Seeing as how none of us will be visiting Korea any time soon to try out Motorola’s first Android device in that market, we thought we’d check it out at Mobile World Congress. The Motoroi (XT720) was announced last month, with an impressive spec line: 3.6” WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, HDMI-out, TMB mobile TV, pinch-zooming, and Android 2.0. There was talk that the Motoroi would be coming to North America, but the folks I talked to around the booth predictably denied the possibility.
My impression was that the distinct lack of localization or customization would make it a reasonably easy switch to bring the Motoroi across the pond, but I won’t be holding my breath. The device itself was very solid and well-built, and the few extra features, like video editing and digital TV makes the Motoroi a solid choice for the media-hungry. I’m also pretty sure this is Motorola’s first phone with an 8 megapixel camera, which is something they should be trying to spread around the world as much as possible.