Motorola Mimics Blackberry with Motorola XT 316

Motorola Mimics Blackberry with Motorola XT 316
Motorola is considered to be one of the world"s most elite mobile manufacturers. They had brought about many revolutions in the mobile phone market. The company has delivered excellent and upmarket phones in the global market. They have models in all possible categories of phones ranging from simple text phones to multimedia phones and even high end, top of the line Smartphones. The manufacturer has a good presence in India. Though it suffered a slump in form a couple of years back, the company is now back in tough action and makes for a decent competition to the likes of Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

They have around 20 different models and dozens waiting in the bush to enter India. Today we take a small preview into one of Motorola"s upcoming models that was recently launched in the Chinese market- the XT 316.

The Motorola XT 316 is a stylish full physical keypad phone that is styled on the cues of contemporary Blackberry phones. It is strange that in today"s touch screen dominated phone market, manufacturers like Motorola mobiles are coming out with full keypad Smartphones. The Motorola XT"s keypad is QWERTY based and is very easy and simple to use.

The Motorola XT 316 has all the latest in multimedia technologies including audio and video playback in a number of formats. The phone even has FM radio support and also comes equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack for connection to external big speakers or for enjoying a private musical experience.

The Motorola XT 316 is high on connectivity and communications section also as it comes equipped with the latest versions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It has a USB PC sync option that enables you to synchronise your phone and PC via PC Suite software. The phone also boasts of 2G and 3G internet access even though full support for 3G networks is not available.

The Motorola XT 316 however has a very poor camera that has digital zoom. The phone is sure to lose out to competition in this area. The phone has video recording facility and it comes with a fairly good internal memory. The phone also has external memory expansion option via a Micro SD expansion Slot. It runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

The notable specs of the phone are

  • 3.2 Mega Pixel camera
  • Android OS 2.3
  • External memory support of upto 32 GB
  • Multimedia support
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 2G and 3G support


The price of the phone is yet to be revealed and it is still not confirmed whether the phone will make it to India. However if it does and if it has an aggressive price tag, then the Motorola XT 316 will be a hit.

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