Side-stepping the moody design tones of its RAZR brethren, Motorola has announced a new Android-powered smartphone for Taiwan. Measuring in at 9.8mm thin, this Gingerbread-powered slab sports the outfit's MotoBlur-derived Moto Switch UI, with an eight megapixel camera on the back and a VGA shooter on the front. The XT615 packs quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (900/2100) and HSPA (7.2Mbps) radios, while processing power comes from a slightly underwhelming 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A-0, possibly explaining the NTD$10,900 ($360) price tag. The pearly-toned phone hasn't revealed any plans to leave the island nation of Taiwan just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't familiarize yourself with the full specifications in the PR below.

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Take the Party With You with the New XT615 Android Smartphone from Motorola Mobility and Taiwan Telecom

With a large touch screen, sleek look and slim price, the Motorola XT615 just made itself your favorite new accessory

Nov. 17, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Nov. 17, 2011 – Thanks to the new Motorola XT615 Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola Mobility, Inc., you can stop stretching out your favourite Friday-night jeans to cram your phone into the pocket. At just 9.8mm thin with a 4-inch edge-to-edge screen and Android 2.3, this is not your uncle's smartphone – it's all yours. The Motorola XT615 is your party-ready, knows-what-you're thinking best friend, and it will be available across Taiwan exclusively from Taiwan Mobile myfone retail stores starting in December for just NTD$10,900. With this smartphone, the party never stops.

"Motorola has always been about connecting style with technology," said Ritchie Ma, general manager of Motorola Mobility Taiwan limited, Hong Kong and Taiwan. "The new Motorola XT615 embodies the connection of style and technology with one more great advantage: a price that's almost too good to be true. Now an amazing combination of power and style is within the reach of more people than ever before."

You know what you like, and the Motorola XT615 embraces it. With the new Moto Switch user interface, this smartphone learns who you talk to and which apps you use and keeps all of that information front and center. You'll never have to look twice (although you might want to just for fun), because all of your content is displayed on a crystal-clear 4-inch touchscreen that is guaranteed to impress. The Motorola XT615 loves personalization on the outside too, so attach your favorite keychain or phone charms and make it your own.

Spend a night on the town and capture your friends' signature dance moves with the Motorola XT615's 8-megapixel camera. They might mistake the LED flash for a strobe light. And thanks to Android 2.3 and an 800MHz processor, you're always on top of your game. Motorola XT615 is available in two party-ready colors – licorice and ultra white. So grab your phone, slip on those awesome jeans, and show them your style.

Key Features and Specifications:

Bands: WCDMA 900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 7.2M/HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Platform/ OS: Android Gingerbread 2.3 with Moto Switch UI 2.0
Dimensions: 117.7 x 60.5 x 9.85 mm/ 123.6g
Display: 4.0" 480x854 FWVGA
Camera: 8MP LED flash/VGA front
Connectivity: 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, BT3.0 EDR/A2DP, 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
CPU/Memory: Qualcomm MSM7227A-0 800MHz; 1GB ROM/512MB RAM, supports up to 32GB microSD card
Video & Audio: MPEG4, rmvb, Divx, H.263, H.264; AMR, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Battery: 1390mAh
Talk time/Standby time: 300mins/110hrs
Others: Hanging ornament hole, LED Flash

Pricing and Availability:

Motorola XT615 is coming exclusively to Taiwan Mobile customers in the middle of December for just NTD$10,900. The special rate plan will be announced during the launch. For more information visit: www.motorola.com/tw.

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Motorola XT615 Android phone arriving in China and Taiwan: slim, but not RAZR-thin