Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MOTOROI Coming to Korea with Android 2.0

Motorola is pushing their Android efforts into Korea after making something of a splash in North America with the droid. The motoroi is a touchscreen slate with 3.6” WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, HDMI-out, TMB mobile TV, pinch-zooming, and Android 2.1. It doesn’t look like blur is on there, or any other real significant custom work on the user interface, but the motoroi does include an OCR app to translate business cards to address book entries and a docking station.

Android is widely recognized as the most exciting mobile platform in part because of its unequaled openness. Anyone can develop Android applications and make them available through Android Market, and you can download them on MOTOROI™.

There are still rumblings that a little something codenamed Shadow or Mirage will be coming to Asia, boasting an even bigger screen, but until (if) that pans out, the motoroi will remain the king of the Android hill, so to speak. For those interested and in the area, SK Telecom will begin offering the motoroi starting early February. Now, who do have to talk to at Motorola to get them to fix their damned caps lock key?