Today Motorola has offered up a new budget Android device for the UK in the form of the MOTOSMART. The specs of the device are certainly nothing to get excited about -- this one is all about the cost. Due for release at the end of July, T-Mobile will be selling the MOTOSMART on contract for just £7 per month. Carphone Warehouse will also stock the device and you can pick it up on pay-as-you-go for a mere £89.99.
The MOTOSMART sports a 3.5' display, a 3 megapixel camera and runs Android 2.3. Everything else is pretty much as you would expect. Moto's not saying what's powering the device.
The new handset is clearly designed for the budget market, and coming in at that price, it does undercut Huawei' Ascend G 300 by a few pounds.
If you can handle the MOTOBLUR user interface then you may grab yourself a bargain.
You can find the full press release from Motorola below.
BASINGSTOKE, UK – July 10, 2012 – Ditch the complications. MOTOSMART™ is the latest Android™-powered smartphone for the UK from Motorola Mobility. It, is slick, thin, and gives you one-touch access to your top contacts, favourite apps, music and more. MOTOSMART is expected to be available in the UK from T-Mobile and Carphone Warehouse.
Organisation is the key to a stress-free life. And with MOTOSMART, you can streamline and simplify your day. For instance, the phone comes with the latest version of MotoSwitch – software that learns which songs you love, who you talk to most and which apps you use throughout your day. All of this information is then saved right on your home screen. So you won’t waste time searching through long lists of contacts, music and apps ever again.
For those who are always on the go, connect to your email and the Internet with built-in Wi-Fi. Or access maps and step-by-step navigation as you scoot around town using the phone’s GPS.
Worried about getting stuck in a rainstorm? With Motorola MOTOSMART, you can stay ahead of the weather by checking out vivid forecasts directly on the phone’s 3.5-inch display. You’ll almost feel thunder tremble from your phone.
Leave your camera at home and take photos of your friends, family or gorgeous sunsets with the Motorola MOTOSMART’s 3-megapixel camera. Then, in just a few easy steps, you can post photos of your adventures to your favorite social media sites. In addition, the music app allows you to discover, share, and sync music to your PC seamlessly1.
And because MOTOSMART is an Android-powered smartphone, you can access over 500,000 apps on Google Play™ to help streamline your day (like calendars or budgeting tools) or apps that entertain (like books, games and even the latest movies).
“Simply put, MOTOSMART makes life easier,” said Victoria McManus, marketing director, UK & Nordics, Motorola Mobility. “You don’t have to worry about complicated settings and hard-to-follow instructions. Just turn this smartphone on and get instant access to the people and things in your life that matter most.”
Availability and pricing
MOTOSMART is expected to be available from T-Mobile from the end of July at £7 per month on contract; as well as from Carphone Warehouse from beginning of August from £89.99 on pay as you go and also on contract.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.