Candybar Qwerty Device Running Android, Motorola XT316 Announced

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Budget Android phones are definitely increasing every day. To add to the list, there’s this Motorola XT316, a candybar Qwerty device with a 2.8″ QVGA resolution touchscreen. Touch and type, anyone?

Quick specs:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to Gingerbread 2.3 this fall; could launch with Gingerbread in Europe)
  • 2.8″ QVGA resolution touchscreen
  • 3 MP fixed focus camera
  • 600 MHz ARM 11 processor with Adrena 200 GPU
  • 512 internal memory, expandable with microSD cards; 256 MB RAM
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, 1420 mAh battery

No pricing has been announced yet, but Motorola plans to launch the device in Latin America, Taiwan, Hong Kong mid-July. Asian countries will have to wait until summer.

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