Motorola CHARM coming to T-Mobile this summer

Motorola CHARM coming to T-Mobile this summer

Motorola officially unveiled their latest Android 2.1-powered smartphone today, the CHARM, to be available exclusively from T-Mobile. The CHARM features MOTOBLUR enhancements, a compact squarish design, full QWERTY keyboard, and a touch-screen display. Yet perhaps the most interesting feature on the CHARM is the “BACKTRACK” navigation pad located on the back of the smartphone directly behind the home screen. It’s similar to a laptop touch-panel yet allows users an unobstructed view of the web, text messages, email, and news feeds.

CHARM is also the first device in the U.S. to feature an enhanced version of MOTOBLUR built on the Android 2.1 platform. MOTOBLUR syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos, etc from a variety of sources (such as social networking websites, and email accounts) and presents them in an easy-to-use user interface consisting of up to seven home screen panels and a variety of widgets.

Other features and specs of the CHARM include:

    * 2.8 inch TFT display with 320 x 240 resolution
    * 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom
    * WCDMA 1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (Category 5/6), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
    * KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better brighter pictures
    * Adobe Flash support
    * Support for Google services such as Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, etc
    * One-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, and PhotoBucket
    * CrystalTalk PLUS for enhanced audio and call quality with a 2nd microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise
    * Built-in music player (Connected Music Player: Integrated Amazon’s MP3 store, SHOUTcast, Midomi, GoTV,, TuneWiki, YouTube™ and SoundHound. Shop, share, find lyrics, search for videos, or stream FM and internet radio)
    * Android Market support
    * Format support includes AAC, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WMA9, ACC+ Enhanced, WMV v9, AMR NB, AAC+
    * USB/802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity
    * Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    * 3.5 mm headset jack
    * Ambient light and proximity sensors
    * Built-in accelerometer
    * Battery life: WCDMA up to 334 hrs.; GSM up to 267 hrs.
    * Measures 67.2 x 98.4 x 11.4 mm and weighs 110 grams
    * microSD card slot (2GB card included)

Motorola expects the CHARM to be available this summer exclusively at T-Mobile.