Motorola Citrus to hit Verizon Wireless

As we touted earlier about Motorola Citrus(aka Ciena) to hit Verizon soon, it is official now, One of the Low-Budget Android OS powered mobiles, the Motorola Citrus is going to release on Verizon Wireless carrier officially with a model name Motorola WX445 Ciena.

This new Entry level Citrus candybar has been making news since July. Motorola Citrus runs on Android 2.1 OS Eclair(which is a bit old at present), with 528MHz Qualcomm processor with BACKTRAK & a MOTOBLUR-inspired UI in curved design. But according to sources,Citrus may be upgraded with Android 2.2 OS ( Froyo) soon.

Motorola Ciena features 3.0” QVGA TFT Capacitive Touch, On screen Qwerty keyboard, 3 megapixel fixed focus camera with digital zoom, 528 MHz Qualcomm processor with 256 MB RAM & 512 MB ROM, 100 MB memory of user built-in storage with 2GB microSD card inserted and microSD card slot for 32GB expansion, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G,CDMA 1X/ EV-DO Rev 0 connectivity.

Cheapest Android powered Motorola Citrus made from 25-percent post-consumer recycled plastic, and is PVC & BFR free. So there’s a little green halo around it too.

Motorola Citrus WX445 Motorola Citrus Back

Full Technical Specifications of Motorola Citrus

Bands / ModesCDMA 1X EV-DO Rev 0
CDMA dual band (800/1900 MHz)
Form FactorFull Touch Candybar
L x B x H, Vol104 x 59 x 15 mm, 92 cc
Weight110 g
TypeTFT QVGA capacitive touch
Size3.0 inch
Resolution240×320 Pixels
Input/ User Interface
InputPredictive Text Input
Double Tap
Pinch to zoom
System Properties
Operating SystemAndroid 2.1 OS (Eclair)
CPU528 MHz Processor
256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Storage Capacity
Memory100 MB user storage & 2GB microSD Card pre-installed
microSD card slot support up to 32GB
Browser & MessagingHTML, Google Webkit Browser
MMS, SMS, Email, Google Talk, Mobile IM
Still– 3 Megapixels
– Digital Zoom, Fixed Focus, Geo tagging, White balance
Video RecordingYes
Video Playback up to 24 fps
Bluetooth & USBBluetooth v2.0 stereo & v2.0 micro USB
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack*
Music, Image & Video
Music FormatMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, WMAv10
Video FormatH.263, H.264, Mpeg 4
Image FormatBMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG
TypeLi-Ion 1150 mAh Standard battery
Standby TimeUp to 300 hours (13 days)
Talk Time(WCDMA)Up to 6.3 hours
Other FeaturesGoogle talk, Gmail, Google search byVoice
Verzon’s VZ Navigator
Facebook, MySpace pre-loaded
Proximity, e-Compass Sensors

Motorola Citrus Side

Verizon has liberally preloaded with Bing search & Bing maps over the Citrus, and it also has a ‘BackTrack’ trackpad on the back of the smartphone for easier navigation, which is quite similar to the previous releases Motorola BackFlip & Motorola Charm over T-mobile.

Motorola Citrus comes with seven home screen panels that can be tailored with an array of available shortcuts, applications and pre-loaded widgets such as sticky notes, weather, messages and calendar.

Price & Availability

Motorola Citrus will be launching over Verizon Wireless carriers in Q4 of this year 2010. Pricing info is not known yet.

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