Motorola has launched three new Android smartphones from its Ming series – the A1680, MT810, and the XT806 – in China.
The Motorola Ming A1680, MT810, and the XT806 will operate on China Unicom’s WCDMA network, China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network, and China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 network, respectively.
The new Ming smartphones sport a flip design with transparent covers.
Running Android 1.6, the Motorola Ming A1680 features a 3.1-inch active matrix organic LED WVGA 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, digital zoom, and support for 15 fps QVGA video recording. The Motorola Ming A1680 is preloaded with the SoftStylus handwriting software that recognizes Chinese handwriting.
The phone comes with GPS, 256MB RAM, 512MB flash memory, and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage. Connectivity features include WAPI and WiFi. Users of the Motorola A1680 can access Motorola’s Shop4Apps website that serves more than 800 apps.
The Motorola MT810 smartphone sports China Mobile’s OPhone OS 2.0 version of Android. It has a 3.2-inch, 16 million color, resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, as well as a secondary capacitive touchscreen that offers full finger touch functionality even when the phone is closed.
The Ming MT810 has a 5-megapixel camera, with digital zoom and LED flash, which can capture D1 (720×480) video, and play 720p HD video.
It comes with 512MB flash memory, 256MB RAM, and memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Other features include a Webkit 5 browser, FM radio, AGPS, GPS, and stereo Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. Users of the Motorola MT810 can access China Mobile’s app market that has 7000 applications and themes.
The Motorola Ming XT806 runs on Android 2.1. Its has a 3.2-inch, 854 x 480 pixel display screen with 300 dpi resolution. The phone is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording and playback, 512MB RAM, 512MB flash memory and microSD card support for up to 32GB.
The Motorola XT806 also offers FM radio and GPS navigation. The Motorola Ming XT806 comes with office applications, such as Quicknotes, and features for voice recording, sketches, and screen snapshots. Users of the Motorola XT806 can access Motorola’s Shop4Apps website that serves more than 800 apps.
The Motorola Ming series of phones, that was first launched in 2006, is developed especially for China. Motorola has said that its Android phones acccounted for over half the Android devices sold in China in the first two quarters of 2010. Of these, five million were Ming phones.
The company has not revealed any information the price or availability of the Motorola Ming A1680, MT810, and the XT806 phones.