Hey, we get it, some people just don’t want to fork over 200 plus dollars for a cell phone, but would still like the opportunity to enjoy the use of a smartphone. Verizon gets that too, which is why they’re going to be offering the Motorola Ciena – a 528 MHz Android phone which, while not as powerful as a Droid X or Incredible, will offer smartphone functionality for those on a budget.
Other specs include a 3-inch display with a 240×320 resolution, 256 of RAM, and a 3MP camera sans flash or autofocus. In true Motorola form, the Ciena is also rocking Blur, but curiously without the social networking features. Given the hardware specs, it is hopefully a very toned down version of Blur.
It also should be noted that the Ciena may be lacking some Google services, again, due to hardware constraints. Some would argue that a device like this is not even worth using, on any budget, but hey, now there’s an Android device for just about everyone. No word on yet on pricing, but a phone like this will likely be given away with a new 2-year contract.