Aug, 30 2010

Remember this little piece of Blackberry Torch-like magic? It seemed like just yesterday that the interwebz gave birth to the Motorola-crafted device, but it’s all grown up and gotten rid of the blurrycam that most infant devices are plagued with. We can at least confirm its name to be the Motorola XT300 as the last time we visited this device we had no clue on what to call it. (I quite liked my take: the Motorola Droid MiniDroid Pre Thingy.)


We’re not greeted with much outside of a quick tour of the software – the device looks to be running Android 2.1 with the latest version of MOTOBLUR. Other than that, the video doesn’t give us a glimpse of the hardware in motion but at least the still shot is clear enough. Its keypad and overall form factor is very reminiscent of the Palm Pre, but I’d venture to say it looks more like a Blackberry 9800 (mainly due to the fact that the keys aren’t offset – something that’s become quite the trend for Motorola’s design team).

Last we heard, this thing was headed for Verizon as we saw what looked to be a DROID eye in previous shots and in the new shots today (which you can find the rest of at Mobiflip, along with video), but nothing’s for certain.

Anyone liking how this device looks? [Mobiflip via Engadget]

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