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

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.

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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MOTOKEY SOCIAL
  • Display 2.4" 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 0.05 GB
  • Battery 910 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

2. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

ditto bro.

3. laila

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Looks like a calculator :D

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!

6. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

new feature phones, where? LOL.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i know right? not enough nice feature phones.

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