Motorola recently introduced its new Motorola FIRE XT316 QWERTY Smartphone that will be released in China and Hong Kong but will be known as the Motorola SPICE when it hits the Latin America market. The Motorola FIRE gets the candy-bar form factor and a design that looks similar to that of the Pixi and Pixi Plus from Palm, it comes equipped with a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, there is a 4-row QWERTY Keyboard and a few tools for on-the-go productivity such as emailing, texting and browsing the Web.
The Motorola FIRE runs the Android Froyo 2.2 OS with the Moto Switch user interface which allows the users to switch to a more friends-centric mode for a more fun experience, there is a 3-megapixel camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, A-GPS support, an FM Radio with RDS and a microSD card slot for expanding the device’s built-in storage capacity. It also packs extra functions such as a E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, LED notification and a battery life that offers up to 8 hours of talk time and up 30 days of standby time.
The Motorola FIRE XT316 will be shipped with the Android Froyo 2.2 OS which will be upgradeable to Gingerbread 2.3 but it will be re-branded as the Motorola SPICE Key with the Gingerbread 2.3 Android OS when it hits the Latin American Market.