China Mobile is about to spoil its half billion subscribers with yet another
Android smartphone in the 3.something-inch category. The Droid's keyboard-deprived younger sibling
, the MT710 is about to hit Chinese stores this month
, with TD-SCDMA
3G capabilities and OPhone OS 1.5 giving it a distinctly local flavor. WiFi connectivity will also be available, thanks to Moto playing nice with China's new security protocol, and the CPU has also changed to a 624MHz Marvel PXA310 chip, which is growing a bit long in the tooth now
. Still, with that dashing red stripe on its side and a presumably thinner chassis, the MT710 just might be somebody's idea of a Droid perfected. You'll find the full specs of the new handset at the Moto Developers links below.