Motorola Motus Landing On T-Mobile?

motorolamotus1-509x471

Ah yes its that time again. The rumor mill is churning! Above you will see what is rumored to be T-Mobile’s second Motorola Android device with MOTOBLUR. NOTHING has been confirmed so please take this as a very small grain of salt, in other words: its a rumor. The guys over at AndroidandMe have received specs for the “Motus” from an anonymous tipster. And guess what? According to the specs, this handset supports T-Mobile’s AWS 3G network. The handset appears to be closely related to the Motorola Cliq that debuted November 2nd. What sets this handset apart from the Cliq is the outer design. It features a reverse flip keyboard and a rear directional touchpad. For those of you that have no clue what a reverse flip keyboard is, it’s basically a keyboard on the back of the phone (when it is closed). And the rear directional touchpad is supposed to be a crazy touchpad on the back of the device. I don’t know what kind of insane designers Motorola is hiring, but this seems like a pretty “cool” idea. According to AndroidandMe the device is expected to release Q1 2010. Full hardware specs courtesy of AndroidandMe after the jump! Leave your thoughts in the comments!

AndroidandMe

UPDATE: BoyGenius claims that the Motus is headed for AT&T. Below are BG’s rumored specs for the Motus

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 256MB RAM
  • aGPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.1? capacitive 480×320 display
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Weight: 133g
  • 1400mAh battery
  • microSD slot
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU
  • MOTOBLUR

AndroidandMe: Motorola Motus Specs:

  • * 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
  • * 512 MB ROM
  • * 256 MB RAM
  • * 3.1 inch display 320 x 480 (HVGA)
  • * 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • * WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0 / GPS
  • * OS Android 1.5 with Motoblur
  • * GSM 850/900/1800/1900 W-CDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • * Reverse flip keyboard
  • * Rear directional touchpad

Tags: , , ,

  • umaluver

    At first I was skeptical that this would be on TMO, but then I saw the 528 MHz Qualcomm.

    Keyboard and dpad sound interesting though.

  • random123

    i cant say who, but they saw this at a market research thing for tmobile a few weeks ago. also its not cool its just a really dumb idea.

  • MAXIMUS

    What’s the big deal about this phone? Same beaten up CPU. Wouldn’t be surprising if T-Mo put another piece of crap in their phone lineup

    • Bill48105

      Maybe it’ll be free with 2 year agreement. Then you’d find something good to write home about. :D

      • NiiDiddy

        Lmbo…Yea really! For me it’s like beating a dead horse. I haven’t commented in awhile because its the same thing over and over again. Maybe someday I’ll get excited about something…

  • BKJames

    Ok why? A trick keyboard? How about we get the Droid..now that would be something to talk about. At least launch this with 2.0 without Motoblur..nothing wrong with motoblur but I think all these “skins” just slow down Android, since besides the droid no phone manufactuer is willing to offer some nice specs. Please no mention of the SE Xperia X10..snapdragon doesn’t seem to be offering any real difference for now at least.

    • rossi

      You dare compare the tired ol ARM 11 at 528 to the Snapdragon? Who is your dealer, and can I have his/her number? Have you seen the HD2? Clearly, you have not. I honestly have no idea why you even mention the X10 because it’s months away from release with a very demanding skin. Yes, that means optimization is still occuring, and it’s probably the only work being done on the phone at this time. I bet the motus would implode creating a black hole that would swallow the milky way if it tried to run rachael with that doggy cpu….

      Anyway, I will agree that android without skins (except maybe HTC’s sense) is the way to go. However, snapdragon offers no benefit? I see why they keep offering these phones with that crappy cpu in them. Thanks BK. If people like you would stop buying the crap….. :)

      Oh, and I agree the droid would be great. Actually, I’d prefer a keyboard-less droid, but I know some like the keyboard…

      • BKJames

        @ rossi

        First of all the only so called “crap” phone I have with the ARM11 is my G1 and I’ve passed on all the other “crap” that has come down the line rocking the ARM11. You guys keep acting like that snapdragon processor is the holy grail or something. It isn’t even better than the dual core set-up of the OMAP processors in the iPhone, Pre or Droid. We dont know what kind of battery life to expect out of it in real world use or anything. Acer and SE,at this point hasnt shown anything breathtaking using the Snapdragon. HTC perhaps have better engineers as the HD2 does look fast..but that’s a windows phone so I’ll pass on that.

      • rossi

        I thank you for not supporting the tired ARM 11 any further. I also do not think that the snapdragon is the holy grail.

        However, it is significantly better than the arm 11. If you look around the only phones that compare to the snapdragon phones in power are the n900, iphone, pre, and droid. As far as cpu power goes the snapdragon actually beats the OMAP (in raw MIPS by 40% at rated speeds), but it has a less powerful graphics acceleration chip. Personally, I do not use my phone for gaming, so I would benefit more from the faster cpu (yes, I realize that statement is a little untruthful because the graphics acceleration does help day to day use and not just gaming, but that only matters if the snapdragon’s graphics chip is incapable of rendering the UI or other applications, again see the HD2). I also can not use Android yet because it doesn’t support one of the apps I use. Therefore, I am stuck with iphone OS, Web OS, BB OS or Win MO.

        Regardless, my main point is that snapdragon/omap/tegra etc need to start showing up in these phones because the ARM 11 is not cutting it anymore. We can debate the finer points of phones that Tmobile does not have later, but my major grievance is that this RUMORED phone is definitely not an improvement over what is already out there (and has been for a year).

      • BKJames

        Well I can’t argue with your last paragraph at all.

  • http://forums.tmonews.com T1 Connect

    I think the 1700 is just there because its becoming a normal 3g frequency, the specs are cliq specs it would be stupid to give us the same phone as the cliq minust the flash..

  • anonymous

    Get real. Tmobile will never get the Droid or the iphone its the other two major carriers selling points. You guys are just a bunch of winers. Even if tmobile got the droid you guys would just find something about to cry about. Phones are phones and like all other technology they just get better every year, so suck it up and if you don’t like T mobile’s phone line up then pay the cancellation fee or if you have no contract just go some where else and stop being a tool. Your like those people who complain about a girl, but once she leaves your crying about her like a tool. Tmobile has come a long way and I for one am happy with what they offer. Remember they are phones, not notebooks like you compare their capabilities to.

    • rossi

      “stop being a tool”

      Please?

      • anonymous

        If the shoe fits wear it.

      • rossi

        You must be Cinderella.

    • timmyjoe42

      “winers” lol

      Actually, I drink beer.

  • T.J.

    HTC HD2 NOW!!!!!!

  • The Observer

    looks ugly

  • czar

    yeh nothing special here. Where are the Android 2.0 devices!

  • davehasninjas

    @anonymous Wow, you’re right, phones are phones and technology does advance every year. Touche sir, glad to see you’re aware of that. The issue here is that this phone is using technology that will be well over a year old by the time this thing launches.

    I’m wondering if this thing is just gonna be sold as part of the “cliq” family and at what price point.

  • anonymous

    Get real. Tmobile will never get the
    Droid or the iphone its the other two major carriers selling points. You guys are just a bunch of winers. Even if tmobile got the droid you guys would just find something about to cry about. Phones are phones and like all other technology they just get better every year, so suck it up and if you don’t like T mobile’s phone line up then pay the cancellation fee or if you have no contract just go some where else and stop being a punk. Your like those people who complain about a girl, but once she leaves your crying about her like a tool. Tmobile has come a long way and I for one am happy with what they offer. Remember they are phones, not notebooks like you compare their capabilities to.

  • newspeak

    does it run android?….does it have the same shitty arm 11 processor?…then it must be destine to make it on tmobile

    seriously….tmo please give us an android handset the we can “crave”

    • dabs

      Agreed!!!

  • John

    Wow, coming out Q1 of 2010 with a copy cat cliq? same processors? Good god, I can at least go to sprint and get HTC hero with nice sense UI AND with their update fixing it and making it faster. You disappoint me more and more every day tmobile.

    • Phace Plant

      It looks like someone photoshopped Owen Wilson and Ellen Degeneres’ face to make your avatar… Just saying.

  • GenesisDH

    Those specs have way too many WCDMA/UTMS bands to be all-in-one unit by Q1 2010.

    I’m thinking this is a prototype for a few different models, WCDMA bands depending on target market:
    1700/2100 for T-Mobile
    850/2100 for Telsra & 3 Australia
    850/1900/2100 for Rogers/Fido, Telus, Latin America (I don’t see AT&T getting this, yet)
    900/2100 for Euro markets
    Somewhat like most HTC models (TouchPro2 ring a bell???)

    • GenesisDH

      I mean UMTS, not UTMS. My brain’s spellcheck isn’t working. LOL

  • TravMobile

    Another 528mhz Android phone .. just what tmo needs ………………

    W_H_O C_A_R_E_S

  • Max-Andre Isidore

    T mobile is beginning to sound LAME!!!. They need to step it up

  • -ray

    Wow… The Droid took a dump and this phone came out…

    • Kev

      more like motorola took a dump and the droid came out cause that phone looks like, and feels like sh#t. who cares about processors and UIs when the phone is uglier than aunt edna? btw the only android 2.0 phones will be on verizon until q1 2010. its called exclusivity people ever heard of it? kinda like oh i don’t know…the iphone. verizon paid a pretty penny to keep you from having 2.0 until then.

  • Derek

    Ugh thats a fugly phone…quit making motorola androids they are gay make more HTC!

  • bastage

    wow.. if you idiots want a droid so badly go to freaking Verizon & have it nerfed as they disable half the capabilities of the phone.. Otherwise STFU about it.. & as for that same old 528 Mhz CPU.. You do realize this is a phone right.. It will do whats needed & then some without a problem..

    • Rossi

      While I don’t even really like the droid (however, it’s better than anything we have right now), I am curious to hear about half of the nerfed functions you mention. Besides the limitations of CDMA(no talkie while using data or vice versa), and you have to pay a ridiculous price for tethering (if you’re honest); what exactly has been nerfed on vanilla eclair? Oh, that’s right. Your only limitations are android’s.

      Did you think before you regurgitated that crap? “verizon putz ur fon on lok down foo!”

      • anonymous

        Are you even a tmobile customer?

      • rossi

        Yes. For now.

      • bastage

        Look at Verizon’s history.. They do everything they can to lock down every feature that they can charge you for.. Ask blackberry owners about blackberry maps for example.. VZW disables the gps from working with anything but there VZNav.. They also have the WiFi killed in most phones to force you to use there data service..

        I Used to do Tech support for them when the Touch Pro Came out.. They were touting all these new cutting edge features it could do.. These were things that people like myself on tmo take for granted (I had a MDA using a cooked rom at the time)

      • rossi

        What exactly did they nerf on the droid again?

    • -ray

      Obviously those of us that complain about the 528 Mhz processor do more than just text and play on facebook. I think that the people who are content with what T-mo has to offer and don’t want to see better offerings are the IDIOTS..

  • Google

    Guess what Droid fanboys has a 550 mhz processor? Wow, really MORE POWER? T-Mobile is bound to release a Anroid 2.0 OTA update, with exception(maybe) of the G1.

    • rossi

      Your ignorance hurts. Try using Google, Google.

    • -ray

      How about reading a bit about the Droid’s processor then make that statement…

  • http://motorola-android.com motorola android

    We at Motorola Android can’t wait to get the Motorola Motus

  • Motorola is stupid

    Motorola needs to quit the Android business and quit making fugly phones!

  • anonymous

    MyTouch 3g is awesome!

    • rossi

      It’s a decent phone, yes. Awesome? Not so much. Also, did you get lost? This is a post about the Motus, not the MT3G…

      • anonymous

        I meant awesome. My rooted mytouch is great, I mean that is the point of open source. That you can customise the phone to your liking.

      • rossi

        Oh, you mean android is awesome. Okay. I get it now. Mytouch? Tired hardware in different cover; not awesome. I’ll stick with decent.

  • BKJames

    @bastage & Google

    “If you idiots want a droid so badly go to freaking Verizon & have it nerfed as they disable half the capabilities of the phone”.

    Well im not leaving, i’ve been here for 10 yrs..since the Omnipoint days. What I do want is this company to put out great product, not half a$$ed efforts. I should be able to expect to this company to do better and I will continue to hit them on that fact cause it’s my right. If guys want to be homers and think that this company can do no wrong, then perhaps you should leave. Dont spit out info that you obviously know nothing about.

    “Guess what Droid fanboys has a 550 mhz processor? Wow, really MORE POWER?”

    Uhmm yeah it’s a dual core set up, so yes it has MORE power. Wow get your facts straight next time. That’s it for me on this thread. Bottom line is that this phone would be a set back for Tmo..not an advance.

    • rossi

      Agreed.

  • dabs

    Coming to tmobile??? That’s not what engadget.com says!!!!!!!

  • Kickstar13

    POST UPDATED

  • FILA

    One Word

    GAY

    wait for the G1v2 ladies and gentlemen, wait for it Q1 2010

  • rushmore

    THAT makes sense! Another suck butt 7201 chipset device. If Tmo approves this, they DO NOT HAVE A FREAKIN CLUE.

    Android 2.0, Navigator and Flash 10.1 will NOT work well at all on the 7201. A lot of folks will be surprised in a bad way this summer with their g1′s, Cliqs, Mytouch, etc.

    Let another carrier get this two year old trash.

  • rushmore

    BTW Droid rocks! Not as much as the N900 will, but Droid still rocks!!!!!

    How are them there Cliqs working for you? ;)

  • rushmore

    BKjames, WHAT are you talking about???? I have been testing Droid for the past week:

    1. The 1400mah battery last longer than my 2300mah battery in the Dash
    2. Android 2.0 is way better than any Tmo option
    3. Plays videos and games waaaaaaay better than any Tmo device
    4. Verizon 3G in boonies KY works EVERYWHERE I have tried. Place with no bars Tmo GSM coverage gets two bars 3G coverage. I can stream HQ Youtube in the SAME places I have ZERO coverage by Tmo.

    Droid is a great device trumped only by the N900. Tmo’s device portfolio and 3G coverage sucks butt (big Oprah butt).

    • BKJames

      Uhmm what are YOU talking about, every point you made is what i’ve been saying since before this thread on the Motorola Motus was started. I think you should re-read what I said.

  • rushmore

    BTW, comparing the arm 11 528mhz 7201 to a arm 8 550mhz is like silly. The 3430 even at 550mhz and even without the DSP and 3D chip (that is has) is TWICE as powerful as the 7201. Please read the specs.

    You folks are denial. I love you all, but you are in denial. ;)