First front facing QWERTY Android device coming to T-Mobile, Motorola Charm

T-Mobile will be adding to its extensive Google Android offerings with the Motorola Charm. This also happens to be the first front facing QWERTY Android device.

We heard some recent rumors of a QWERTY Android device coming soon to T-Mobile the past few weeks and I just read over on PhoneScoop that Motorola announced the Motorola Charm for T-Mobile USA. You may recall I ordered an Agora Pro back in late 2008 that was supposed to be the first front facing QWERTY Android device, but that device turned out to be vaporware and my money was refunded. The Motorola Charm is certainly coming and while it looks a bit odd, it may be appealing to those Sidekick users who cannot upgrade to another Sidekick now that T-Mobile has killed off that line.

The Motorola Charm runs Google Android 2.1 with the latest MOTOBLUR UI. It has a 2.8 inch touchscreen display with front facing QWERTY keyboard. The design is short and chunky looking, but may be better in person than in photos. It has a unique BACKTRACK navigation pad, similar to the way the Backflip had a touch sensitive are on the back, that is designed to let you navigate while having the full display viewable for browsing, email, etc. Motorola is also providing support for Moto Phone Portal on the Charm so you can manage the phone's data from a web browser through USB or a WiFi connection. Additional specs include a 3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD card slot, and second microphone for better voice quality.

It is expected to launch this summer on T-Mobile for an undisclosed price.