South Korea gets first Android phone, the MotoRoi

Like the Motorola Milestone launched in Europe, this handset has a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen that supports multitouch. A big difference is the absence of a physical keypad.

MotoRoi
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Editor's note: Motorola has since confirmed worldwide availability of the MotoRoi, but has yet to reveal any dates or countries.

Motorola on Monday announced the MotoRoi, its first Android-based smartphone for the South Korean market. Like the Motorola Milestone ( Droid in the U.S. ) launched in Europe, this handset has a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen that supports multitouch. A big difference is the absence of a physical keypad. It also has an improved camera that shoots 8-megapixel still images as well as 720p-resolution videos--an important feature for Koreans as they are accustomed to highly spec'ed cameras on mobile phones.

The Android 2.0 MotoRoi will be sold by SK Telecom in Korea. Motorola said the smartphone will be "available in Q1 in selected markets," but was unable to comment on which specific countries aside from Korea. We'll just have to wait and see how the company plays its cards when it eventually comes back to ply its mobile phone trade in Asia Pacific.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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