If you haven’t got a Motorola Charm already, here is your chance to do so. T-Mobile has just announced a discounted pricing for the Android smartphone that brings the inexpensive $75 phone down to an even attractive price of $49.99. This comes with a two year contract with T-Mobile as expected and is already at the new price on stores in the US.
Motorola Charm launched late last month after a month of delay due to battery issues. While we do not have any official numbers on how the device has fared so far in the market, you can assume that T-Mobile may not have sold as many units as they would have liked and consequently you see this drop in prices less than a month after launch.
Now, if you are looking to purchase the newly announced Motorola Charm, you MAY have to wait until August. A report on the T-Mobile rumor news site, TmoNews has claimed that Motorola may defer the launch of the device until August since they have detected some issues with battery life on several of these handsets.
But hold on until there is more confirmation on this. The secret source has also indicated an alternative that Motorola is working on – offering an extended battery to Motorola Charm customers to make up for the poor battery until the company works out all the kinks in the present battery.
Both these speculations have no credibility and so you may, as always, take this with yet another pinch of salt. But whatever the case may be, it doesn’t hurt to wait for an official word before changing your plans.
Motorola Charm has officially been announced. The new Android 2.1 device shall be carried by T-Mobile and will bring features like a 3-Megapixel camera, Gorilla glass touch screen and 32GB microSD card. Here are the technical specifications in its entirety.
Dimension : 67.2 x 98.4 x 11.4 mm
Weight: 110 grams
Platform : Android 2.1 with Motoblur
Display : 2.8-inches TFT touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass
Camera : 3-Megapixel camera with digital zoom
Storage : 2GB micro-SD card included (support for up to a 32 GB card)
Connectivity : Bluetooth 2.0 + ERD (A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN), Wi-Fi (b/g/n), GPS
Flash Lite browsing
WCDMA 1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (Category 5/6), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
Video playback and capture at 24 fps
1170 mAh battery (WDCMA standby 334 hours, GSM standby 267 hours)
Support for Exchange, Gmail, IMAP, and POP3 email
Accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
There is still no word on the pricing aspect.
Motorola, nor T-Mobile are yet to officially announce the new Motorola Charm. However, it looks like the new phone with a square form factor is very much in the scheme of things for T-Mobile’s back-to-school promotions.
Folks at TmoNews have just caught hold of promotional pictures that provide a hint that the Motorola Charm could be launching very soon. The poster aptly reads “Phone are free – Head back to school with the latest messaging phones” exhibit Motorola Charm along with Samsung : ), Gravity T and Gravity 3.
So what do we know about the upcoming Motorola Charm. According to T-Mobile training materials that were leaked last week, the Charm is infused with MotoBLUR, powered by Android 2.1 and integrated with social networking features so that you can Like, Retweet elegantly and easily. There is a physical QWERTY keyboard and a camera too.