Motorola Announces The Motokey “Facebook Phone”

Posted on Nov 6 2011 - 1:20am by Kyle

Google’s new social network, which now ties almost all Google products together, was unveiled right before the HTC Status hit the streets in the United States. The Status, if you recall, was one of the two “Facebook integrated” devices that was unveiled at an HTC press conference in Barcelona, Spain at MWC.

The timing could not have been worse for the HTC Status. With Google loyalists, the backbone to the “Android Community”, it was going to be hard to get a “Facebook” phone off the ground. It quickly fizzled, in fact a reunion tour with Blink 182 couldn’t even help the HTC Status when it got to AT&T.

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On Friday, Motorola quietly announced, via their website, the Motokey Social. The Motokey Social looks very similar to the HTC Status, sans the HTC Sense and Android running in the background. It seems to be built from the ground up by Motorola, with a Motorola UI and Facebook integration. The vertical qwerty form factor even includes a dedicated Facebook button.

Even with the dedicated Facbeook button Motorola wants users of the Motokey Social to get the most out of many social networks. The product shots show Twitter and YouTube alongside Facebook on the screen.  As for the button itself, according to the Motorola website it gives you one button access to your pictures, links, and to keep up with your friends.

The rest of the specs are reminiscent of a entry level to midrange device:
2.4 inch 320×420 pixel QVGA TFT LCD display
No word on processor
3 mega pixel rear facing camera with no flash
Video capture at 30fps
910 mah battery

If you’re a die hard Facebooker you may want to check this one out. No word on pricing or availability just yet. You can check out  the product page here

source: BGR

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  • Keithsolverson1

    Looks like a crackberry price of crap :-/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001543071869 Elatia Grimshaw

    if the htc status failed, what makes motorola think this will succeed?