The ascent of Android continued this week when Motorola unveiled its first handset to use the Google-backed operating system.
Like the recently launched HTC Hero, Motorola’s DEXT handset eschews the dreary native look of Android for a custom interface, in the case of the DEXT Motorola’s in-house MOTOBLUR.
MOTOBLUR allows users to synch contacts, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and social networking sites.
“MOTOBLUR, which will be available on multiple Motorola Android-powered devices in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are instinctive, social and connected,” said Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager of Motorola Western Europe.
“Today’s mobile phone needs to be more than just ‘smart’. It needs to be social. The DEXT is such a phone, offering the ability to funnel your entire social life into a single stream.”
The DEXT features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, a full HTML browser, MicroSD card support up to 32GB and 24 frames per second video capture.
The handset will launch exclusively with Orange in the United Kingdom.