Motorola Sage leaks again: AT&T’s next entry-level Android phone

The last shot of the upcoming Motorola Sage was tiny and blurry, criticisms which can't be levelled against the latest batch of leaked pictures.  Engadget were sent a handful of photos of the Sage, which is expected to take up residence in the entry- to mid-range of AT&T's line-up sometime soon. As you might expect, that means the hardware isn't exactly mouth-watering.  A 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen presents the latest iteration of MOTOBLUR as found on the DROID X, with Android 2.1 underneath and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for all your fumbled text messages.  There's the usual WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth, plus a camera of unknown megapixels with what looks to be an LED flash.  Inspiring?  No.  A sign of Motorola's continued determination to drench the Android handset segment?  Oh yes.

Motorola Sage Spied, MOTOBLUR Alive and Well

With the launch of the Motorola Droid X, and the impending addition of the Droid 2, Motorola seemed to be pretty excited about their new skin of MOTOBLUR. It's not as "in-your-face" as the first variation, and that's a good thing in a lot of different ways. But, that's not stopping Motorola from putting the obtrusive customized skin on future phones, ones that perhaps don't fit with the whole "DROID" lineage. For example, here's the first spy shots (supposedly) of the Motorola Sage. And yes, that's very much MOTOBLUR.

Motorola M511 Launching in China

Want more Motorola MOTOBLUR-drenched handsets? How about one that's already been showcased around these parts? Well, good. Because here's the M511, or better known 'round here as the FlipOut. And, it's a welcomed addition to the already strong Motorola Android lineage within China right now, like the Backflip and XT800. And while the FlipOut is available right now in Europe, it's still missing here in the States. So, looks like we got skipped, ladies and gentlemen. (Is that a bad thing?)

Motorola Droid 2 User Manual Gets Leaked

The Droid 2 from Motorola isn't supposed to hit retail shelves until some time in August, but that's not stopping some clever person from sending out the user manual to the next member of the Droid lineage. And thankfully, it actually shows us things that we were curious about before, and confirms a few rumors we had heard in the past. With that in mind, let's dig in.

Verizon Motorola WX445 leaks: budget Android phone

What looks to be Verizon's latest budget Android smartphone has leaked, with Engadget being sent live photos of the Motorola WX445.  A touchscreen candybar described by the tipster as a Palm Pre Plus without the keyboard slide, it runs Android 2.1 with some form of Motorola's MOTOBLUR enhancements, a touchscreen between 2.5- and 3-inches in size, and a camera with no flash and no currently known megapixel count. There's also a 1,170mAh battery and, frankly, not too much enthusiasm.  The tipster says it's "not a very impressive phone" and says build quality is less than what you'd find with the Pre Plus.  Still, cheaper Android devices are always welcome, so we'll be watching Verizon for an official launch.

MOTOROI Doppelganger Heading to T-Mobile After Approval From FCC

The Federal Communications Commission website revealed recently the MB710, which should look pretty familiar around these parts. According to the FCC and all of its tests, the MB710 supports the WCDMA 1700MHz AWS spectrum, which basically indicates that the Magenta-hued wireless carrier here in the States is about to get their hands on some new Motorola Android goodness. (Not that the Charm doesn't count, mind you.)

Motorola CHARM gets official: hits T-Mobile USA this summer

After a number of leaks, Motorola has officially announced its latest Android smartphone, the Motorola CHARM.  Headed to the US exclusively to T-Mobile, the CHARM is a full-QWERTY candybar running Android 2.1 with Motorola's own MOTOBLUR social networking integration. Above the QWERTY thumbboard is a 2.8-inch touchscreen, while on the back is a 3-megapixel camera that's paired with Kodak "Perfect Touch" processing technology.  There's also a trackpad on the rear of the CHARM, used for navigation as on the Motorola BACKFLIP.  All the usual Android apps are in place - together with Android Market access - and there's CrystalTalk noise processing. No word on pricing, but the Motorola CHARM will drop on T-Mobile USA this coming summer. [gallery] Press Release: Motorola Announces its Newest Device with MOTOBLUR™: Motorola CHARM™ Exclusively for T-Mobile USA, Motorola CHARM packs smartphone features and social graces into a pocketable design with Android™ 2.1 and MOTOBLURTM enhancements July 07, 2010 Libertyville, Ill. — July 7, 2010 —Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola CHARM™, a touch screen smartphone that packs a social networking punch with Android™ 2.1, MOTOBLURTM enhancements, a compact design and a BACKTRACK™ feature that makes screen navigation even more intuitive. Motorola CHARM is expected to be available this summer exclusively in the U.S. for customers of T-Mobile USA, Inc. “Motorola strives to provide an increased customizable user experience, which is enabled by our latest enhancements to MOTOBLUR and featured on the new Motorola CHARM,” said Jean Pierre Le Cannellier, vice president, Americas Marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Combine that with a compact design, easy handling and all the features you would expect from a smartphone, and we believe that CHARM with MOTOBLUR adds the social ability and workability consumers are looking for.” Motorola CHARM provides consumers all the features of a smartphone with the intuitive navigation of a 2.8 inch touch screen – all in a compact, pocketable design that makes messaging a snap using the combination of a full QWERTY keyboard and touch screen. The BACKTRACK navigation pad, located on the back of the smartphone directly behind the home screen, is similar to a laptop touch panel and enables an unobstructed view of the Web, texts, e-mails and news feeds. Plus, with Android 2.1 and enhanced MOTOBLUR features, CHARM offers new customization and filtering options. “Being social with friends and family comes naturally for T-Mobile customers, and we think mobilizing their social experiences should be effortless,” said Saj Sahay, director of product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the new Motorola CHARM and enhancements to the Android and MOTOBLUR experience, we’re bringing more social skills to our broad portfolio of Android-powered smartphones.” Motorola CHARM will be the first device in the U.S. to feature an enhanced version of MOTOBLUR built on Android 2.1, which syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more in easy to manage streams — from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter™, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR now allows for even greater customization, providing users more options to follow who and what really matters. MOTOBLUR filters can be selected from a single social networking account, contacts, group or messaging account so that users can select only the information they want to stream live to the Happenings and Messages widgets. Users can move and resize pre-loaded home screen widgets to personalize up to seven home screen panels for an even more custom experience. Lastly, consumers can manage their phone’s battery consumption by selecting different power modes to conserve battery. Contacts in MOTOBLUR are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail and social network accounts. MOTOBLUR will continue to provide convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary. In addition, one user name and password brings back contacts, messages and connectivity to previously configured networks and e-mail providers. Last, but not least, Moto Phone Portal enables you to access and manage your phone’s data from any browser through a USB or Wi-Fi connection. Edit content and view important phone information while at home or on-the-go. Leave pictures on a friend’s PC, share a video at the local Internet café or share a presentation during an important business meeting. Additional features on Motorola CHARM include: Adobe® Flash® enabled Web browsing experience to view most of today’s content-rich sites Full suite of Google™ services including: Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and access to thousands of apps on Android Market™ Pinch to zoom functionality and two-finger swipe to easily surf the Web and sort through photos Capture sharp photos with a 3MP camera and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures One-touch social media uploads to Facebook®, MySpace, PicasaTM and PhotoBucket® CrystalTalkTM PLUS for enhanced audio and call quality with a second microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise Corporate email pushed immediately to the device for instant inbox updates Availability Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR is expected to be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers this summer. For more information on Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR, please visit here. To view images please visit here.

Droid X Car Dock And Accessories

Besides the Droid X being unveiled today in New York, this car dock made an appearance as well. Naturally, a device of this caliber will have a slew of accessories. Not only is this dock a multimedia cradle but it has scratch guards and it can charge the phone. This dock will cost $39.99 and will put the device in the new dashboard UI that is a new component of MotoBlur.

Droid 2, Spotted in The Wild

If the upcoming keyboard-less Motorola Droid X isn’t your cup of tea, Verizon has you covered with the next incarnation of the Droid. This time around the Droid 2 was spotted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA). Gizmodo had a spy planted at the event and he was willing to give us all his first impressions of the device.

Google to Focus on UI for Gingerbread

No, that title isn't a code for something else. Though, it could be. (We'll let your imagination race.) According to some sources speaking with TechCrunch, it looks like Google's going to go ahead and (basically) pull a Microsoft: with the next release of Android, they want to make it so that handset manufacturers, like HTC and Motorola, have no reason to put their own User Interface customizations on the device.
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