Not to be released in the western world, Motorola today announced the launched of three new Android smartphones in its successful and iconic MING series designed especially for China. The phones combine an Android touchscreen experience with updated MING styling and features and include the MT810 for China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 for China Telecom's CDMA-2000 network and the A1680 for China Unicom's WCDMA network. Today's launch extends Motorola's leading portfolio of Android devices in the world's largest mobile telecommunications market and reflects the Company's commitment to designing phones especially to meet the needs of Chinese users.
From left to right: Motorola A1680, Motorola MT810, Motorola XT806
Designed in China for Chinese people and first launched in 2006, the MING rapidly established itself as a hit with its distinctive design and special features such as superb Chinese handwriting support, developed by Motorola and now in its sixth generation and PDA functions that were useful and intuitive long before smartphones were a household word. Since the launch of the series more than five million Ming devices have sold in China.
All three of the new MING devices offer a full touchscreen experience and sport an updated version of the MING flip design, including the signature transparent flip cover.
MT810: Social Meets Business for China Mobile
The MT810 is being jointly launched with China Mobile, the world's largest mobile telephone operator by subscribers and uses China Mobile's OPhone OS 2.0 implementation of Android. The MT810 has a unique dual-touch system in which the 3.2" display is a resistive touchscreen perfect for stylus or finger input and the transparent cover is a second capacitive touchscreen that offers full finger touch functionality even when the phone is closed. A suite of pre-loaded intelligent business applications enables you to stay successful on the go while D1 (720 x 480) video capture, 720p HD video playback and powerful audio-video functionality, including support for China's CMMB mobile television format, offer an unparalleled mobile entertainment experience. Access China Mobile's Mobile Market with more than 7000 applications and tens of thousands of themes.
XT806: An Internet Powerhouse for China Telecom
The XT806 is an Internet-connected powerhouse built on Android 2.1 and offered by Motorola and China Telecom. Easy connectivity and dual-mode/dual-standby support for CDMA EVDO and GSM enable seamless roaming so users can receive information around the world. The XT806 also provides integrated mobile business application tools such as Quicknotes and innovative application that allows you to easily work on text, voice recording, videos, pictures, sketches and screen snapshots. With these features, the XT806 becomes a multimedia notebook that can help you search and work at any critical moment. It also has a transparent flip design and a 3.2" screen with a super-sharp 300dpi display, powerful GPS navigation services and 720p HD video capture and playback. Access Motorola's SHOP4APPS, with over 800 specially selected applications.
A1680: Iconic MING Redefined for China Unicom
The A1680 brings Android together with a design that reflects the classic and elegant MING heritage. A 3.1" AMOLED touchscreen offers a crystal clear display and excellent touch capabilities. The A1680 supports China Unicom's WCDMA network, as well as WAPI and WIFI high-speed connectivity for easy access to the mobile Internet. Motorola's acclaimed intelligent handwriting recognition software has been perfected for the A1680 while a sixth-generation SoftStylus handwriting system easily captures your personal penmanship style. The A1680 also has a 5 megapixel camera and GPS navigation services. Access Motorola's SHOP4APPS, with over 800 specially selected applications.
Motorola hasn't announced today when the new Ming Android smartphones will be available from its carrier-partners.
Cheers ~ Arne