear of the display, which allows users to scroll in an easier way.

Motorola Charm supports various bands such as WCDMA, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, HSUPA, etc. It has a 2.8 inch display with screen resolution of 320 x 240 QVGA TFT. The phone weighs 110 g and has dimension of 67.20(x) 98.40(y) 11.40(z). Motorola claims that Charm has a talk time of 300 mins on WCDMA network and 405 mins on GSM network. The phone has stand by time of 334 Hrs on WCDMA and 267 Hrs on GSM network.
Motorola charm has 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom, fixed focus, Kodak perfect touch technology for better, brighter pictures, as well as one-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and PhotoBucket. Motorola’s Motoblur technology also brings together updates from various social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, as well as Gmail and other personal and work email. The web browser on the phone uses Adobe Flash for better surfing experience. As common in other Android Phones, Motorola Charm also has access to the Android Market and Google services such as Google Search, Google Maps and Gmail. The phone also supports assisted GPS and eCompass.
Apart from these features, Motorola has also added one feature called as CrystalTalk PLUS, which adds a second microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise. In terms of storage, the phone has internal memory of 512 MB and external memory can be upgraded up to 32GB through MicroSD card.
Motorola Charm looks like a business phone and has some good features backing up its looks as well. Corporate email can be pushed immediately to the device for instant inbox updates. Also, the phone has MotoSynch service which makes sure users do not lose any information. So far, Motorola has announced that this phone will be exclusively available to T-Mobile USA customers in few months. But we are sure it will be opened to other networks and countries soon after that. The price of the Motorola Charm is still not revealed by the company.


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