Last week, rumors came out reporting a near release for the Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR by Bell. Best Buy opened preorders for the device and pricing rumors pegged the DEXT at $79.95 on a 3-year agreement.
Back in March, Bell confirmed plans to carry the Motorola DEXT but at the time revealed no pricing or release date. At this point, we have pricing but will no word on a releaes date until today.
New reports now point to a May 14, 2010 release date for the Motorola DEXT. The device will be available at both Bell and Best Buy locations nationally, with many Bell store locations already receiving demo units.
According to Bell,
“The Motorola Dext smartphone aligns with Bell’s strategy of offering a growing selection of Android smartphones. Today, Android is the second most popular mobile platform in the US and is now shipping over 60,000 handsets per day. Motorola Dext stands out among a growing number of Android devices. With unique social integration and security features offered by MOTOBLUR at no additional charge, Motorola has demonstrated its competitive edge in the mobile market. Dext will be a welcome addition to Bell’s growing portfolio of Android smartphones, with many more to come.”
The Bell document also details small changes that will appear on customers invoices that opt to purchase the Motorola DEXT.
“…customers will see the following line item appear on their invoices. It will help to identify they do have access to these services currently and to remind them to make the most of it. The line item will also help to illustrate the value of the services that Bell is bringing to clients.: “Motorola MOTOBLUR services……..$0.00”
The new invoice line will not add fees to a customers invoice but simply indicate that the customer is using the MOTOBLUR services included with their device.
Some of the Motorola DEXT tech specs include:
- Android OS 1.5 with MOTOBLUR
- 3.1-inch display (resolution of 320 x 480)
- Full Qwerty keyboard
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and video
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 32GB storage with MicroSD card
- aGPS with Google Maps