Optus adds third Moto Android to range

Optus has launched its third Motorola Android phone, and is keeping the price as low as it can go.

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in brief Australian telco, Optus, has today announced the third Android-powered Motorola-branded smartphone in its range, the Motorola Quench, and its intention of selling the phone at its lowest per month pricing tier.

Motorola Quench
The Motorola Quench (Credit: Motorola)

The Moto Quench is available exclusively through Optus for $0 upfront on an AU$19 per month Optus Social cap, over a 24-month commitment. The AU$19 Social Cap includes unlimited access to social networking features via the MotoBlur software installed on the phone, as well as AU$55 per month in credit to spend on national calls and messaging.

This latest Motorola touchscreen features almost identical specifications to the previously released Motorola Dext, minus the Dext's full-QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Both phones feature Motorola's MotoBlur social networking software, which aggregates a user's latest messages from popular social networks Facebook and Twitter onto the home screen of the phone as well as allowing users to update their status messages without launching a separate application.