Thursday, August 12, 2010

Motorola XT800 Android Experience

The unbox session is typically within seconds for most of us to reach out the gadget as soon as possible. And boot up a new gadget is always an excitement...


It takes 10 years for me to return to this I-quite-like logo (Ericsson > Motorola > Nokia > SonyEricsson > Nokia > WinMo phone > SonyEricsson > Motorola) but it takes only about a minute to get ready for some "fingering" tasks...


Slide right to unlock and get to the default home screen...


Nothing new if you experience iPhone before. Slide left or right to flip to other pages. Look at how many dots at both edges of the bottom of the screen to know which page you're at. Let's check out some action...


The video is no doubt blur by my C902. Hmmm... I need HD recording capability then. Let's try out a game...


This is not my first time experience with Android. I almost bought DROID 1 aka Milestone but... And 3 of my family members are happy owner of DROID Milestone for few month already. Based on my research, Android hasn't quite met my requirements yet in particular the seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook. Hence, I gave a pass at that time even though the price was damn bloody attractive! (Hint: I can buy 3 to match the price of 1 at the local market!)

Now when my bro handed this sexy iPhone killer to me (thanks bro), I was darn excited. I thought this could be the replacement to the 2 years old C902 Jack Bond as its camera button is wearing out. Unfortunately, BullehLand does not have any CDMA network, all service providers are on GSM network. Meaning, I only get GPRS (detailed spec) out from this phone! Furthermore, I realized this China model is not running the genuine Android. It seems to have stripped and locked down.


One obvious thing (based on my experience with Milestone) is missing of Market application on this xt800. The replacement is SHOP4APP. The other notable change is the original internet browser is replaced with another just like shown above.


Check out the system info doesn't give me any clue too. I guess this is part of the government censorship.

No 3G, no genuine Android (I got no time to root and mod it with custom OS, if any available) and the shape is too sexy and girlish to me, I like something square and boxy. So?

Stay tuned. ;)