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Motorola brings out the Motokey Social, an affordable phone for the Facebook crowd

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Motorola brings out the Motokey Social, an affordable phone for the Facebook crowd
Well, it looks like the Motorola EX225, which was spotted over at the Bluetooth SIG web site not long ago, is now official. Bearing the Motokey Social name, the phone already has its spot on the manufacturer's web page. What's more is that the handset is listed as coming soon, meaning that it might not be long before it lands on a shelf near you.

Just like the HTC ChaCha and Salsa, the Motokey Social has its own dedicated Facebook button that lets you access your account and share content with your online buddies with the push of a button. It also offers a portrait QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and a 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen with QVGA resolution. Besides, you get a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an FM radio, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, and a 910mAh battery that should provide 480 minutes of continuous usage time. In terms of software, the Motokey Social runs a proprietary platform, which expectedly offers deep social networking integration, access to email and a web browser.

The Motokey Social is listed as coming soon on the company's web page
The Motokey Social is listed as coming soon on the company's web page
The Motokey Social is listed as coming soon on the company's web page

The Motokey Social is listed as coming soon on the company's web page

At this time, pricing and availability are still anyone's guess. However, with such a modest specs sheet, the Motokey Social is likely to be marketed as an affordable handset, which would be the perfect holiday gift for pretty much any teenager out there.

source: Motorola

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posted on 04 Nov 2011, 07:55 4

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


more like the HTC Cha-Cha.. but uglier..

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 09:54 1

2. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I think it's better looking, I prefer black..

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 18:55

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5553; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


ditto bro.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 14:28 1

3. laila (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Looks like a calculator :D

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 15:27

4. hepresearch (unregistered)


Hopefully the keys are well sculpted, so that their larger size may actually be a benefit over the HTC ChaCha. I would imagine the UI will be quite simple, which may be of value to those who do not need, or are otherwise unfamiliar with operating, the modern smartphones. Otherwise, doesn't look so hot... even the competing Nokia Asha 303 looks better and has better specs overall... since I would never get another Nokia at this point, I could see myself buying something like this... but not this exact phone. Even the new feature phones that are coming out these days are starting to look like remakes of "smartphones" from early last decade, but with improved specs... and I don't like it. If things keep going this way, I'm going to end up making all of my future "used" phone purchases from people who are dumping their old phones... through Craigslist. LOL!

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 08:16 2

6. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


new feature phones, where? LOL.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 17:08

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5553; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i know right? not enough nice feature phones.

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