Motorola CITRUS Joins Droid Pro in USA


Although the Droid Pro is the more interesting of the two thanks to its combination of Android and a fixed QWERTY keyboard, Motorola and US network Verizon announced another Android phone at the CTIA show yesterday, the Motorola CITRUS.

No, our caps lock key isn’t stuck, as according to Motorola’s press release, the CITRUS’s name should be capitalised and therefore, shouted every time it’s mentioned. While said press release shares the name of the phone, it’s not quite so forthcoming with the specifications.

Instead, we had to head over to Motorola’s site to find the juicy details, which are as follows:

  • A 3″ QVGA capacitive touchscreen.
  • Google Android v2.1.
  • A 3 megapixel camera.
  • Assisted GPS.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • A microSD card slot for cards up to 32GB in size.

According to the blurb, the CITRUS’s casing has been made from 25% recycled plastics and is PVC and BFR free, while the box is also eco-friendly, both of which are always popular selling points.

On the more technical side, Android will be hidden underneath MOTOBLUR, and the phone will feature a new BACKTRACK touch panel on the rear of the device that allows quick and easy navigation through your email, websites and homescreens. You can see it at the top centre in the pictures, so your index finger should fall naturally on to it.

Motorola are hoping the CITRUS will attract first-time smartphone buyers, and the basic spec should mean a low price too. It’s scheduled for release before the end of the year and as yet, there has been no indication of whether a GSM model will follow.

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