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Motorola announces budget mobile

Motorola Mobility has unveiled a new slim-lined low-cost handset in the Motorola Fire XT, due to arrive in Autumn this year.

The Fire XT ships in a sleek 11.95mm thin case, whilst measuring 114mm in height and 62mm wide, with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen display and an 800MHz processor.

This mobile phone has dual cameras for vivid video capture, where the back-facing 5 megapixel variant has auto-focus and a flash that allows video to be recording – along with being instantly shared from the preinstalled Qik Video Connect application.

The same app can be used for video chatting on the front-facing VGA camera, where typing and texting is reportedly fast from the touch screen keyboard for use with a range of social networking sites.

Motorola’s Fire XT has the latest version of Android, in ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 with the Moto Switch user interface that can alternate between work and non-work modes.

The Motorola handset also has a best-in-class battery life, with eight hours talk time or 28 days of standby in a 3G mode.

No prices have been released as yet for the Motorola XT531, nor have any mobile phone networks laid claim to the handset but it’s due to arrive this fall and with a possible dual-SIM version on the way.

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