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Droid lookalike Motorola Zhiling on Sale in China from Dec 28

Motorola will start selling a smartphone similar to the Droid in China this month, but the phone will use China’s homegrown 3G standard and a China Mobile operating system.

The MT710, Motorola’s first smartphone made for the China Mobile Ophone brand, will go on sale in China on Dec. 28, a company representative said. Pricing was not available but the device, like all Ophones, will use a version of the Google Android operating system modified by China Mobile. The Droid offered by Verizon Wireless in the U.S. uses the normal Android operating system.
Unlike the Droid, the MT710 has no slide-out keyboard. But both handsets have a 3.7-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera and can be viewed sideways to browse the Internet or watch videos. Their faces also look similar with a few touch buttons below each of their screens. The full name of the Motorola phone, the MT710 Zhiling, uses Chinese characters that mean “intelligent” and “leader.”

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