The smartphone is already available through online merchant sites like Letsbuy.com and Flipkart.com for close to Rs 9,000. At this price, the phone looks a very attractive buy given its features.
The phone comes with a full Qwerty keypad and a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen. This is one of the largest touchscreen for a phone with keypad in a bar phone design which adds a lot of appeal to the phone.
Motorola has two other touch and Qwerty phone in its kitty – Charm and Flipout. Both the devices are based on Android 2.1 version which is very old now.
The Motorola Fire is based on the latest Android 2.3 version (Gingerbread), which is optimised for better user interface, and support for Indian languages like Hindi.
The 600 MHz processor though not very powerful is acceptable for a device in this price range. Other standard features for an Android phone like 3G (speed of up to 7.2 Mbps), WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS are all present.
The camera duty is performed by a 3 Megapixel snapper, which is a fixed focus unit without flash. The phone supports external memory of up to 32 GB, and is powered by a 1420 mAh battery, which according to the company gives a 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours in ideal conditions.