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T-Mobile confirms Motorola Charm for Aug. 25 release for a mere $75

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]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on 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.
  • Who cares?
  • 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.