This might just be the biggest thing to hit India in a while - reports suggest Motorola is looking to launch a dual SIM Android phone in India soon, capitalizing on two or three of the biggest trends in the Indian mobile market today.
Update: No longer a rumour, the Motorola XT800 or Glam has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 31,999. Specifications listed earlier remain much the same, including a 3.7-inch (480x854 pixel resolution) capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, Android 2.1, CDMA-GSM dual SIM support, 3G 1xEV-DO Rev.A and GPS connectivity, 5MP camera with dual-LED flash, 1GB internal storage expandable to 32GB, 550MHz processor, 512MB RAM, stereo FM with RDS, and a 1390 mAh battery with about 5 hours 40 minutes of talk time and 100 hours of standby time.
We're quite shocked at the price though - For that price Motorola ought to have squeezed in a 800MHz processor at the least, if not a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The ability to view and edit Office documents straight out of the box is a definite plus though.
Original Article (17-01-11 19:18:19): This might just be the biggest thing to hit India in a while - reports suggest Motorola is looking to launch a 3G capable dual SIM Android phone in India soon, capitalizing on two or three of the biggest trends in the Indian mobile market today.
[RELATED_ARTICLE]Called the Motorola Glam (also known as the XT800), the phone supports the GSM-CDMA type of dual SIM operation, which isn't extremely ideal for those currently happy with their GSM-GSM type phones, but, will be good news for others who are looking to utilise GSM and CDMA connections separately for voice and data.
While the phone is not exactly new, and was launched with older versions of Android before, it is expected to arrive with Froyo in tow when in launches in India sometime next week. Other specifications include a 3.7 inch display, 550 Mhz processor, 256MB RAM, and a 5 MP camera with dual LED flash and autofocus, apart from GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity and a 1390 mAh battery.