Just when we thought Motorola had raised the bar high enough with the Droid, they go and do it again. This time, on the other side of the globe. Due out next year, the Motorola MT710, an OPhone, will be running China Mobile’s Open Home System, which is Android-based. Phandroid has reported the existence of the OPhone for some time now, though so far Philips, Lenovo, HTC and LG have been connected to the device, not Motorola. This move makes sense though, as Motorola currently enjoys a very strong presence in China.
Not much is known about the handset yet, all we know right now is that with a rumored 854 x 480 display, 3.7 inch display, and 3G support, Motorola will soon be introducing the Chinese to the world’s greatest OS in style. The device seems to be similar in specs to the Droid, minus the keyboard. While hardware keyboards are nice, losing a few millimeters in thickness never hurts either. But Motorola doesn’t stop there; it is also rumored that they will be bringing six more Android devices to China over the next year. I can honestly say that I have never wanted to be Chinese more than I do right now.
Just out of curiosity, how many of you would be willing to shave off some thickness in exchange for giving up the hardware keyboard?
Let us know in the comments!