On Sunday January 17th, Motorola announced the new MOTOROI, the company’s sixth Android phone and the first smart phone in South Korea to be powered by Android version 2.0. “Motorola’s smart phones powered by Android are receiving tremendous response around the world, and it is our pleasure to introduce one of them for the first time in Korea,” said Ha Sung-min, MNO president of SK Telecom. “MOTOROI by Motorola will bring a paradigm shift in the domestic mobile market with outstanding Internet, multimedia features and access to the fast-growing Android Market.”
“We are delighted to announce MOTOROI, the first Android-based phone, with SK Telecom in Korea, a key partner in one of Motorola’s key markets in the world, ” said Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobile Devices. “MOTOROI is a smart phone without compromise, delivering a wiser, richer web and messaging experience with the most delightful touch-interface you have ever experienced, all made possible through the combination of Motorola’s expertise in design, a truly differentiated Android experience, and the power of SK Telecom’s network.”
The phone that will be available for purchase in February, has a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with an 854 x 480 WVGA resolution, an 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and capable of shooting 720p high-definition video, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also sports support for HDMI for outputting videos and photos to an HD-capable television set, up to 8GB of storage, and smart homescreen widgets. Motoroi offers Wi-Fi support, Android Web Kit Browser and various Google services, such as Google Maps for searching for places near your location, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk.
As about entertainment, its users will definitely be entertained. Motoroi comes packed with an MP3 player that enables users to send and listen to MP3 files without the need to convert files, a terrestrial DMB for watching free up to 24 TV and audio channels, and a unique docking station, various input methods (a 3X4 keypad, full QWERTY, half QWERTY, hand writing and writing pad), or proximity sensor, along with support for multiple email accounts in order to separate your work and personal inboxes, Gmail Contacts sync, Microsoft and PDF document viewer, Optical Character Recognition that translates immediately through quick scanning, business card reader which recognizes contact information on business cards and automatically stores information to your phonebook, and much more.