American phonemaker Motorola has announced the launch of cheap and cheerful Motosmart Android phone for the UK market.
The fans of Motorola will be however disappointed to know that the phone runs the old Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM727 processor. The phone sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with a low resolution of 480×320.
The phone’s rear houses a 3MP camera without flash and lacks a front-facing video camera for video calling. A poor 156MB of internal memory dampens the excitement further and a standard support for 32GB of microSD storage doesn’t leverage the ageing features of the phone.
The hardware is packed around on the Motorola’s Motoswitch software with a 1400mAh battery to power the device. The only justification of the phone is the price tag of £79.99 pay as you go.
Motorola said, “The phone comes with Motorola’s new interface that learns who you talk to most and which apps you use throughout your day. All of this information is then saved right on your home screen.”
The Motorola Motosmart will be available later this month in the UK for prices as low as £7 on monthly contracts. The phone will be available through Carphone Warehouse and T-mobile.
It is really annoying to see Motorola launch such pre-historic phones in the UK which has become one of the biggest smartphone markets. However, will a phone with ageing features and an age-old operating system in today’s smartphone-dominated market attract any buyers?