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Motorola Fire budget Android smartie coming soon to UK

Motorola Fire budget Android smartie coming soon to UK

Motorola is set to release a new Android smartphone in the UK dubbed ‘Fire’, in a bid to reignite demand for budget Android blowers.

Marketed as the Motorola XT316 or Motorola Spice in other territories, the Fire is a slick, candy bar-shaped kit that teams a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard. At first glance, it’s not a thousand miles off from the ill-fated Palm Pixi.

Elsewhere, it sports a three-megapixel camera (sans flash, unfortunately), plus 512MB of storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB via a microSD card, a 3.5mm headset jack and FM radio for on-the-move tuneage.

Wi-Fi is also on board, so streaming and downloading content should be a breeze.

As is to be expected from a cheap phone, it’ll run on the slightly dated Android 2.2, aka Froyo, iteration of Google’s OS at launch, powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. However, Motorola has confirmed that an upgrade to Android 2.3 – i.e. Gingerbread, will be made available in autumn.

Pricing or release details have yet to be announced, but stay tuned for these to be revealed shortly.

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