Moto claims Android cameraphone first
Talks up XT720's USP
Motorola has introduced the first Android 2.1 smartphone... with a xenon flash.
A boon to mobile phone photography fans, to be sure, but a clear sign it's getting harder for phone firms to come up with USPs for their products.
Still, the XT720 has an impressive spec: a 8Mp camera, 480p video capture capability, 8GB Micro SD card in the box, HDMI cable in the box and a 3.7in, 854 x 480 display if you want to look at footage and stills on the handset rather than an HD TV.
The XT720 is a 3G HSDPA/HSUPA handset with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth too. It has GPS on board - and Motorola's MotoNav route guidance app - and an FM radio.
Moto claimed the handset's 1390mAh battery is good for up to nine hours' talk time or 320 hours on stand-by.
Well, except Clove, which is already doing so, ahead of 1 July availability. Its price: £434, SIM-free. ®