Motorola Fire, Android 2.3 powered phone, is now in India for the price of Rs. 8999. Flipkart has listed the launch price as Rs. 9200 and now it is showing up as Rs. 8999. Motorola Fire is a touch screen and QWERTY phone and is a perfect competitor for the recently released LG Optimus Pro.
Motorola is getting smart. Not sure if it already got the brains of Google, but Motorola is pushing their handsets through some aggressive price cuts. It started with Motorola Charm which is now selling for Rs. 6999 and is continuing with Motorola Fire. A price cut of 200 rupees in a day.
LG Optimus Pro got company.
Motorola Fire is powered by ARM 11 600 MHz processor, 2.8 inch TFT touch screen, 256 MB RAM and 3 megapixel camera. It has an in-built memory of 150MB which can be expanded to 32 GB. Fire comes with FM radio and can act as WiFi hotspot.
Connectivity : WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth
What we think of Motorola Fire?
We are in a fix. We have never seen two similar products being launched by two rival companies with such an aggressive pricing. LG Optimus Pro is the other product I am referring to. Motorola Fire looks great, have decent specifications and whatever holds good for LG Optimus Pro holds good for Motorola Fire. Here are the four reasons :
- Motorola’s strong brand recall. Indians still prefer foreign brands and the fact that it is competing with the likes of Spice Mi 310, Micromax A70, and Karbonn A1 is an advantage for Motorola Fire.
- Blackberry appeal : With the QWERTY on Optimus Pro, the phone would suddenly be a favorite for business folks. It got the potential to chip away some of the Blackberry crowd.
- Android 2.3 : Motorola Fire is the cheapest Android 2.3 powered phone in the circuit. Though what’s inside 2.3 is something only a few are interested, when someone buys a phone, they make sure they get the latest and greatest.
- Price : Of course. Many a manufacturers have gone wrong with the price and a few have gone right with the price. Motorola is getting it right, off late.
Motorola Fire is also running for the hottest Android phone on the circuit along with LG Optimus Pro.