Motorola is aiming to change your perception of dual-SIM phones -- typically a hallmark of KIRF and the low-end -- with an uncharacteristically high-end creation that features a 1.2GHz Tegra 2 CPU and 4-inch qHD display. Wasting no time with a clever name, the XT882 supports dual-standby that keeps both SIMs alert and ready to receive calls, and -- when GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 isn't an option -- it handles CDMA 800. Additionally, the phone sports an 8 megapixel camera that captures 720p video, alongside a dual-LED flash. (A nice finishing touch to the "dual" theme, don't you think?) The XT882 will arrive at China Telecom this month for 5,380 yuan (approximately $830 if you speak green), and unlike some of Motorola's finest in the States, this one has Gingerbread. Engadget China scored hands-on time with the Moto, complete with views of its pattern of 8's on the back side -- good fortune for the home crowd. If you're feeling lucky, follow the break for the PR.

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Motorola MOTO XT882 Smartphone Delivers Triple-dual Power for an Amazing Mobile Internet Experience

Designed specifically for China, the first dual-core, dual-mode, dual-standby Android™ smartphone enables faster browsing and downloading on the network of your choice

May 23, 2011

BEIJING – May 23, 2011 - Motorola Mobility Technologies (China) Co., Ltd. today announced the release of MOTO XT882, the world's first dual-core, dual-mode and dual-standby smartphone, in China. Combining Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz, and uniquely Chinese features, such as smart dialer, a business card scanner and contact manager, MOTO XT882 offers the ultimate browsing and multi-media experience for busy professionals and demanding smartphone users. The MOTO XT882 has a stunning design, is available in two color options, and is the perfect addition to your on-the-go lifestyle. With CDMA EV-DO/GSM dual-mode dual-standby, you can choose the network that best fits your needs at any given moment.

"The "triple-dual" MOTO XT882 is the first smartphone of its kind, and shows Motorola's commitment to bringing incredible mobile internet experiences to people in China," said Frank Meng, corporate senior vice president, and president, Greater China of Motorola Mobility, Inc. "People are consuming more and more content on their mobile devices, and we designed the MOTO XT882 with that trend in mind. Motorola Mobility is excited about the direction of the industry, and will continue to create innovative and interesting devices that help Chinese consumers harness the power of the mobile Internet."

MOTO XT882 runs on China Telecom's e-Surfing 3G network. The combination of 3G and a 2x1GHz dual-core processor enables an effortless Internet experience so you can quickly browse content-rich web pages, watch online videos or stream music. It also gives you unmatched access to the thousands of applications on SHOP4APPS China, Motorola's own app market designed specifically for users in China, so you can find the information you need and play the games you want, right from your MOTO XT882 smartphone.

The latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform adds another layer of speed and power to the MOTO XT882, and enables easy multitasking. Simple navigation, texting and e-mail are enabled by a refined user-interface and fast text input. MOTO XT882 has everything you need to create and enjoy multimedia, from photos to videos, including a 4" capacitive touch screen with qHD display, an 8 megapixel camera, HD 1080p video capture and playback, and 8GB of internal memory. With MOTO XT882's HDMI support, you can easily capture and stream videos to TVs, PCs and stereo systems into any HD display.

MOTO XT882 offers an elegant, compact design created specifically for the China market. The number eight has special significance in Chinese culture, and the hundreds of delicate 8s etched into the back cover suggest fortune and luck. Available in sleek black or trendy white, MOTO XT882 offers a choice for business professionals and social networkers who need to be constantly connected. It's the power and capabilities you need to do business in a slim, attractive package.

Additional Features and Specifications:

- 8 megapixel camera with a built-in LED flash. Front camera, video call application supported
- Up to 40GB of storage – 8GB internal and 32GB optional external Micro-SD card, enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
- Supports aGPS and independent GPS satellite positioning and navigation, plus supports 3D Map1
- Supports Flash 10.2 multimedia full web browsing
- 16:9 screen output and support for 3D games, bringing PC-like gaming experience
- MOTOBLUR™ application, which updates and collects information in real time
- Preloaded Post-it Notes, business card and text scanning, and other helpful business applications
- Supports a strong mail system, POP3/IMAP4/Exchange, etc
- Smart Dialer, contact grouping and group SMS messages management
- Rich application store options, like SHOP4APPS and Tianyi space, etc
- Supports China Telecom's 3G services (for example: 189 E-mail, Tianyi Video, Music, etc.)
- New Quickoffice®, diversified formats file browsing/editing, including Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF
- Large 1880 mAh battery with power management providing longer battery life

Price and Availabily

MOTO XT882 will be available from authorized Motorola resellers and China Telecom's stores across China in June 2011 at a suggested retail price of RMB 5,380 or various packages with China Telecom.