Korea’s First Android 2.0 Handset is the ‘Motoroi’

The first Android 2.0 handset to arrive is Korea will be Motorola’s “Motoroi“.  Available exclusively through SK Telecom starting in early February, the Motoroi features an 8 megapixel camera, a 3.7-inch high-definition WVGA screen.  Speaking of high-def, the handset also features 720p video recording and  HDMI output to play your HD videos directly to your HDTV.    The cost of the phone ends up around 900,000 won, or $800 USD, which is right about the same price as the iPhone in South Korea’s market.

MOTOROI is a smart phone without compromise, delivering a wiser, richer web and messaging experience with the most delightful touch-interface you have ever experienced, all made possible through the combination of Motorola’s expertise in design, a truly differentiated Android experience, and the power of SK Telecom’s network. – Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices.

If the Motoroi looks a tad familiar to you, it’s because we’ve reported it previously as the Sholes Tablet/XT701.  You guys feeling the hip on the side?

Source: Press Release

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6602 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like


A quick review of Android 4.0.4 ICS on the Droid RAZR MAXX

Android 4.0.4 is finally rolling out to the Verizon Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, and we got our hands on it. The update will make these 2 popular Droid phones

News and Rumors

LG Optimus Big Coming Soon to Korea

We reported on a leaked image of the LG Optimus Big a while ago, putting it in the rumor column until more info came out. Now, all has fallen into place as the company has announced the device will be launching April 28 in Korea. There are times where we wished we lived in Korea to get the cool goodies they do over there!

News and Rumors

Android SDK Updated

Google announced on the Android Developers blog that the Android 2.2 SDK has been updated to match the most recent system image that was pushed to the Nexus One (FRF91). In the


  1. Dan
    January 18, 19:55 Reply

    Would love to get one here in Canada if the 3G bands are compatible with Rogers

  2. Jarett
    January 19, 02:01 Reply

    I thought it was called "Motor Oil" at first.

Leave a Reply