Motorola Charm

Motorola Stops Updates to Four Older Devices

All those with Motorola devices on the new list of the abandoned phones list, at least as far as updates to Android. This list includes the Motorola Clique Xt, the Motorola i1, Motorola Flipout, and Motorola Charm. Both the Flipout and the Charm are currently (and will be forever more) at Android 2.1, while the Xt and i1 is and will now forever be on Android 1.5. Owners of these devices are more than likely going to be neither surprised nor emotionally damaged by this decision, especially since this is a basic procedure for a load of brands pushing out Android phones this day and age.

Skype 1.0.1 Update for Android Added Today

Popular talk and chat application Skype has just been updated to version 1.0.1, adding such lovely features as QVGA support and support for 320x240 resolution screens. This should pump up owners of Huawei IDEOS, LG Optimus T/S, Motorola Charm, and HTC Wildfire, who until now were workin without full functionality. Skype for Android has fixes and bug adjustments as well, a list of improvements to be found here below.

T-Mobile Comet, LG Optimus T, Motorola DEFY & Motorola CHARM Announced by T-Mobile for Holiday Season

Despite the fact we already knew that every single one of these devices was on the way to T-Mobile soon, the Magenta carrier decided to go ahead and officially announce the devices the old-fashioned way: with a press release. There aren't any surprises in store, especially when it comes to the specifications of the devices, but at least we now know the devices are heading to the network beginning November 3rd.

Motorola Charm Gets Rooted

Don't all you Charm users go at once and crash the servers, but the Universal Androot root method, has been said to be able to root your Motorola Charm perfectly, along with a lot of other Android handsets. You can navigate over to here, and get your root on, but before you do that we would suggest going on over to XDA-Developers to do a little bit of reading first.

T-Mobile Motorola Charm on sale today

We can't imagine there are queues around the block, but T-Mobile's latest Android handset - the Motorola Charm - has gone on sale today.  The blocky, distinctive candybar slaps a 2.8-inch touchscreen on top of a hardware QWERTY keyboard, with Android 2.1, a 3-megapixel camera on the back and Motorola's MOTOBLUR social networking integration. Two color variants of the Charm are on offer, golden bronze and cabernet, and both are priced at $74.99 presuming a new, two-year agreement.  Alternatively you can get the Charm free if you sign up to a new family plan.

Motorola Charm for T-Mobile Launching August 25th

The Motorola Charm is one of those devices you either love, or love to hate. It has one of the most unique form factors, at least when it comes to Android, and there's either going to be people wanting that full QWERTY keyboard or skipping it without a second look. Either way, you'll be able to decide for yourself when August begins to come to an end.

Motorola Charm for Telus Now Available

If you find yourself in Canada, then you know that you're Android offerings may not have started off all that well, but it's certainly getting better. Now, for those of you on the Telus network (or thinking about switching), you have one more option to choose from. Telus has just made official its offering of the Motorola Charm, the little Motoblur-fused device that also has some other interesting features, at least in the hardware department.

Leaked Image of T-Mobile Roadmap Shows Exciting Things for the Future

If you're fond of your wireless carrier, which we're sure most of you are by now, then seeing a roadmap of what's to come should be pretty exciting. Unless, of course, you just signed a new, two-year agreement and you're going to be pining for a handset that you didn't see coming a little sooner. Either way, this roadmap should be plenty exciting for most T-Mobile customers out there, because there's plenty here to be excited about.

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.

Motorola Charm for T-Mobile Free for Back to School Sale

T-Mobile customers will soon be able to get their hands on the Motorola Charm. The Magenta carrier has decided to give them away for free with a two-year contract. According to TmoNews, they've caught a glimpse of a promotional poster for the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States, telling all those who would listen that the Charm will go for free due to a back to school sale.
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