Its not my first encounter with an Android, but this was the longest experience for me. (Yah! I’m WOLS.)
Yesterday, Motorola and SingTel launched the first Android-powered device by Motorola. Yes, the brand which has been least talked about (at least among people around me) for awhile. The last time I used/touched one Moto was about a year ago, where their agency offered me to test out the Zn5. Personal impression of the brand from way back, its a businessman brand. My 10.10 mins with the Motorola DEXT last night changed my mindset and I find it more social than business-sy.
With a tagline “Everything else is anti-social”, the phone did meet partial of my expectation. With so many mobile brands popping up with their own version of social phones, the Motorola DEXT did impress me a little more. Especially the Motoblur service that comes with it.
Unlike other brands, who try too hard to create their own social networking platform, Motorola has embraced and brought together all the popular social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, mySpace and many others, into Motoblur. Allowing users to connect and broadcast their content to these platforms which they already own. Sadly, I don’t remember seeing flickr as part of it (cos its by Yahoo?).
Experience the Motorola DEXT this weekend at iluma, Bugis! You may just get hooked to the smoothness. How much is it I hear you ask? Here’s a copy of the pricing with SingTel plans:
Customers on SingTel’s free incoming call plans (excluding 3G Flexi plans) can sign up for mSocial at a promotional price of S$5.35/month (usual price is S$9.90). mSocial is free for customers who sign up for the latest enhanced 3G Flexi plans that come with 12GB of local data, starting from S$39/month, with local data usage capped at S$30.
For full press release, go to Techielobang’s blog.
In the meantime, you might want to check out their Facebook page – ImSocial. A campaign calling out to social networkers to form the first photo mosaic created via a social media platform. More details here.