Motorola unveils Android quartet

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Newly independent Motorola handset business announced launch of a new Android based tablet and three smartphones

Motorola Mobility has announced the release of a new Android tablet and smartphone at the International CES show in Las Vegas, as well as two further Android smartphones, following on the heels of its set-up as a standalone business this week.

The Motorola Xoom tablet will be the first non-smartphone device to use Google’s latest Android 3.0 platform and will also be the first tablet to connect to Google’s Mobile innovation service which offers books, music and movies.

It features of the XOOM a 10.1 inch widescreen, five megapixel camera and the option to upgrade to 4G technology.

The new Motorola Atrix smartphone is billed as the “world’s most powerful smartphone” by the company and will run the Android 2.2 platform. It follows the release of 23 Android based smartphones by the company last year in an attempt to claw back lost market share.

According to Motorola Mobility chief executive officer chief marketing officer Sanjay Jha the Atrix will allow consumers to enjoy laptop features on a mobile phone.

The Attrix smartphone will include a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, a qHD pentile display with 24-bit colour, front and rear facing cameras and up to 48GB of storage.

It allows the full Firefox 3.6 web browser and supports Adobe Flash Player.

Two other smartphones, the Motorola CLIQ 2 and the Motorola Droid Bionic, will also be launched. Both are Android based and the Droid device will be LTE compatible.

“Motorola is bringing new, game-changing technologies to the marketplace that will enable consumers to do more with their mobile devices.

“We’re innovating across the board – not just in smartphones – as we revolutionize mobile computing with experiences that push the limits of what you thought was possible with your mobile device.”

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