Motorola Citrus announced at CTIA Fall 2010

by Mark R

We have already reported on the supposed “BlackBerry killer” Motorola Droid Pro, and Motorola is pouring out many phones at CTIA Fall 2010 this week.

One of these is the Citrus, this phone is powered by Android 2.1, and there isn’t any word on a Froyo (Android 2.2) update. The Citrus has a curved design as well as an “easy-to-use on-screen QWERTY keyboard” on a full capacitive touchscreen display for “fluid flick, swipe, and pinch-to-zoom navigation”.

Also on deck is BACKTRACK, a touch panel located in back of the device which lets users navigate and scroll through e-mails, home screens, websites, as well as music, without even obstructing the display.

Another feature is the seven home screen panels, which can be arranged for many varities of shortcuts, applications, and widgets.

Apparently, the Citrus is also good for the environment, as the housing is 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, and certified CarbonFree through and alliance with Carbonfund.org, as well as being PVC and BFR free. Even the packaging is 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual 100 percent recycled paper with soy-based ink.

You should be able to purchase the Citrus sometime in Q4 from Verizon Wireless, but we have received no word on a price as yet.

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