Motorola’s 6 new Android phones: Droid Pro, Citrus, Spice, Flipside, Flipout & Bravo.


Motorola has unveiled six new Android phones, hoping to continue its success on the platform. With these six, Motorola has overshot its promise of delivering 10 Android handsets by the end of 2010, if you include the Charm, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Devour, BackFlip and Defy. This also means that if Motorola starts paying Microsoft for each Android phone sold, as HTC is forced to do with the recently signed licensing agreement, it might regret its love for the platform it currently endorses wholeheartedly.

None of the prices for the six phones have been announced yet, but as for availability, they are all going to be hitting U.S. carriers (with the exception of the Motorola Spice) in Q4 2010. The Citrus, Bravo and Spice phones are lower-end Android 2.1 smartphones, aiming to offer wide functionality at an affordable price point. Let us take a look at them, along with the Droid Pro, FlipSide and FlipOut phones:

DROID PRO:

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Motorola introduced this phone last evening at an event in San Francisco, integrating the Android 2.2 Froyo platform with a BlackBerry QWERTY form factor. Sure to raise a lot of eyebrows and evidently part of a move to take on the premier business phone manufacturer – RIM – the Motorola Droid Pro QWERTY phone also sports a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen. Continuing the business trend, the phone will also give its users the ability to read/edit Microsoft Office documents, and, remote wiping of data onboard and on the memory card. The ability to track changes in Office documents is missing though…Motorola also announced that they will soon be rolling out a new feature that will allow users to encrypt the data on their phone as well.

Providing support for businessmen (and women) on the move, the phone has radios for both CDMA, GSM, and their 3G variants.

Motorola Citrus

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A full-touch phone, the Motorola Citrus candybar features Android 2.1 with the Motoblur skin/customization. The phone also features the Motorola’s unique control interface, the BackTrack, which allows users to scroll and navigate with a touch sensitive tracker on the backside of the phone, without obstructing the screen. The phone features Bing Search and Maps as the default, and, will also give its users an eco-friendly feel good factor with the claim that it is manufactured with 25 percent recycled plastic, and contains no PVC or BFR.

Motorola Bravo

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Like the Citrus, the Motorola Bravo is a full-touch phone with Android 2.1 and MotoBlur. It has a much slightly larger screen at 3.7-inches, and, can display up to 16M colours. Featuring Wi-Fi with DLNA, the Motorola Bravo sports 512MB RAM, and a 3.2MP autofocus camera. With its large screen, it will be ideal for media consumption, as well as web-browsing, though full Flash support is not available with Éclair.

Motorola Spice

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Developed entirely by the Motorola Brazil team, this low-cost Android 2.1 phone features a vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard, and also gives its users the BackTrack control interface, just like the Citrus. Touting a 3MP camera, 3-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen, and some solid battery life, the Motorola Spice is all set to be a killer inexpensive messaging/social networking phone with access to the Android Market. The phone will be launched first in Latin America before making its way to the rest of the world. Another major feature of the device is called ‘Flashback’, a native application that collates your calls, messages and photos in chronological order.

Motorola Flipout

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Certainly unconventional, the Motorola Flipout features a swivelling five-row QWERTY keypad and a just as unconventional square form factor. Running on Android 2.1 with the MotoBlur skin, the Flipout has a 2.8-inch screen, 512MB RAM, and a 600MHz processor.

Motorola Flipside


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Not too unlike its namesake, the Flipout, the Flipside will feature a more conventional horizontal sliding QWERTY keyboard with a 3.1-inch screen, and will also run on Android 2.1 with the MotoBlur skin. With 256MB RAM, the phone might not be as snappy as the Flipout, but will probably cheaper as well.

Model
Flipside
Flipout
Spice
Bravo
Citrus
Droid Pro
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 /
1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and CDMA EVDO Rev A 800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 1900
HSDPA 900 / 2100 or 850 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 1900
CDMA2000
1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 and WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Dimensions
109.5 x 57.5 x 15 mm
67 x 67 x 17 mm, 76 cc
97 x 61 x 16.8 mm, 87.5 cc
109.5 x 63 x 13.3 mm, 77.3 cc
104 x 59 x
15 mm, 92 cc
119 x 61 x 11.7 mm
Weight
145 g
120 g
145 g
122 g
110 g
134 g
Display
3.1 inches, 320 x 480 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours
2.8 inches, 320 x 480 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours
3 inches, 240 x 320 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours
3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours,
3 inches, 240 x 320 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
3.1 inches, 320 x 480 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours
Camera
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels; video 352 x 288 @ 26-30 fps
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash; video at D1 (720×480 pixels)
Memory
256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
512 MB RAM
256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
512MB RAM
Storage
150 MB internal, microSD expandability up to 32GB, 2GB included
150 MB internal, microSD expandability up to 32GB, 2GB included
internal unknown, microSD expandability up to 32GB, 2GB included
Internal unknown, microSD expandability up to 32GB, 2GB included
100 MB internal, microSD expandability
up to 32GB, 2GB included
2GB internal, microSD expandability
up to 32GB, 2GB included
CPU
TI OMAP3410 600MHz processor
1GHz OMAP 3620
OS
Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
Android OS,
v2.1 (Eclair)
Android OS,
v2.2 (Froyo)
GPRS
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
No
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE
Class 12
Class 12
Class 12
Class 12
No
Class 12
3G
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps
HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Rev. 0, up to 153.2 Kbps
HSDPA 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz), DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, microUSB 2.0
Audio support
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; FM radio; MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ formats
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; stereo FM radio with RDS; MP3/WAV/eAAC+ formats
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; FM radio; MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ formats
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; stereo FM radio with RDS; MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ formats
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; FM radio; MP3/WAV/ WMA/AAC+ formats
3.5 mm audio jack; speaker phone; FM radio; MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ formats
Video support
MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 formats
MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263/XviD formats
MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 formats
MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 formats
MP4/WMV/ H.263/H.264
formats
MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 formats
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Java
Via third party application
Via third party application
Via third party application
Via third party application
Via third party application
Via third party application
Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1170 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1130 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1170 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1540 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1420 mAh
Stand-by
Up to 288 h (2G) / Up to 288 h (3G)
Up to 365 h (2G) / Up to 380 h (3G)
Up to 230 h
Up to 240 h
Up to 300 h
Up to 320 hrs WCDMA /
Up to 320 hrs GSM
Talk time
Up to 7 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 20 min (3G)
Up to 6 h (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 7 h
Up to 6 h 50 min
Up to 6 h 20
min
Up to 420 min WCDMA /
Up to 430 min GSM
Colours
Black
White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice, Saffron
Black
Black
Black
Black, White
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