Motorola MOTOKEY specs designed around social networking

By Posted 7 Nov 2011, 14:19

We all use our smartphones for slightly different things, however if you are a social networking junkie you probably find that a lot of modern day handsets offer far more functionality than you actually require, that’s perhaps why Motorola has just revealed the MOTOKEY Social to the world.

In many ways this is much like the HTC ChaCha which arrived earlier this year, it boasts a similar form-factor which is dominated by an inviting QWERTY keyboard and there is 2.4-inch touchscreen display which outputs at a resolution of 320 x 240. Motorola is heavily promoting the fact that it has been specifically designed to enhance your engagement with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Gmail – in fact there is even a dedicated Facebook key.

Despite the fact that this has been designed with data-intensive social networking functionality in mind, there is no 4G LTE or HSPA+ connectivity, instead you have GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EDGE Class 10, WCDMA 850/1900 and WiFi b/g (no N) – this suggests that it will not be all that expensive, however a price is currently unknown.

Initially we had hoped that this would run a customized version of Android, however by the look of things the MOTOKEY runs a be propriety platform which has been designed specifically with social networking in mind, we have to say that this will perhaps be its ‘Achilles heel’ as people these days prefer devices with establish operating systems installed.

You can see full technical specifications here, some things worth mentioning include its 3 megapixel camera, FM Radio, 910 mAh battery, MIDP 2.0 web browser, Bluetooth 2.1, 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM (50MB user available), 3.5mm headset jack and Micro USB port – we can’t tell whether there is a memory card slot. In terms of size it measures in at 105.5 x 60 x 9.98mm and weighs 87 grams.

Below we have embedded some images of the MOTOKEY, we think that it looks like a cross between a two-year old smartphone and a scientific calculator – in fact it has unimpressed us in every which way. We can only presume that it will have a ridiculously low price tag, however we will have to keep you posted as we hear more.

Are we wrong about the MOTOKEY Social?