Motorola MOTOROI coming to UK, 8MP camera, 720p, Android 2.1?

12 May, 2010

The Motorola Sholes rumors flip-flopped between specs and countries, but it turns out there are several versions. One with 8MP camera and 720p video recording is coming to the UK with some other specs updates as well, compared to the South Korea-bound MOTOROI.

We've seen this specific model under quite a few different names. First, it was the Motorola Sholes Tablet in a roadmap, then the XT701 for China, then of course the MOTOROI for South Korea. They all had specs variations - in the camera department mostly.

Now, Motorola have confirmed that another variant on the XT701 / MOTOROI recipe will be coming to the UK - but with an 8MP camera rather than 5MP, while still keeping the 720p video recording and the xenon flash.

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Motorola XT701 - the UK version should look very similar Image source

The UK version of the MOTOROI will feature a faster CPU (no specific frequency was mentioned though). Other notable features include the mini-HDMI port, Android 2.1, the MOTOBLUR interface (carriers can choose not to use it though) and faster HSPA.

The new Motorola Sholes or whatever they name it should help Motorola fight off high-end Android handsets from HTC and Sony Ericsson, which offer faster CPUs and better cameras than the Motorola MILESTONE.

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