Motorola FIRE XT is heading to Italy in late November

Remember the Motorola FIRE XT we told you about 2 months ago? Motorola just officially announced its availability for late November in Italy for €199. Fans of budget-friendly phones are going to be all over this one.

“Smartphones have become integral, personal parts of users’ lives – that’s why Motorola believes they should be fun, fashionable and feature-packed,” said Paolo Prearo, general manager Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Mobility Italia. “Motorola FIRE XT is an affordable device that gives younger, fast-moving users everything they want from a top-quality smartphone.”

Full specs and press release after the break:

Full Specs:

  • 3.5-inch (480 x 360) display with capacitive multi-touch
  • 800MHz chipset
  • 512MB onboard memory
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus and built in flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video call, chat and sharing
  • Moto Switch UI allows users to shift to different modes
  • 2 GB MicroSD card inbox; MicroSD slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
  • Access to Google Mobile™ Services (Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, browsing)
  • FM Radio with RDS support
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 clients
  • E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
  • GPS, aGPS
  • LED notifications
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1540mAh battery, up to 8 hours of talk time and 28 days in standby in 3G mode

Full press release:

Motorola Mobility Delivers a Sleek, Slim, and Budget Friendly Smartphone Experience with Motorola FIRE™ XT

With Android 2.3, a bright 3.5-inch touch screen display and dual cameras, Motorola’s budget-friendly smartphone offers the fun of social media in a personalised package.

Oct. 28, 2011

MILAN – Oct. 28, 2011 — Now there is no need to sacrifice design or function with the Motorola FIRE™ XT, the new, slim and budget-friendly Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola Mobility Italia. The Motorola FIRE XT gives users an engaging experience with its 3.5-inch, extra-bright touch-screen display, dual cameras for vivid video capture, and all the social networking you want. Motorola FIRE XT comes in dark titanium and is expected to be available from the end of November in Italy at the recommended retail price of 199 euro without contract, including tax.

Running on the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread Motorola FIRE XT is the perfect balance of sleek design, affordability and intuitive functionality. Capture and share your memories in crystal clear clarity with its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with built in flash. With the Qik Video Connect you can easily create videos and share with friends in real-time. You can also use the Qik app with the front-facing camera for video chatting. Typing text and email messages is faster and easier with the touch-screen keyboard. Plus, with access to leading social media applications users can stay in constant contact with friends and family.

The fashionable Motorola FIRE XT also offers unique personalisation options through the Moto Switch user interface that enables users to switch between friend and work-centric modes depending on what they’re doing.

“Smartphones have become integral, personal parts of users’ lives – that’s why Motorola believes they should be fun, fashionable and feature-packed,” said Paolo Prearo, general manager Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Mobility Italia. “Motorola FIRE XT is an affordable device that gives younger, fast-moving users everything they want from a top-quality smartphone.”

Motorola FIRE XT also has best-in-class battery life, allowing users to talk for up to eight hours or have 28 days of standby in 3G mode1. The battery can handle regular multitasking between apps, games and Web browsing, as well as heavy messaging. Users also have access to more than 250,000 apps from Android Market™.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
  • 3.5” HVGA display with capacitive multi-touch
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus and built in flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video call, chat and sharing
  • Moto Switch UI allows users to shift to different modes
  • 800MHz chipset
  • 512MB onboard memory2
  • 2 GB MicroSD card inbox; MicroSD slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Access to Google Mobile™ Services (Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, browsing)
  • FM Radio with RDS support
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 clients3
  • E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
  • GPS, aGPS
  • LED notifications
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1540mAh battery, up to 8 hours of talk time and 28 days in standby in 3G mode1

For more information on Motorola FIRE XT please visit www.motorola.com/mobility. A video on Motorola FIRE XT+ can be found here.

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and dataaccess devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.