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Moto Launches New Ming Phones for China

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 7:52am
Andrew Berg

Motorola Monday launched three new Ming series Android smartphones for China Telcom, China Unicom and China Mobile. The phones include the MT810 for China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 for China Telecom's CDMA-2000 network, and the A1680 for China Unicom's WCDMA network.

"With MING we've combined our engineering expertise with a deep understanding of how people in China use their devices to create powerful, user-friendly smartphones that 'feel just right' and will bring great mobile experiences to our customers here," said Mr. Frank Meng, corporate vice president and president, Greater China, Motorola Mobility, in a statement.

Motorola is pitching the new phones as "designed in China for Chinese people." The Ming series was first launched in 2006 and have since sold more than five million devices across China.

The MT810 is being jointly launched with China Mobile and China Mobile's OPhone OS 2.0 implementation of Android. The MT810 has a dual-touch system in which the 3.2-inch display is a resistive touchscreen perfect for stylus or finger input and the transparent cover is a second capacitive touchscreen that offers full finger touch functionality even when the phone is closed.

The XT806 is an Internet-connected powerhouse built on Android 2.1 and offered by Motorola for China Telecom has a transparent flip design and a 3.2-inch screen with a 300dpi display, GPS navigation services and 720p HD video capture and playback.

Finally the A1680 features a 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen and supports China Unicom's WCDMA network, as well as WAPI and Wi-Fi high-speed connectivity. Motorola perfected its intelligent handwriting recognition software for the A1680. The A1680 also has a 5MP camera and GPS navigation services.

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