That little bitty phone you see in that big meaty paw is the new Motorola Charm from T-Mobile. The form factor is a first for Android, and one many of us (myself included) have been looking forward to. While it may not be running the latest and greatest hardware, and many would say that MotoBlur hinders it, I'm going to go forward and be optomistic about what it can, and does bring to the table.
Under the hood the Charm betrays it's tiny outsides. Android 2.1 (with MotoBlur), a 600 MHz OMAP processor, 512 MB of ROM and RAM, and all the connectivity you'd expect -- Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and a 1700/2100 GSM radio for T-Mobile 3G. The real sore spot is the screen. At 2.8 inches,, and 320x240 resolution, you might have trouble using this as you would a 'standard' Android phone. The rear mounted track pad (TrackBack) and full qwerty help out. A lot. I'll be sure to put it to the test for a bit and we'll see just how it measures up after. For now, enjoy the video after the break.
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