Motorola Announces the Quench XT3 and MB501 for Taiwan


Motorola’s announced that they’re bringing the Quench MB501 (Cliq XT) and the Quench XT3 – a new device – for Taiwan. The Cliq (MB501) is business as usual, but the XT3 will have a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, Android 1.6, a 600MHz processor by Qualcomm, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Interestingly enough, it’s not running MOTOBLUR or stock Android – the user interface is different from anything we’ve seen on Motorola’s handsets (but not unlike the interface found on Commtiva’s Cincinnati Bell Blaze).

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Both phones are set to launch early next month with Far EasTone Telecommunications – one of the biggest carriers in Taiwan. No pricing details have been revealed at this time.

[DigiTimes via AndroidOS.in]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Android 1.6? What is wrong with those guys? Why not 2.2?

  2. @ Leafar
    I would assume because it wouldn’t run correctly. 2.2 takes some good specs to run well.

  3. seems like someone is gonna get the boot for sticking with 1.6 instead of at least 2.0.1

  4. @Nate it runs fine on G1s, so I am sure this thing could handle it.

  5. @Nate @ Steve Yeah 600mhz processor is only 50mhz off of a moto droid, and are saying that the Droid is not powerfull enough to run 2.2? Cause it deff can…

  6. Maybe they went with 1.6 because they’re still months away from 2.0 or higher for Cliqs… despite the timelines and announcements they’ve been releasing all year. Motorola are scum, pushing phones as being ‘upgradeable’ but then never providing support or upgrades, and giving customers the runaround when they ask for specific dates or info.

  7. Also, knowing that new customers in Taiwan will have 1.6 while I’m still running 1.5 on the Cliq I paid full retail for in December really pisses me off, too. When I finally do get an update, it better be worth the wait… which at this point means it better make my breakfast and tuck me in at night. That’s about what it would take to make me ever consider another Moto product anytime soon.

  8. The interface looks identical to a Malaysian-branded Android phone that was announced recently:


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