Motorola CITRUS announced for entry-level smartphone users

Motorola CITRUS announced for entry-level smartphone users
Yesterday we reported on some leaked specs expected for the entry-level Motorola CITRUS Android handset. Today, the Schaumburg based company announced that the device will be available from Verizon sometime in the current quarter. The candybar shaped phone will feature Bing Search and Bing Maps and has been designed for the new smartphone user.

Besides aiming for smartphone rookies with the Motorola CITRUS, the carrier and manufacturer also have put a "green" tint on the unit and the packaging. A quarter of the phone has been made with post-consumer recycled plastic, and is PVC and BFR free. The box is made of 80% post-consumer recycled paper while the user manual is 100% comprised of recycled material and is made with soy-based ink. This should help attract some of the younger kids, the demographic that Motorola and Verizon are aiming for with this unit.

While no pricing details were released, we would imagine that the Motorola CITRUS will not make a dent in your wallet. This is the perfect device for those who want to move up to the world of Android but don't care about features like Adobe Flash or don't need to have a giant screen to watch video or browse the web.

Motorola CITRUS Specifications

source: Motorola via Engadget


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CITRUS
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1150 mAh(6.33h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it doesn't take first time Android buyers 2 years to get ready to improve to the next level, more like a month. trust me don't even think about this. it's a mistake.

2. yhbae002

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

That "mistake" 528MHz MSM7225 processor actually contains a dedicated GPU, called Adreno 200, which is also found in the first generation Snapdragon processors! This, combined with ultra low resolution, will result in a pretty good performing phone. Its not as bad as it looks. :) For non-power users, I don't think this is a bad phone. More details here: http://motorolacitrus.com/index.php?/topic/14-motorola-citrus-announced-by-verizon

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it won't matter if it's fast. nobody wants to find out they can pay the same $30 a month for more phone later on down the pipe when they learn the finer differences between crappier and hi-end handsets when it's too late, trust me, i had a Motorola Devour and later on after purchasing it when i found out there were apps that weren't available to me on 1.6 and Flash came into the picture then when i found out it would never be updated i figured it out and got my hands on a Droid 2. i'm just saying, make it easier on yourselves and get the best you can get, JUST in case you miss out on something you wish you had it for.

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