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Motorola Ciena (Citrus) breaks Android price barriers

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Motorola Ciena (Citrus) breaks Android price barriers
We now have leaked specs for the low-end Verizon Motorola Ciena, previously known as the Motorola Citrus. It was initially meant for September, so we might expect it some time in October.

The Ciena will feature a 3.0 inch QVGA display (120 dpi), a 528 MHz Qualcomm CPU, 512 MB of ROM, 256 MB of RAM, a 3 megapixel camera with no flash and a fixed focal length, and the BackTrack trackpad featured on the Motorola Charm.

While budget-conscious consumers might be excited, Google could complain that the device doesn't meet its minimum requirements for an Android 2.1 device. The device fails standards in the following ways: it lacks vibration notification, and it has only 100 MB of user storage (150 MB are required).

The Ciena's failure of the Android 2.1 CDD (Compatibility Definition Document) could mean the device will lack Google services like Gmail and the Android Market. This seems doubtful, as they might be more likely to kill the project than release it without app support.

Even though there might be a niche for such a device, it could hurt the image of Android overall. Then again, maybe Verizon's Android line needs an entry-level device like RIM's BlackBerry Curve. We don't have pricing information yet, but expect it to be less than $200 with 2-year contract.

source: Android and Me
Motorola Ciena (Citrus) breaks Android price barriers

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Verizon needs a cheap android phone but this might be a little too cheap.

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 22:52

7. Zio (unregistered)


Im sorry, but "Verizon" and "cheap" dont go together.

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 12:44

8. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


Your a TARD

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 14:25

9. Bamf is Gay (unregistered)


It's "you're", not "your"...so who is really the "tard", you fucking moron.

posted on 03 Oct 2010, 13:04 1

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Wow correcting someones grammar on the internet. Real cool...

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 16:27

2. ally (unregistered)


aww its cute...

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 16:50

3. ChineseMuscle (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Nov 2008)


What's that I see..... an Android phone with SEND and END buttons? Or is it just touch sensitive Capacitive ? The lack of actual SEND and END buttons drives me crazy on my Droid X! The Send and End Keys was what I ADORED about my past Windows Phones.....One of the many things. I still am a Windows Mobile person. I went with the Droid X for it's Size because I am a BIG BOY. I wanted the HTC HD 2 but T-Mobile doesn't get service where I live :-( Waiting to see what Windows 7 Series Brings. And that's me...... A Windows Boy. ChineseMuscleBoy

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 16:55

4. nismopwr16 (unregistered)


Sprint's zio is a be a better option.http://androidandme.com/2010/10/carriers/sprint-to-offer-sanyo-zio-android-phone-for-free-on-contra ct/

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 18:40

5. jlkillman (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)


good idea but kinda slackin some features.

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 20:34 2

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It better be less than 200 on NO CONTRACT.

posted on 03 Oct 2010, 11:57

10. djkdh (unregistered)


OMG those specs and body r a rebuid from 2005..lmao

posted on 03 Oct 2010, 11:58

11. slk (unregistered)


cheap and verizon may NOT go together..but nickel n diming sure does!!

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 21:56

13. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


It is already pre-paid in some Wal-Mart locations!

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