By >Tom LESKIN
Moto bringing Dual-Core, -Mode, -SIM Android Powerhouse to the Mainland
Today we have some interesting news coming out of Beijing from Motorola, as they recently announced the release of the MOTO XT882 for mainland China, which bears a striking resemblance to the Motorola Atrix 4G.
Moto China said that this is the world’s first dual-core, dual-mode and dual-SIMsmartphone in China. Each core in the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is running at 1GHz, while it also supports both CDMA/GSM , meaning it will work on networks such as China Telecom and China Mobile, plus as with most phones in China, it can hold two SIM cards.
Launching with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and MOTOBLUR UI, other features include 8GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, a front-facing camera, 4-inch qHD display, HDMI port, 1880 mAh battery and some unique Chinese features, such as smart dialer, a business card scanner and contact manager.
If you were hoping to bring one of these back for use in the US during your next trip to China, it will set you back about 5,380 RMB or about $830, making it one of the most expensive smartphones.
The MOTO XT882 will be available from authorized Motorola resellers and China Telecom’s stores across China sometime this month.
Motorola MOTO XT882 Smartphone Delivers Triple-dual Power for an Amazing Mobile Internet Experience
Designed specifically for China, the first dual-core, dual-mode, dual-standby Android™ smartphone enables faster browsing and downloading on the network of your choice
May 23, 2011
BEIJING – May 23, 2011 — Motorola Mobility Technologies (China) Co., Ltd. today announced the release of MOTO XT882, the world’s first dual-core, dual-mode and dual-standby smartphone, in China. Combining Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz, and uniquely Chinese features, such as smart dialer, a business card scanner and contact manager, MOTO XT882 offers the ultimate browsing and multi-media experience for busy professionals and demanding smartphone users. The MOTO XT882 has a stunning design, is available in two color options, and is the perfect addition to your on-the-go lifestyle. With CDMA EV-DO/GSM dual-mode dual-standby, you can choose the network that best fits your needs at any given moment.
“The “triple-dual” MOTO XT882 is the first smartphone of its kind, and shows Motorola’s commitment to bringing incredible mobile internet experiences to people in China,” said Frank Meng, corporate senior vice president, and president, Greater China of Motorola Mobility, Inc. “People are consuming more and more content on their mobile devices, and we designed the MOTO XT882 with that trend in mind. Motorola Mobility is excited about the direction of the industry, and will continue to create innovative and interesting devices that help Chinese consumers harness the power of the mobile Internet.”
MOTO XT882 runs on China Telecom’s e-Surfing 3G network. The combination of 3G and a 2x1GHz dual-core processor enables an effortless Internet experience so you can quickly browse content-rich web pages, watch online videos or stream music. It also gives you unmatched access to the thousands of applications on SHOP4APPS China, Motorola’s own app market designed specifically for users in China, so you can find the information you need and play the games you want, right from your MOTO XT882 smartphone.
The latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform adds another layer of speed and power to the MOTO XT882, and enables easy multitasking. Simple navigation, texting and e-mail are enabled by a refined user-interface and fast text input. MOTO XT882 has everything you need to create and enjoy multimedia, from photos to videos, including a 4” capacitive touch screen with qHD display, an 8 megapixel camera, HD 1080p video capture and playback, and 8GB of internal memory. With MOTO XT882’s HDMI support, you can easily capture and stream videos to TVs, PCs and stereo systems into any HD display.
MOTO XT882 offers an elegant, compact design created specifically for the China market. The number eight has special significance in Chinese culture, and the hundreds of delicate 8s etched into the back cover suggest fortune and luck. Available in sleek black or trendy white, MOTO XT882 offers a choice for business professionals and social networkers who need to be constantly connected. It’s the power and capabilities you need to do business in a slim, attractive package.
Additional Features and Specifications:
8 megapixel camera with a built-in LED flash. Front camera, video call application supported1
Up to 40GB of storage – 8GB internal and 32GB optional external Micro-SD card, enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
Supports aGPS and independent GPS satellite positioning and navigation, plus supports 3D Map1
Supports Flash 10.2 multimedia full web browsing
16:9 screen output and support for 3D games, bringing PC-like gaming experience
MOTOBLUR™ application, which updates and collects information in real time2/3
Preloaded Post-it Notes, business card and text scanning, and other helpful business applications
Supports a strong mail system, POP3/IMAP4/Exchange, etc
Smart Dialer, contact grouping and group SMS messages management
Rich application store options, like SHOP4APPS and Tianyi space, etc2/3
Supports China Telecom’s 3G services (for example: 189 E-mail, Tianyi Video, Music, etc.)1/4
New Quickoffice®, diversified formats file browsing/editing, including Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF
Large 1880 mAh battery with power management providing longer battery life
Price and Availabily
MOTO XT882 will be available from authorized Motorola resellers and China Telecom’s stores across China in June 2011 at a suggested retail price of RMB 5,380 or various packages with China Telecom.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Motorola Mobility Technologies (China) Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, Inc.