It’s been a rocky road for Motorola in recent years so the company is pinning a lot of hopes on its Android powered smartphone, the DEXT.
The QWERTY slider comes with a 5 megapixel camera with video, 3.1-inch, 320×480-pixel touchscreen, full HTML browser, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Micro SD card slot.
Orange UK has officially announced that it will be carrying the phone (the European version of the CLIQ), and will be unleashing it on the great British unwashed from early October.
Prices start from as little as nowt, nuppence and Jack Diddly Squat for those electing to commit to a 2-year contract with a monthly tariff of £34.26.
We’re not a fan of two year contracts – in fact, even 18 month jobs give us the heebeegeebees – but Orange’s deal isn’t that bad, with punters getting 900 minutes, unlimited texts, data and use of Orange Maps.
Orange is also making a big deal of the phone’s ‘Motoblur’ feature which claims to, “automatically organise and deliver your messages, your contacts and your favourite content – regardless of source – directly to your home screen in easy to manage streams.”
T3 Mag has posted an early, generally positive review which concludes:
…the DEXT is a rock-solid performer from the long-serving Motorola. The fast processor means jumping from widget to widget is smooth as you like, with only the odd touchscreen issue to slow you down, while the connectivity is second to none. Heavy social networkers armed with a Gmail log-in should definitely consider the DEXT. You’ll need to put in some hours to master the mass of options on offer but it at least feels worth the effort. When was the last time you could say that about a Motorola phone?
Read the full Orange press release