Motorola Quench: Android touchscreen phone takes MWC's silly name award

Motorola is stinking up Mobile World Congress with the worst name for a phone since the Krzr. It's not all bad though: the Quench is a touchscreen Android phone with Motoblur

What's that stench? Is it a French trench? Or a drenched wench? No, it's Motorola, stinking up Mobile World Congress with the worst name for a phone since the Krzr. It's not all bad though: the Motorola Quench is a touchscreen Android phone with Motoblur, the social-networking savvy UI we first saw on the admirable Dext .

The Quench is a durable-looking little fellow with a 78mm (3.1-inch), 320x480-pixel touchscreen. It'll ship with Android version 1.5, rather than the Dext's 2.0 or the Nexus One 's 2.1, but an upgrade's always a possibility. 

It's packing a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and an LED flash, and it can capture 480x320-pixel video. Your mini opuses will be stored to microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity. HSDPA and Wi-Fi means you'll be able to keep up to date with your chums' online shenanigans wherever you go.

The Quench will be available in the UK this spring, with prices and networks to be announced. Hopefully we'll be able to give it a good clench this week and bring you some hands-on pics.

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