Motorola this week unveiled its first Android
phone for the South Korean market. The phone looks similar to the Motorola Droid
handset in the US or the Milestone in Europe but without the slide-out keyboard. The Motoroi runs on Android 2.0 And sports
a 3.7-Inch touchscreen with Wide VGA resolution that makes it easier to view full-screen Web
pages. There's an 8-megapixel camera with face detection,
red eye reduction and other advanced features.
It can record 720P high-definition video and
an HDMI connector is included for hooking it up to a high-def TV. It also supports Korea's
terrestrial digital broadcasting service, T-DMB. Like other Android phones it comes loaded
with a host of Google applications that could be useful on-the-go including Maps, Gmail,
YouTube and Google Talk instant messaging. The Motoroi will be available from February
through SK Telecom.
The phone will be available in other countries but launch dates have yet
to be announced. In Tokyo this is Martyn Williams, IDG News