The device manufacturers aren’t wasting any time showing off their new gadgets at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Motorola today unveiled the Android-powered QUENCH with MOTORBLUR, the company’s proprietary social networking UI.
The QUENCH is a 3.1-inch touchscreen smartphone, with pinch-and-zoom navigation. The Quench also includes support for Adobe Flash Lite. According to a press release, the new device will be available beginning the first quarter of 2010. In the U.S., it will be called CLIQ XT and be available next month exclusively through T-Mobile USA. Pricing was not immediately available.
The device is Motorola’s eighth Android device globally.
The QUENCH highlights a unique music player that connects to the Web and social media networks. The service allows users to buy and instantly download music from an MP3 store while integrating third-party apps such as TuneWiki, SoundHound, GoTV, and YouTube.
Additional specs for the QUENCH, which runs Android 1.5, include dual microphones and noise cancellation technology, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, Wi-Fi, aGPS, turn-by-turn navigation through Google maps, stereo Bluetooth and up to 32GB of expandable SD memory.