Motorola has launched a new phone. Called the MOTOKEY SOCIAL you may be wondering why there wasn’t some big launch event covering it, after all it’s a phone designed for social networking and wears its Facebook abilities proudly. Well, the answer is simple: It’s not a smartphone.
That’s right, although its direct rivals like the HTC ChaCha and the INQ Cloud Touch Q use Google’s Android, Motorola has chosen to use a proprietary user interface for the MOTOKEY. While it won’t have a supporting application store, this move will undoubtedly keep the price down – making it attractive to younger social network fans.
Anyway, on to the phone. The MOTOKEY has a 2.4-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and a full QWERTY keyboard, complete with a dedicated Facebook button on the bottom row. Motorola say the key will give instant access to your Facebook account so you can update your status and share pictures or links. In addition to Facebook integration, there’s an individual Twitter, Gmail and YouTube client too.
On the rear of the decidedly angular chassis sits the lens to a 3 megapixel camera, while other features include Bluetooth v2.1, a 3.5mm headphone socket, an FM radio and media player, plus Wi-Fi connectivity. Weighing just 87 grams, the MOTOKEY is a real lightweight by today’s standards.
Motorola has yet to reveal when and where the MOTOKEY will go on sale, but its official presence on their site suggests it’ll be this side of Christmas.