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 (opens in new tab) via Twitter]
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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