Motorola FIRE (QWERTY Keypad Android 2.3)

The Motorola Fire hits the UK in September. Wonder if it will ever reach PH?

Meet the Motorla Fire

QWERTY keypad phones will always have a market because not everybody is comfortable typing on touchscreen. I have an iPhone 4 myself but I really have an easier time typing SMS and e-mails on my BlackBerry Bold 9780 or even my trusty old Nokia E5. Motorola is entering this market with the Motorla FIRE — an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with QWERTY keypad and a 2.8″ touchscreen.

Here are the key features:

  • Motorola FIRE runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Access to thousands of apps in Android Market™
  • Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
  • 2.8” QVGA touchscreen display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3MP camera
  • Moto Switch user interface allows users to shift easily into different modes
  • MicroSD card slot up to 32GB2
  • Access to Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™ and Web browsing
  • FM radio with radio data system (RDS) support
  • Wi-Fi conforming with 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n standards
  • E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
  • Assisted global positioning system (aGPS)
  • LED notifications
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1420mAh battery; eight hours of talk time or 30 days of standby in 3G mode1

Here’s the promotional video:

Sadly we’re not sure if this will reach the Philippines. It’s scheduled to hit the UK this September though so maybe we’ll be seeing gray market units hit Greenhills soon.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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