Video: Hands-On with the Motorola Motoroi

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.

  • Zdaxxy

    Gimme! Gimme! This is what the DROID should have been in the first place. Replace that overseas TMB Tuner with the US version and you have a winner! I hear the Motoroi uses the same docks as the droid to auto-sense what it has been snapped in to so it automatically goes in to alarm-clock mode or navigation mode. No stupid hardware keyboard taking up space. 720HD recording and output to TV is also a winner. Its a multi-device that also makes calls, not a phone with some extras! YES! Only thing is the 8gig program RAM being replaced to 512m for the US release, WTF is up with that? Is there something with the US that wont allow for more then 512m?? Seems to be plaguing all the android devices. Another hands in someones pocket I guess.

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