Motorola CHARM for T-Mobile USA official

July 7, 2010

    Motorola CHARM for T-Mobile USA

    Motorola this morning officially unveiled the CHARM, another MOTOBLUR device for T-Mobile USA. This time, however, the phone is running Android 2.1 and sports a new form factor.

    While Moto and T-Mobile have not announced pricing, and have only said that it is expected to be available “this summer,” we expect the phone to come in at a low price point for an Android smartphone due to its component selection. It features only a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution. That’s quite a step down from the 5 megapixel camera on the CLIQ, with its larger 320 x 480 pixel display.  If we’re lucky, we might see the CHARM as low as $50 on contract, but I expect that somewhere closer to $100 is more likely considering the CLIQ’s $149.99 current price tag.

    More photos and the full spec sheet are available after the jump.

    Specifications for the Motorola CHARM
    Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 1700/2100MHz
    Size 67.2mm x 98.4mm x 11.4 mm(2.64in x 3.87in x 0.44in)
    Weight 110g(3.88oz)
    Battery 1,170mAh
    Battery Life Up to 5 hours talk time (3G)
    Up to 13.91 days standby time (3G)
    Main Display 2.8-inch 320 x 240 pixel resolution
    Camera 3 megapixel
    Video Record/Playback
    Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
    Email IMAP4/POP3/SMTP/GMail
    Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
    Memory 2GB microSD card, microSD card slot up to 32GB
    Availability Summer 2010 (manufacturer estimate)
    Other aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Music player, aGPS