Motorola held a press conference in Seoul yesterday to announce a partnership with SK Telecom, a major Korean telecommunications company. The occasion: SK Telecom will be the first company to distribute an Android phone in that country, the so-called Motorola Motoroi.
It’s not a rebranded Droid, but a completely new phone (in Europe, the Droid was named “Milestone” but remained largely unchanged technically). SK Telecom customers will be able to lay their hands on the Motoroi in early February.
But Motorola Korea and SK Telekom representatives are quoted as saying that Motorola is ready to roll out the Motoroi in the US in March, too. And apparently it will be available in a number of other countries as well.
Here are the main specs:
- 3.7-inch WVGA 16:9 touch screen (480 x 854 resolution)
- 8 MP camera with Xenon flash
- HD video recording (720p)
- HDMI interface
- TV tuner (T-DMB)
- 8GB internal memory (microSD card support up to 32GB)
- Android 2.0 OS
In Korea, the Motoroi will be sold for $800. Pricing and other details for the US and other territories haven’t been officially announced yet.