Motorola has been targeting the smartphone market since long, but with its new handset – the Motorola Fire XT, it seems to have hit the nail on the head. The handset offers features such as an Android 2.3 – Gingerbread OS along with a dual camera and live video share.

In the words of the Motorola Mobility country head, Mr. Rajan Chawla – “With easy multitasking and contact management, faster and easier interactions, the Motorola FIRE XT and Motorola FIRE make for a great mobile experience at a great price for the young, fast-moving users who want everything from a top-quality smartphone.”

The Fire XT is  a thin Android handset measuring 11.95 mm in thickness. It has a black back panel and silver chrome finish on the exteriors.

Lets take a glance at the interiors of this handset. It runs on a 800 MHz CPU along with 512 MB RAM. It supports the latest version of Android, the Android 2.3 – Gingerbread OS. The handset is equipped with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen along with multi-touch support.

The Fire XT is designed to provide an enhanced browsing experience with its dual-band HSDPA / Quad-band EDGE along with 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi b/g/n. It supports download speeds up to 7.2 mbps. 

In addition to that, the handset is equipped with a 5-megapixel Auto Focus Flash camera along with a front facing VGA camera.

Along with access to numerous Android apps, the handset provides access to Google maps, Google talk and Gmail. It is also equipped with eCompass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and aGPS. Along with a mode switch User Interface.

For its business consumers, Motorola has provided enterprise-class email and POP3/IMAP4 email support. The powerhouse of this phone lies in its 1540 mAh battery which can be considered quite a potent one.

Besides the Fire XT, Motorola also launched the Fire handset that is toned down version of the same handset. The Fire is 2.8-inch QWERTY device equipped with a 3-megapixel camera.

While the Fire XT is priced at Rs. 12,999, the Fire handset comes at Rs. 9,490. Motorola’s recent line-up also includes the Defy plus and Pro plus handsets.

 The company has been quite a lot in the news recently. Google recently acquired Motorola for $12.5 Billion giving it access to hundreds of Motorola handsets and around 17,000 patents.

The Google-Motorola deal has sent a shiver down Android-based operators’ spine as Motorola is still counted amongst the big players in the market.

While we do believe that Android would be equally distributed over all mobile handsets, the possibility of a speedy upgrade and specialized Android apps might be greater for Motorola devices in the coming future.


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