Motorola MT870 a dual-core TD-SCDMA smartphone: Specs and Price!

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Motorola announces MT870; the first dual-core TD-SCDMA smartphone that will be running Android 2.3. The Motorola MT870 will be using a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a 4” qHD capacitive touchscreen display (960×540) and will be running Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) the current Android for smartphones. The Motorola will also launch Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS in China with China Mobile as their partner.

Motorola MT870 Specs:
4” qHD TFT capacitive touchscreen display (960×540)
1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core processor
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
4 GB internal storage
512 MB RAM
microSD, up to 32GB
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR
HDMI port, 2.0 microUSB
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
TD-SCDMA 1880/2010
GPRS Class 12/ EDGE Class 12
Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
8 MP rear-camera @ 3264×2448 pixels w/ autofocus and dual-LED flash
HD (1080p) video capture @ 30fps
VGA front-facing camera
Li-Ion 1880 mAh

Considering that it uses TD-SCDMA, we may not see the Motorola MT870 on display in stores unless of course you’re living in China. Motorola MT870 will be available this July 2011, from your authorized Motorola resellers and China Mobile’s stores in China with an SRP for RMB 4,680, that around $724 (SR2715).

Sleek, Powerful Motorola MT870 is the World’s First Dual Core TD-SCDMA Smartphone with the latest Android™ 2.3

China Mobile and Motorola Mobility also launch Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS joint app store, to be pre-loaded on the MT870

June 29, 2011

BEIJING– June 29, 2011 — Motorola Mobility Technologies (China) Co., Ltd today announced the release in China of MOTO MT870, the world’s first dual-core TD-SCDMA 3G smartphone. With Android™ 2.3 “Gingerbread”, a vivid 4-inch qHD screen and a dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz, MOTO MT870 provides Chinese consumers with a great mobile browsing experience on China Mobile’s 3G network. MOTO MT870’s innovative design is available in two fashionable color options to match your style.

MOTO MT870 is also the first phone to come with Motorola and China Mobile’s brand new, combined Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS application store. Bringing together the strengths, applications and capabilities of both app stores, Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS offers a huge range of applications and services designed especially for Chinese people and an easy shopping experience. It is now easier than ever for Motorola and China Mobile customers to find and download the hottest apps available.

“Our partnership with Motorola has a long and successful history, and we are pleased to collaborate with Motorola on the launch of MOTO MT870 and this brand new app store,” said Sha Yuejia, vice president of China Mobile Communications Corporation. “Like Motorola, China Mobile is also committed to enabling better user-experiences through better software, and Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS offered the perfect opportunity for us to collaborate.”

“Motorola’s goal is to bring the best mobile experience to all users around the world,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, Inc. “China is our second largest market in the world and we have a tradition of creating premium devices and premium experiences specifically for Chinese people. The launch of MT870 and our joint app store with China Mobile is a great way to continue this tradition.”

“The MOTO MT870 and new Mobile Market-Shop4Apps store highlights the strong relationship between Motorola Mobility and China Mobile, and is a first for our companies in terms of software innovation.” said Frank Meng, corporate senior vice president, and president, Greater China of Motorola Mobility, Inc. “We continue to build on our commitment to creating products and services especially for China. Motorola Mobility is proud to release such a high-end device on China’s high-speed TD-SCDMA network, and we are excited for our customers in China to experience it.”

It’s now easier than ever to multitask with MOTO MT870. The lightning-fast 2x1GHz dual-core processor partnered with China Mobile’s 3G network or Wi-Fi makes browsing web pages up to two-times faster and the phone super-responsive, allowing you to quickly open and close apps. You can read the latest news, check your emails, and do a quick search simultaneously. With the dedicated graphical engine-GPU, MOTO MT870 achieves outstanding performance in video, gaming and other multimedia applications. And with its incredible battery life, MOTO MT870 can keep up with all the ways you want to use it.

With an HD (1080p) video recorder and a big, bright 16:9 4-inch qHD touch screen, MOTO MT870 is a personal multimedia center, delivering a true cinematic experience. Users can enjoy true mobile-computing with the powerful combination of an HTML browser and AdobeTM FlashTM player. An 8 megapixel camera and built-in LED flash help you capture your favorite moments, and thanks to support for HDMI output, DLNA and WLAN, it’s easy to share them with your family and friends

Additional Features and Specifications:

Supports for 3D games, enabling PC-like gaming experiences
Up to 40GB of storage – 8GB internal and up to 32GB optional external Micro-SD card, enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
4” qHD (960×540) touchscreen display
Supports aGPS and independent GPS satellite positioning and navigation. Supports 3D Map1
Supports Adobe Flash multimedia full web browsing
Pre-loaded latest version of multi-media Sticky Notes, business card and text scanning, and other business applications
Powerful email system supports POP3/IMAP4/Exchange, etc.
Smart Dial, contact grouping and group SMS message sending and management
Supports China Mobile’s services (Fetion, TeleNav, 139 Mail, CMMB, etc.)1/4
New Quickoffice®, diversified formats file browsing/editing, including Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF
Large 1880 mAh battery with power management providing longer battery life

Price and Availabily

MOTO MT870 will be available from authorized Motorola resellers and China Mobile’s stores across China from July 2011 at a suggested retail price of RMB 4,680.
About Motorola Mobility
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Last modified: June 30, 2011

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