Motorola XT860 4G

Having been rumored for a while, Bell today has finally made the news official. They will indeed be bringing the Motorola XT860 4G to Canada. Most will know the device from its more commonly used name -- the Motorola Droid 3 but since Verizon has a lock on the Droid name, it can't be used. No pricing details have been revealed and the only time frame given is "this summer" however -- previous rumors suggest an August launch date for the device.

Source: CNW

Motorola Mobility Canada Introduces Motorola XT860 4G: World's Thinnest QWERTY Slider Smartphone

Thin, fast, strong - Motorola XT860 4G offers unprecedented mobile power to Canadians

TORONTO, July 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Setting a new standard for superphones, Motorola Mobility Canada Ltd. introduces the Android™-powered Motorola XT860 4G, available soon exclusively at Bell Mobility. The mobile powerhouse delivers uncompromising web, email and media content to Canadians and will be Bell's first superphone equipped with a full slide-out keyboard. The individuals using this device will become digital trailblazers, channeling the strengths of the device to power through their day.

Among the many strengths of Motorola XT860 4G is the device's dual-core 1GHz processor, enabling users to simultaneously run apps, stream media, talk, email and surf the web, all without delay. A permanent number row on the top of the thin QWERTY keypad lets users type and text faster and more accurately without the need to always hit the 'ALT' button. And with a brilliant 4.0-inch qHD touchscreen display, Motorola XT860 showcases clearer photos, Web pages and video content.

"The Motorola XT860 4G is the superphone for the superhuman task of balancing our personal and business lives," said David Petrou, sales director, Motorola Mobility Canada. "With a dual core processor, ultra-efficient 5th row QWERTY and powerful multimedia features, you're up to the challenge."

"Bell has established itself as Canada's superphone destination and we're excited to add the Motorola XT860 4G - our first superphone with a full keyboard - to our already impressive portfolio of these powerful devices," said Tony Grewal, Director of Products at Bell Mobility. "On Canada's best network, the XT860 will offer a range of benefits for both business and consumer customers."

Marvel at Mind-Blowing Media Content
Motorola XT860 4G offers loads of features for extraordinary entertainment and functionality. Users have the benefit of Adobe Flash 10, allowing them to stream web content, videos and games on the most popular video player available today. The XT860 4G features a front-facing camera to video chat with friends, family and coworkers whether with Wi-Fi or a HSPA+ connection. All of this is delivered on a generous and brilliant 4.0-inch qHD display. Connect Motorola XT860 4G to other media devices - such as computers and televisions - with plug and play technology, via DLNA or HDMI, to enjoy multimedia on multiple screens with mirror mode.

Motorola XT860 4G comes with Connected Music Player, a personal music dashboard powered by TuneWiki, allowing users to stream music from  the Web, including podcasts, Web radio or other web-based streaming content. Also, while songs are playing, lyrics are streamed so users can sing along without missing a beat.

Discover and Connect While On-the-Go

With Motorola XT860 4G, individuals can stay informed of up-to-the-minute events, bargains, restaurants and other opportunities that are in their vicinity and match their preferences. Using Motorola's Social Location technology, local information is compiled from thousands of the Internet's most powerful websites, and then filtered based on context and past behavior before it is pushed out to the device enabling people to explore new shops and restaurants, find friends who are in the same area, and call for reservations or tickets with the click of a single button. Information filters are updated based on response, and relevant data is only sent to the user when he or she is looking for it, without being intrusive.

Motorola XT860 4G leverages smart docking technology, offering tailored experiences based on home, office, bedroom or car dock settings. As users transition environments throughout the day, Motorola XT860 4G adapts its features automatically based on the dock it's connected to and pre-defined settings. For example, when a user connects his or her Motorola XT860 4G into a dock in the bedroom, the device automatically adjusts to pre-defined settings, such as a lower screen brightness, alarm clock and homescreen news updates. When moved from the bedroom dock to the car dock, Motorola XT860 4G can automatically display GPS navigation and stream a pre-selected morning radio program, giving users the experience they desire as they transition throughout the day.

Built for Fun but Ready for Business
Motorola XT860 4G empowers users to manage business instantly, intuitively and securely. Never be out of the know with work issues by keeping up with corporate email sent directly to the device. Users can keep track of their schedule through a full calendar and they have the ability to see if colleagues are busy and initiate new meetings. Users can download, review and edit documents, presentations or spreadsheets with a pre-loaded Quick Office. Also, with the built in Citrix Receiver application, business users benefit from simple, secure access to business applications, desktops, and IT services. The large 4.0-inch qHD display makes it easy to see the document with little scrolling or panning. Additionally, the five-row QWERTY keypad makes it easy to quickly type up responses to emails, and there's no need to wonder if the IT department will approve Motorola XT8604G, as the device is fully business ready with security, password protection and encryption requirements.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • A dual-core 1GHz processor capable of opening web pages and rendering games fast, and displaying HD video on big-screen TVs
  • Runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the mobile platform from Google
  • 4.0-inch qHD display, offering high resolution and 24-bit color, making it easier to read indoors and outdoors and perfect for watching popular live and on-demand content on Bell Mobile TV
  • Combined five-row QWERTY and touchscreen keypad for faster and easier typing and texting
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, 1080p video-capable
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video chat
  • Up to 32GB of storage (16GB internal) - enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
  • Social Location delivers location-based content to users based on relevancy and preferences
  • Connected Music Player is a personal music dashboard powered by TuneWiki
  • Access to Google™ Mobile Services (Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and Navigation, Google Talk™, and Browsing)
  • Comprehensive business features, including: GA Lookup for eMail & Calendar access; remote document access (QuickOffice); and complex security, password and data encryption


Availability
Motorola XT860 4G will be available exclusively to Bell Mobility clients this summer. For more information visit Motorola.ca.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) 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, please visit: www.motorola.com/mobility.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. 4G refers to Bell's next generation wireless network.  See http://best.bell.ca/en/fastest/ for details.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.  Android, Google, Google Maps and Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc.  All rights reserved.

 
There are 7 comments

El Jefe says:

So theirs is 4G & the US version isn't?

Just because they slapped a 4G on the end of the name, doesn't mean anything. It could be the HSUPA+ radio in this thing. It would have needed an LTE radio to work on VZW and that would have made the phone a little fatter than what it is.

640k says:

also confused on the 4G label. odd they would do that.

Bla1ze says:

Why? AT&T does it on every device they've put out for the past while. HSUPA+ = 4G *rolls eyes*

hansonator says:

Ya, Bell has been doing the same thing eh. Galaxy S 4G, Sensation 4G, Atrix 4G ect..

Still, the GS2 is compatible with the 21Mbs HSPA+. How fast is Verizon's LTE right now?

Kinda funny though that they have been rolling out the 42Mbit HSPA+, it's available here, but I kinda doubt we'll see phones for that, most likely LTE will be up and running by years end. Also, you know the coverage will dwarf that of Rogers, wouldn't be surprised if it's almost half of the current HSPA coverage when it goes live.

OT. Glad to see more and more high end Androids coming to Bell and the other carriers up here, I used to be jealous of the US, not any more. :)

josuearisty says:

I hope the price dont be too high!

VDub2174 says:

That's a sexy phone! I miss having a slider :(