The Motoroi returns with T-Mobile bands under the hood, while visiting the FCC

The Motoroi returns with T-Mobile bands under the hood, while visiting the FCC
Remember the Motorola Motoroi? It somewhat resembled the DROID except for an upgraded camera and flash, and a bump on the side of the phone. Launched overseas in February, we have actually managed to see the unit for sale unlocked at local kiosks specializing in imported cellphones. It appears that those in the U.S. who have been hankering after this device will have a shot at a subsidized model after all. The MB710, as the unit is referred to in FCC documents, and its bump, took the opportunity during the Independence Day holiday period to visit the FCC. With the radio supporting the WCDMA 1700MHz AWS spectrum, it is clear that this unit is heading to T-Mobile. A draft copy of the user manual also has a reference to "MyFaves". The handset will feature MOTOBLUR and be running Android 2.0 at launch. The FCC filing says that the MB710 will have an 8MP camera with xenon flash. While the Motoroi was launched with the same display specs as the DROID (3.7 inch screen, 480 x 854 resolution), the MB710 could have different specs. Neither T-Mobile nor Motorola has confirmed the existence of this device, but visiting the FCC to stop for a chat would be the first thing necessary if, say, the MB710 was heading to T-Mobile later this year.

source: FCC via Phonescoop

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8 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I think this is the Moto XT720!~ Another choice in T-Mobile if Samsung Vibrant isn't good and cool enough for T-Mobile users! I think the hardware is 720MHz CPU OMAP3440, 512MB of RAM, 512MB flash ROM Would be even nicer if it has cpu 800+ MHz.

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

T-Mobiles android phones are the least appealing to me (imo). The cliq and Mytouch slide aren't bad but theres better out there. The motoroi just adds to my conception. If the HD2 was android built, it would no doubt be there best phone.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

wait scratch that. aside from at&t... t-mobile's android phones are the least appealing to me.

4. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

The Vibrant (aka Samsung Galaxy S) is coming out in two weeks, that's pretty bad ass. Everyone else is getting it too though.

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Very true. Almost forgot about the vibrant. I'm looking forward to seeing the EPIC 4G but the vibrant should do good for t-mo.

8. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

And now, theres that rumor of that HTC phone that slides out with a keyboard. Sounds pretty good to me. I think T-Mobile will finally get some high end devices, other than the Nexus One & Vibrant.

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

can anyone tell me what is the FCC and why do we have it? and do other countrys have it?

7. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

its a federal agency that approves manufacturer's devices upon being released to the public. They basically make sure the devices will properly work through wireless networks and without any safety problems/hazards... not sure about other countries since we have different governments but im sure they have something similar.

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