Motorola DEXT Android Phone Announced

motorola-dext-1Motorola have announced a new Android based phone called the Motorola DEXT. This is the companies first Android based phone that features a slide out full QWERTY keyboard with a directional pad to the left of the keyboard. It has a touchscreen (capacitive we assume due to how Android works) and has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

For connectivity it has all the usual stuff bundled in such as Wi-Fi, 3G as well as GPS for guidance. Rather than using the standard Android from off the virtual shelf, the DEXT uses it’s own skin in a similar way to how HTC have the Sense UI. Motorola call their version Motoblur that mixes in the social network type stuff on to the main pages of the menu. From the home page you can see your friends updates on Facebook, emails from GMail, Yahoo, music from Last.FM and information from MySpace as well as Twitter. Other functions include the capability to upload pictures and reply from the menu pages too.

For security and making things easier, the Motorola DEXT also works with the cloud and has a cloud backup feature that grabs all your contacts, messages, settings etc… and backs them up online. From the online interface you can also activate the GPS remotely to track down your lost or stolen phone.

The Motorola DEXT will be launched next month on Orange. No prices or contract details have been announced yet.

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