Motorola announced a pair of new handsets for China Telecom, but it is one model in particular that is attracting attention, the Motorola RAZR V XT889. No, it is not the 4.3 inch screen that is capturing the stares; these days a 4.3 inch display is common, unlike the older days when the HTC HD2's 4.3 inch screen was blowing minds. And no, the 8MP camera on back isn't extraordinary, especially when Google's wholly owned subsidiary has already shipped handsets to the region with 13MP shooters. So what is it about the design of the Motorola RAZR V XT889 that has construction workers whistling at it? Hint: It isn't the Kevlar back which has become a trademark for the line.
First, there is the sharper corners on the device, unlike the rounded ones seen in past models. Additionally, the glass screen does not cover the entire front of the model. The glass stops well before reaching the top and the bottom of the unit, revealing a grill for the earpiece. What do you MotoDroid fans think of this new look? Simply type your comment in the box below. By the way, the device launches in China on June 15th with Android 4.0 already already installed out of the box.
BEIJING - June 15, 2012 - It just got easier to breeze through life with two new smartphones from Motorola Mobility and China Telecom: Motorola RAZR™ V XT889 and MOTOSMART™ MIX XT553. Revealed at the 2012 Tianyi (E-Surfing) 3G Handset Trade Fair & Mobile Internet Forum, these devices bring Motorola’s great design and China Telecom’s 3G network together with styling and prices that will grab your attention. The Motorola RAZR V XT889 is the Android™ 4.0-powered smartphone built for all situations, with a 4.3-inch screen wrapped in tough KEVLAR fiber and a splash-guard nano-coating. Rock your favorite hits with the MOTOSMART MIX XT553, a CDMA/GSM dual-mode/dual-standby music smartphone. With the e-Surfing iMusic and Sina Micro Music applications, you can easily enjoy and share the hottest music.
On in Guangzhou through June 17th, China Telecom’s 2012 Tianyi (E-Surfing) 3G Handset Trade Fair & Mobile Internet Forum is one of the most important annual mobile telecommunications industry events in China and the world. Come and check out Motorola’s latest and coolest CDMA devices at booth A03, hall 10.2, area B of Pazhou International Exhibition Center.
"It’s great to be collaborating with China Telecom once again to launch these two amazing smartphones," said Frank Meng, Senior Vice President and President of Greater China, Motorola Mobility. "Motorola RAZR V XT889 is a sleek sidekick that delivers great value for money. It’s tough and smart, and has software tools that will make your life simpler from morning to night. MOTOSMART MIX XT553 is the perfect phone for young people; giving you all the features you want without having to switch numbers."
Like any good assistant, Motorola RAZR V XT889 fits effortlessly into your professional and personal life. With Motorola’s exclusive Smart Actions software, your Motorola RAZR V XT889 learns your behavior and automatically adjusts settings to suit your preferences and extend your battery life. So relax, don’t worry about your phone ringing during a meeting. Smart Actions will silence your phone as soon as you reach the office. Plugging in your headphones will trigger Motorola RAZR V XT889 to start your latest playlist, without pushing extra buttons. And when Smart Actions turns off the programs your phone isn’t using, your battery life is extended so you can surf, chat, shop, and share for hours and hours on a single charge.
Motorola RAZR V XT889 has an arsenal of other tools to keep you focused and one step ahead. Accomplish your to-do list and more without breaking a sweat. Take great photographs no matter where you are with an impressive rear-facing 8-megapixel camera that shoots amazing HD video you’ll definitely want to share. You can even use the front-facing camera to video chat or host video conference calls. Motorola RAZR V XT889 easily bounces back from the abuse a phone takes daily. With its KEVLAR shell, you’ll be hard-pressed to do any damage. Its scratch-resistant screen will keep it looking sharp day after day. And, with its invisible nano-coating, water poses no threat to the exterior or the electrical board inside.
MOTOSMART MIX XT553 is packed with the features you love (and need) to attack the day. It is a dual-mode/dual-standby phone with both EVDO and GSM network support, so you don’t have to change your number. Equipped with a long-lasting 1735mAh battery and a 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, you can listen to your favorite tracks for hours without having to re-charge. It also comes with dedicated music keys so you can control your music without unlocking the screen. Share your current music mood in real-time with your Weibo followers with the exclusive Sina Micro Music application, and use China Telecom’s iMusic application to find and download the hottest hits around. With rounded edges, a sleek design and poppy-red accents on your choice of white or black, MOTOSMART MIX XT553 looks cool, no matter where you are.
Availability Motorola RAZR V XT889 and MOTOSMART MIX XT553 are coming to you on June 15th. For more information visit motorola.com/mobility
Looks interesting, but at the same time it looks rather large as in larger than the Razr Maxx which makes no sense unless that phone has a larger screen. Motorola needs to find a way to keep their solid construction with a design that maximizes as much screen space as possible no need to get larger than the Razr Maxx, possibly an aspect ratio witch to the width of the SGSII series would be nice.
Looks like a DX with less usable screen space... so, not sure why this is a big deal?? Besides ICS out of the box, it looks / sounds midrange for today's standards. Personally I think the RAZR looks better.
Good looks? It looks like a black rectangle. Which is about what 99% of all phones look like now... okay, maybe a little lower percentage number if you change the color to white or cyan or pebble blue.
Either way, it's a rectangular brick because that's the form factor that works.
Also, if that's a 4.3" display, then that phone is pretty damn big. Look at the huge bezel space.
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