Motorola has launched a new Android phone, called the Quench XT3, in India. The device costs around Rs. 12,500, and is available at select retailers in the country as well as at Flipkart.com.
Motorola’s Quench XT3 supports the MOTOBLUR user interface and Live Widgets. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201A processor clocked at a speed of 528MHz.
The device has 512MB of ROM, and 256MB of RAM. The phone features a microSD card slot so that its internal memory can be expanded to 32GB.
The phone runs on the outdated Android 1.6 operating system. Unfortunately, though, there’s no word on whether the device will support even Android 2.1, let alone Android 2.2 Froyo. Related: Top Android phones in India
Motorola’s new Android handset measures 114.90 x 12.60 x 56.80 mm and weighs 114 grams. The phone has a call button, one for end call, and a trackball mouse for navigation.
It sports a 3.2-inch HVGA TFT (a LCD variant) touchscreen that displays resolutions of 480 × 320 pixels and 262,000 colors. The phone comes with an accelerometer for automatically rotating the user interface when you rotate the Quench XT3. Related: Latest touchscreen phones in India
The Motorola Quench gives you a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and supports video capture, playback and streaming over a broadband connection in H.263, H.264 and MPEG4 video formats.
Also expect the Quench XT3 to offer you an FM radio and support AAC, AAC+, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV audio formats. The Quench XT3 can be used to access e-mail from Google, POP3. It can send MMS and SMSes, and can be used to browse HTML sites.
The phone supports A-GPS. It has a USB 2.0 port through which the phone can be synched to a PC or other devices and can also be connected to the Internet.
The Quench XT3 comes with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
Motorola’s Quench XT3 uses WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and EDGE Class 12 to connect. The new Android phone from Motorola features a 1270 mAh battery that is said to support up to 500 minutes of talk time or up to 480 hours on standby mode.
As you might recall, Motorola first released the Quench in February this year at the Mobile World Congress that was held in Barcelona, Spain. The version of Quench that the US-based telecoms company has released in India, though, has been redesigned with the trackball mouse and two buttons, besides other features.