Motorola Fire due to arrive next month

Motorola are planning to roll out their Fire handset here in the UK next month. Looking like a slightly cheaper version of the Pro, this has a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.8″ screen and is powered by Android 2.3.

Targetting the “youth” market this has a 3 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, FM radio, WiFi, 3.5mm audio, aGPS and a raft of sensors. The device also promises “Bets in class battery life” and has a special “Moto Switch” function to flicking into a friends-centric mode when you’ve finished work.

No news just yet on how much the new Google-owned company will be charging, but it should arriving in shops in a matter of weeks. Get an overview of the handset in the video below..

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Click on for more pics and the full press release..

Motorola Fire due to arrive next month

Motorola Mobility Brings Colour, Fun and Functionality into the UK Smartphone Market with Motorola FIRE™

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With a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8-inch touchscreen, Motorola’s budget-friendly smartphone offers the fun of social media in a personalised package

Basingstoke, UK – August 24, 2011 ─ Never compromise individuality with the new, budget-friendly Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola Mobility. The fashionable Motorola FIRE™ smartphone offers a full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen display and ultimate personalisation options users expect from the fun and versatile Android platform. The Motorola FIRE is expected to be available in the UK towards the end of September.

Motorola FIRE has a sleek, modern design and a sophisticated finish. Its full QWERTY keyboard and 2.8-inch touchscreen display provide the perfect combination of tools for emailing, texting and browsing the Web. Users can stay in constant contact with friends and family through the world’s leading social media applications.

Motorola FIRE also comes with best-in-class battery life, allowing users to talk, browse the Web, text, play games and videos all day long1. Motorola FIRE also has the Moto Switch user interface, which allows users to switch to a friends-centric mode when they finish work and head home for the day

“We are excited about extending our growing smartphone range in UK, and Motorola FIRE opens up new possibilities in the smartphone market. The device’s stylish design and its exciting and versatile social media applications will wow younger, tech-loving users in particular,” said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility EMEA.

Key features and specifications:

Motorola FIRE runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Access to thousands of apps in Android Market™
Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
2.8” QVGA touchscreen display
Full QWERTY keyboard
3MP camera
Moto Switch user interface allows users to shift easily into different modes
MicroSD card slot up to 32GB2
Access to Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™ and Web browsing
FM radio with radio data system (RDS) support
Wi-Fi conforming with 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n standards
E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
Assisted global positioning system (aGPS)
LED notifications
3.5mm audio jack
1420mAh battery; eight hours of talk time or 30 days of standby in 3G mode1

Learn more about the Motorola FIRE.