Motorola Introduces MOTOROI for Korea, Comes in Android 2.0

“Motorola today announced its new MOTOROI, an Android smartphone running with Android 2.0 and would be available in Korea. Designed to take full advantage of the power of Android 2.0, MotoROI gives you a full touch screen with a huge 3.7 inch, high-definition WVGA (480X854) display, making it easier than ever to view full page websites, videos, games, or photos. The display uses a powerful combination of Motorola’s touch user interface (UI) and a capacitive touch sensor for smooth screen flipping and scrolling, and five main displays let you customize your MotoROI with various widgets. The MotoROI also includes an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. The camera model is able to do 720p HD video recording and includes easy panorama, face detection, multi-shot (6 shots in a row), face filter, red eye reduction and camera shake prevention. Other than a built in Terrestrial DMB receiver to watch digital TV channel, the smartphone’s HDMI connector will allow you to play your media content with your TV for better viewing.
Other features includes:

  • 3.5mm ear jack: Listen to music through connecting your favorite head phones
  • Storage up to 8GB3 and Micro SD support up to 32GB
  • Unique docking station: Enjoy movies by setting the phone on the docking station designed exclusively for the MOTOROI™, or use the phone as table clock or digital frame
  • Pinch to zoom in and out lets you enlarge or reduce the size of web pages with ease
  • MOTOROI offers five distinct text-input methods, including a 3X4 keypad, full QWERTY, half QWERTY, hand writing and writing pad
  • Optical Character Recognition: Optical dictionary that translates immediately through quick scanning, business card reader which recognizes contact information on business cards and automatically stores information to your phonebook; and document reader which easily scrap books or articles to your phone as text files” via

LG to Release Their 1st Android Handset in UK

“There is an old saying ‘better late than never’, but in the case of the LG GW620 that doesn;t seem to hold up. The GW620 is LG’s first entry into the UK Android amrket and to be frank it’s unlikely to wow many people. The handset runs Android 1.5, has a resistive touchscreen and seems about a year behind the curve. Given how fast Android has been progressing and the current range of Android handsets, not to say anything of the upcoming range like Sony Ericsson’s X10, the GW620, or InTouch Max to use its market name, is unliekly to be seen as anything other than an ‘also ran’. Of course it’s good to see LG releasing Android handsets, but apart from those who haven’t got a clue about Android it’s hard to see who this particular handset will appeal to. At any rate it should be available on T-Mobile and a contract of around £20/month will probably get you the device free.” via

Samsung Apps Now Available in Singapore, Germany, Brazil & China

Samsung today announced the expansion of its application store, Samsung Apps. From late January 2010 Samsung Apps will be available to Omnia II (I8000) and OmniaLITE (B7300, I329) users in Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China. Users will benefit from immediate one-click access to a huge range of applications from games and social networking apps and even e-books.“Beginning with the global expansion of Samsung Apps, Samsung will make its application store available to owners of its upcoming flagship models. Our goal is to help everyone to enjoy rich, personalized mobile experiences, wherever and whenever they wish,” said Kanghyun Kwon, Vice President of Samsung’s Media Solution Center. “To help customers get the best out of their Omnia devices, we are carefully categorising our applications and services, making them accessible, easily searchable, and always relevant to you.”Applications such as Guitar Hero (Mobile Bus), Spiderman (Gameloft), Need for Speed (EA) and skin (Prompt) will all be available at launch, with more applications from a range of leading third-party publishers added throughout the year.Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Handmark, CrazySoft Limited, Paragon SW, Com2us, and Shazam are among those working with Samsung to develop Samsung Apps. In addition, local language-based applications will be provided to enhance usability.Users in Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China can download the Samsung Apps client from through wap. From mid-February, products in Singapore and Germany will be shipped with the Application Store pre-installed; these customers will also be able to take advantage of Kies – a new software suite that allows users to search and download applications directly from PCs. The applications are then installed onto a mobile device when synced with a PC, providing instant back up and peace of mind for application downloads. The availability and launch-timing of the service may vary depending on service provider and country. via