T-Mobile confirms Charm release date

T-Mobile has confirmed via Twitter that the Motorola Charm will be available on August 25.  We were pretty sure this was the date, as we saw a leaked T-Mobile document a few weeks back with the same date, but it's always nice to get confirmation from the carrier instead of riding the coattails of a rumor. We also have pricing: $75 after the usual contract and rebate stuff.

While the Charm doesn't necessarily qualify as a superphone high-end smartphone, it does carry a very interesting form factor, especially for users who are textaholics.  Yes, I mean you (and me) ex-BlackBerry users.  The bar style with a decent looking QWERTY should appeal to many, and the rear trackpad is one gimmick that I'm in love with.  Anyone picking one of these up? [T-Mobile via Twitter]

 
There are 5 comments

detroit313 says:

They're selling already in Michigan. I saw 2 colors, purpleish & bronzeish. Not a bad looking phone if you like the BB style'd qwerty.

bustafone says:

I was pretty stoked about this phone until 2 hours ago when I played with it at a T-Mobile store. What a disappointment!

It is way too short, and it feels cheap

They should pay folks to take this POS home.IMHO.

chief113 says:

Who cares?

mgj09 says:

chief113 - I care and I'm sure there are more people out there who will as well. I'm a current Blackberry user that wants this form factor in Android. Had G1, and Nexus One...I want a keyboard. And frankly, the folks that keep saying this phone is for "teens" are forgetting that there are plenty of adults (like myself - 30 year old male) that want a qwerty portrait keyboard.

I'm not a texting teen, I'm an adult that prefers the portrait qwerty since I send many emails each day.

I don't need a 4.3" screen or a 1GHz processor to have a "good" phone.

To each his own...I'll be getting one.

jjperez1920 says:

You can't be to hard on a phone like this simply because its on T-Mobile they are putting out the perfect phone for people with young kids going to school this should satisfy anybody teen look to get a knew go back to school text device. I'd buy one for my son if he were old enough. Simply because its a blackberry style android devices. You can't knock T-Mobile for this phone its perfect with their family plans.