Motokey Social

Apparently unconvinced by that other Facebook phone that such as beast isn't really desired, Motorola and Canadian carrier TELUS today anonounced the Motokey Social, with a 2.4-inch touchscreen and big black keyboard. You'll no doubt note the Facebook button in thie lower left, and it's also got five hom screens and two themes, all with links to Facebook.

Physically, it's 10mm thin, has a 3 MP camera and weighs 87 grams. It'll go for $89.99 startin Nov. 21 to TELUS prepaid customers.

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There are 18 comments

icebike says:

Seems a rather high starting price for a phone mobviously aimed at the 14 to 17 crowd.

Deegan says:

Spell check?

TimmyB says:

Are you kidding? I've been dying to have five hom screens!

silverfang77 says:

Cute phone. I like it.

Although I really don't think this one has a much better chance than the HTC Status did.

eahinrichsen says:

Anybody ever actually use a Status? I thought it worked pretty well, really. It just unfortunately filled a niche that apparently didn't exist.

TimmyB says:

Just bought one for my wife 17 days ago. She loves it. This is her first smartphone, after 3.5 years on a Palm Centro. She doesn't use any of the built-in Facebook features, but she insisted on a candy-bar phone with full qwerty keyboard, for texting and other purposes. Since I was switching to Android (from webOS), that really limited the choices. So far, however, this phone has been really, really good, and surprisingly fast. Not for a power-user, but for the entry-level crowd, a real nice phone.

2.4 in screen? That rivals the original razr right?
And what OS is that?

Emil Ghoting says:

seeing how the status didn't make much of a dent, this doesn't look to leave a mark either. especially with a rehash of the droid pro design.

mr.wizard says:

When the keyboard is bigger than the screen, there is something wrong

You would figure that the Android Facebook team would get their shit (app) together knowing that there's a dedicated Android phone for their service. The official Facebook app is horrendous!

I don't know what Moto was thinking here. The HTC Status was a complete flop. Maybe they thought Canadians would be into a phone of this stature?

Reminded of the Charm

This looks like an old Windows Mobile phone...

asdfasd2 says:

I don't think this is running android

Bullit says:

Hello 2009, where's your track ball?

CeluGeek says:

This thing isn't even a smartphone. Why is AndroidCentral covering it?

iPwn says:

No way is that an Android phone, and I doubt it's even a smartphone. Not particularly sure why there's a posting about this.

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Trip2265 says:

Looks dumb!