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Motorola has officially joined the Android revolution, launching its first mobile phone running the Google OS. Dext, a Qwerty slider, offers a 3.2in touchscreen display and reasonably decent integrated 5Mp camera - images from which can be stored on Micro SD cards of up to 32GB capacity. The phone’s lens will also happily …

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Shock!

Motorola in Decent Handset Shock!

Whatever next?

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Oh look...

... it's a TyTN II.

2006 called, they want their design team back.

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Coat

a motorolla

so its still gonna be shit anyway

/dons flameproof jacket

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Anonymous Coward

Forget the iPhone

Android will be the dominant phone OS soon enough.

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It does have Bluetooth...

Specs are at http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/ci.Motorola-DEXT-GB-EN.alt

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Integrated memory?

What about the integrated memory? The bane of android phones since applications can only be installed onto integrated memory. If it is paltry then another bodged attempt.

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@Yorkshirepudding

At least try and spell Motorola correctly - please.

There's a big clue in the article's title!

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Gotta agree with Danny 14 here...

If there's little to no integrated memory it could be an issue (unless you're able to install apps to mem cards now, been a while since I had an android phone)

Moto have had a fair few nice looking phones in the past (if a little obscure) the only real thing letting them down for me was their sluggish OS. I quite like Android (not enough to stop me going back to the iPhone though) so have my fingers crossed for them this one takes off.

Looks pretty decent - Maybe they can replicate Palms success at coming back from the brink

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I had a good Moto once

quite some time back...when Nokia started to lose focus, I swapped to a Motorola device - it was fun, quick and funcky and did all the good Phone/txt stuff like Nokia used to... but then it started to show its age and Nokia started to make 'better' phones. Choice between an iPhone and an N96 - took the N96 as I had friends with iPhones and they couldnt do all kinds of things... since then new OS releases have come out to fix their phones (and no new OSs have come out to fix Nokias ;-))

anyway...I guess the point I was going to make is...it'd be good if Motorola were back into the business of making good handsets - I'll look forward to giving this un a spin

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chains and anchors

Another tied release.

Sigh.

<ignores>

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WTF?

Proximity Sensor

What use is a Proximity Sensor ?

iPhone 3GS doesn't have one so it can't be of much use !

No idea on price... do I go for a 3GS this weekend or wait until 25 September ?

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will be available through Orange...

Oh well, thats it knackered then.

Orange, that mobile network operator famed for massively affortable mobile data tariffs [not]

@AC - "Forget the iPhone" - Well, you could try, but it'll be there in your face for quite some time yet. Better get used to it before you have an angina attack. "Android will be the dominant phone OS..." a bold bet indeed, but the competition is very much more than the OS, as Symbian and WinMo are finding out. Android manufacturers will also.

@Danny 14 - You're bang on there sir. HTC Androids have paltry integrated memory and Cupcake doesn't allow for live apps on SD. Install too many and the HTC Magic (f'rinst) slows down horribly, even running single apps. WTF? why are manufacturers drip-feeding us integrated memory?

Good luck to Motorola - boo hiss to Orange for getting this, hopefully not exclusive though.

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