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Updated Motorola Motoroi UK-bound

Updated Motorola Motoroi UK-bound

Motorola is planning to launch its Motoroi smartphone in the UK, complete with a few tweaks to the internal hardware.

The Android-based Motoroi first reared its head in February at the Mobile World Congress and has since made its commercial debut in South Korea.

Now official word from the US manufacturer has confirmed that a modified version of the Motoroi will be seeing an international release.

Motorola has already modified the Motoroi and renamed it the XT701, giving it faster network connectivity whilst substituting the original's camera for a slightly weaker five megapixel alternative.

Whether it will be the XT701 or another variant of the Motoroi that hits the UK in the future is yet to be announced, but Motorola has told Pocket Lint that it would be bringing out at least one smartphone based on the basic principles of the Motoroi.

Some technical details have also been confirmed, with an eight megapixel camera making an appearance and the ability to record in 720p high definition also present and correct.

Internal components may differ from the standard Motoroi, but an HDMI output will be present for those wanting to view their captured clips on an HD-ready TV.

Motorola could be installing a speedier processor in the UK version of the Motoroi and Android fans will hope to see at least a 1GHz clock speed onboard.

The smartphone will come with version 2.1 of Android with the company's MotoBlur user interface overlaid, although it is likely to arrive after Android 2.2 is launched, so an update is close to a certainty in the future.

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