Dual SIM aficionados can breathe little easier now. We are picking up chatter that Motorola is bringing a dual SIM Android phone to India. Motorola Glam XT800 is a dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) 3G phone with 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen. It has a HDMI port, 5 megapixel camera, GPS and WiFi. Motorola Glam has 256 MB RAM and runs on a 550MHz TI processor.
The specs are not confirmed yet and are collated from various sources. Motorola already has 7 Android phones in the Indian market. This is apparently an old phone launched in China and South Korea in August of 2010. Also an improved version of the phone running 1GHz processor is launched. Not sure why Motorola is recycling the phones which are already launched elsewhere.
To start with this is an old phone running a slow processor. The dual SIM could not be much of a use as there are few CDMA operators in India. A dual SIM (GSM+GSM) has proved to be a super hit among Indian consumers. Either Motorola did not learn from Nokia’s failure and Micromax success or it is just trying to test the waters. Either way the phone might not just work in India. We will soon know, but launching an old phone in India – not cool. India’s is no country for old phones.
I Really do not agree with you Sriram..
To start with There is not even a single dual sim android phone as yet available in India.
More over to say that cdma + gsm is not needed really shows the lack of any study.
there are more than 100m cdma customers in India and there is a very very limited option in androids for CDMA guys. So i really think this is a really nice move. But since you have not mentioned the price it is really difficult to comment if it can be a value for money stuff!! hope it is priced under 9-10k for the slower processor and under 16k for the faster one!.
Opinion is different from study. What I have stated here is my opinion. GSM operators vs CDMA operators — What's the ratio? If you are launching a dual SIM phone why not go with the tested route? That's the only thing I wanted to mention here. Nothing else. If it is needed then good for Motorola.