Motorola has lately declared the novel Fire and Fire XT Android smart phones. The Fire XT is the more expensive touch phone, when the Fire is the cheaper of the 2 and is of the touch and type variety. The number of mobiles releasing with touch and type practicality is with the rise. Read on to detect it.


The Motorola Fire arrives in a shiny black cover and has a silver coated rim running along the slopes of the device. The plan appears small as the Black Berry Curve series albeit with a bigger display. The rear and front of the mobile is glossy and pulls much more fingerprints and scratches. As far as the physical keyboard is pertained, there’s no spacing among each key and this might be problematic for individual with big hands. Still, a slender dent exists with each key to separate it from the other ones.


It’s a touch and type device thus there’s a physical QWERTY keyboard along with the four standard capacitive buttons in the front. The top lies of the headphone jack and the power button. The charging port is housed on the left, when the volume rocker and camera button is located on the right of the device. The micro SD card slot is settled below the battery, thus there’s no hot swapping available. It weighs 110 grams, hence it’s rather light.


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The phone operates with a 600MHz processor. The phone arrives with Motorola’s custom UI, the Moto Switch, and we couldn’t detect anything but cons about the user interface in terms of experience and fluidity.


The resolution of the phone is very low (240 x 320 pixels) and it becomes rather evident whilst easy viewing the home screen wallpaper on the 2.8-inch display. Moto Switch is very sluggish and much more number of times the phone only hung or showed a black display. A simple swipe via the home screen is plenty to show the sluggishness. A lot of times there’s a time lag between the instant a key is pressed on the keyboard and the instant it’s registered on the display.

You had definitely not expect something as that from a ‘smart phone’ at least. Even, Motorola have gone and removed the call shortcut by default and that’s only plain irritating. Evidently, you can keep a shortcut on your own, or you can double tap ALT and type the digits and press call in the Google search results you acquire. The one good thing about Moto Switch is that it affords you different home screen presets with dedicated widgets hence you can categorize them depended upon entertainment, business and so on.