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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 capture video at up to 24fps, Motorola said.

Dext is well connected, in the wireless sense, with support for web browsing over a 3G connection and Wi-Fi. There’s no mention of Bluetooth among the specifications. Music fans will be able to plug their favourite headphones into Dext's 3.5mm jack, Motorola added.

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Dext is Motorola's first Android-based phone

While Dext’s listed specifications don’t do much to make it stand out from the numerous other Android handsets already on the market, Motorola included one USP: Motoblur.

Described as Motorola’s “unique solution for its Android portfolio”, Motoblur is the firm’s attempt at seamlessly syncing contacts, posts, feeds, messages, emails and photos from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail and LastFM.

The point? So you never miss Jack in Hastings tweeting on about the rigours of daily life or Holly from Edinburgh’s new photo post on Facebook and, well, you get the idea.

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A Motoblur feature grabs feeds from Facebook, Twitter, et al

Motorola has also promised to feature Motoblur on multiple Android-powered devices in its “upcoming portfolio” – so you should probably take that as pretty conclusive evidence that the phone firm’s inked plans for more Android handsets.

Dext will be available through Orange in the UK before Christmas. A price hasn’t been announced. ®

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