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Motorola intros the MOTOLUXE smartphone

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Motorola intros the MOTOLUXE smartphone
Haven’t you always wanted a smartphone that has a place to attach your favorite lanyard? Motorola must think so as they have just introduced the world to the MOTOLUXE smartphone which is a mid-range handset with a notification light that doubles as a, you guessed it, a place to attach a lanyard.
Motorola intros the MOTOLUXE smartphone

The dedicated lanyard groove, as Motorola calls it, is located at the bottom left of the handset. That is also where the colored lighting for the devices notifications happens to be located. Aside from the added lanyard grove, the MOTOLUXE is an Android 2.3 device with a custom user interface called MotoSwitch. The hardware features a 4-inch, 480x854 display. Powering the smartphone behind the scenes is a single-core 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.

Around the back the MOTOLUXE has an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash. The front of the handset houses a VGA camera to aid in all of your video chatting needs. It also has a 1,400 mAh battery that Motorola claims will give the MOTOLUXE 6.5 hours of talk time.

When the MOTOLUXE launches in February it will be in Europe, China, and Latin America although it is very possible a variation of this device could hit the states later in the year. Check out the video and tell us what you think about the Motorola MOTOLUXE in the comments below.

source: Mobile Burn

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posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:07

1. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

I believe atleast this device wouldn't be used for cuttind through jelly-o ;-)

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:07

2. DechyX (Posts: 139; Member since: 16 May 2011)

I want it... right now today!

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:22 3

3. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Now I can turn my smartphone into a keychain, sweet. Smartphones dangling from car ignitions in 2012.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:34 3

4. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

I must have a different definition of "edge-to-edge" display.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:43 2

5. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:43

6. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Just what we need - a Droid with a slow single core processor, not enough RAM, a low rez dispay, on a 2-year contract. Why not just buy a Droid Incredible on ebay off contract?

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:47

7. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

because this is newer and newer means better right?

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:48 2

8. thisisweaksauce (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2010)

Why the f*ck is this coming out with Gingerbread. ICS has been out for more than a month now. Get on your sh*t Motorola.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 17:09 2

9. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Do you not remember how long it took for Gingerbread to show up on a device that wasn't the Nexus S? And now you complain about a month?
And you want it on what is unequivocally a mid-range device? On top of that Motorola already announced a publicly when you could expect ICS. Try to keep up with the news or go away

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 17:22

10. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

pleeeaaase tell me this phone will release for more carriers than just verizon...i've never had a chance to own a motorola flavored android :(

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:33

11. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)

sprint has the photon 4g and att got the atrix 2..t mobile has the cliq 2..virgin mobile has the triumph..what you talking bout?

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 07:55

17. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

talkin about a mototola phone that i actually want... i'm on t-mobile and i don't like slide out keyboards and want a motorola that's gonna upgrade to ICS. so pickings are slim : (

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:46

12. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Edge to edge display? Doesn't look like it.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 20:05

13. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Lanyard on a mid range smartphone? Anyone remember the HTC bliss?

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 07:58

18. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i've actually seen a bunch of bliss' around n it actually wasn't a lanyard it had more of charm

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 20:14

14. Arpad (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

1,400 mAh seems a bit small. Or maybe it's acceptable for a 800 mhz single core.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 21:16

15. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

Not a big fan of Motorola, but I like the concept...With devices like the Atrix, Photon, Bionic and now the Droid RAZR they are making an impression in the marketplace.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 23:06

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Give it up to date specs and I might check it out. Anything less than a ghz is pretty unacceptable these days, at least on US carriers.

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