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Motorola goes Android crazy: Announces five new handsets

Motorola has unleashed a plethora of new Android handsets on US trade show CTIA. There’s no word from Motorola on whether or not any or all of these devices are going to make it across the pond to our own fair shores so don’t get too excited.

But we’re pretty interested in Motorola’s new Backtrack tool – it’s a touchpanel on the back of the handset which you can use to scroll through menus and websites without getting your greasy paw prints all over the screen.

Here’s what the Yanks, at least, can look forward to:

Motorola Citrus (right) – with a capacitive touchscreen and web browser, the really interesting thing about the Citrus is BACKTRACK, a touchpanel on the back of the handset which you can use to scroll through menus and websites without having to get your greasy paw prints all over the screen.

Motorola Spice – With a full Qwerty keyboard, the Spice also has a “large” capacitive touchscreen and the Backtrack rear-side navigation pad.

Motorola Bravo (left) – This is a “big-screen, touch-tablet smartphone” which probably just means big phone. It’s rocking a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and has a slightly disappointing 800 MHz processor behind it.

Motorola Flipside – The Flipside is one handset we’ll be surprised to see in the UK; it has a slide-out Qwerty alongside a 3.1-inch high-res touchscreen.

Motorola Droid Pro (right) – We’d be surprised to see this in our stores too, Droid being the US brand for the Milestone range. Running Android Froyo, the Droid Pro has both a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a portrait (BlackBerry-style) Qwerty keyboard. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 4GB of memory (2GB internal) and 3G mobile hotspot technology so you can tether up to five other wi-fi devices. Swit-jolly-well-swoo.

 

UPDATE: Motorola has finally got back to us to say “We can confirm that these announcements were US specific,” which we think you can safely take to mean that we won’t be seeing any of these new handsets in the UK. Boohoo. 

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