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New Motorola Fire Smartphone To Land Next Month

US based mobile giant Motorola has announced that it is going to launch its Fire smartphone in the UK sometime during the next month.

The Fire, which is considered by quite a few analysts as Motorola’s answer to the RIM BlackBerry, happens to be a budget smartphone powered by the Android OS. According to Motorola, the device has been designed especially keeping in mind users who want their phone to be equipped with both a touchscreen as well as a physical QWERTY keypad.

"We are excited about extending our growing smartphone range in UK, and Motorola FIRE opens up new possibilities in the smartphone market. The device's stylish design and its exciting and versatile social media applications will wow younger, tech-loving users in particular,” said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director at Motorola Mobility, The Inquirer reports.

The Fire brings along with it a 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen, and is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is also equipped with Motorola’s proprietary Switch user interface which enables a user to switch between play and work modes.

Another interesting aspect of the product is its extended battery life of 8 hours talktime, and upto 30 hours when on the standby mode.