Motorola is expected to announce a mid-range Motorola Fire XT with Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread sometime this week. It was just yesterday we reported that another entry level handset Motorola Fire will also be announced officially. Both handsets are already available for purchases to online retail channels where approximate cost of Motorola Fire is Rs 9,200 and Motorola Fire XT is Rs 12,990.
The lucrative entry-level segment is slowly getting crowded with several Android based handsets being launched around the price of Rs 10,000 and these handsets are packed with good hardware. The Motorola Fire XT is the XT531 handset that was formally announced last month.
Branded as Motorola Fire XT, this mid-range handset comes with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with HVGA (480×320) pixel resolution. With mere 11.95mm thickness, the Fire XT handset houses as an 800MHz processor with 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM. That’s decent enough hardware for mid-range device but the resolution might be a hindrance.
Fire XT will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread update and may run the new Moto Switch user interface that allows switching between the previously set up modes. This handset will support 3G Networks and also offers Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.
Featuring a 5 megapixel camera at the back, this handset also has a VGA camera in the front for video calling. Other features of this handset include FM Radio with RDS, e-Compass, A-GPS, and 3.5mm audio port.
Motorola packs a 1540 mAh battery in Fire XT that offers up to eight hours of talk time in 3G mode. The new Fire XT will compete with Wildfire S, Galaxy Ace, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, HTC ChaCha, and couple of other Android phones.