Motorola Ciena (Citrus) breaks Android price barriers
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
1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1060; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Verizon needs a cheap android phone but this might be a little too cheap.
7. Zio (unregistered)
Im sorry, but "Verizon" and "cheap" dont go together.
9. Bamf is Gay (unregistered)
It's "you're", not "your"...so who is really the "tard", you fucking moron.
12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1060; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Wow correcting someones grammar on the internet. Real cool...
2. ally (unregistered)
aww its cute...
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
4. nismopwr16 (unregistered)
Sprint's zio is a be a better option.http://androidandme.com/2010/1
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
It better be less than 200 on NO CONTRACT.
10. djkdh (unregistered)
OMG those specs and body r a rebuid from 2005..lmao
11. slk (unregistered)
cheap and verizon may NOT go together..but nickel n diming sure does!!
13. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)
It is already pre-paid in some Wal-Mart locations!