While half of the world is going gaga over Palm Pre, Motorola has quietly introduced new its new Karma QA1 smartphone. This QWERTY slider phone offers single click access to social networking apps like Facebook, MySpace or JuiceCaster. Karma QA1, a portrait-slider phone, will be offered in U.S. through a $79.99 (Rs. 3,840 approx.) AT&T contract from June 28.
Motorola Karma QA1 comes with a 2.5-inch QVGA (240x320) display that is good enough for watching TV shows or movies. Meant mainly for social networking enthusiasts, this QWERTY slider allows configuring social networking site shortcuts on the home screen.
Karma QA1 is a 3G ready phone with support for quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and dual band 3G support. Motorola has packed WHERE Maps and GPS app that will work with AT&T's Navigator service to provide turn by turn directions.
The 2 megapixel camera has 8x digital zoom and obviously we can't expect a high quality. This phone has up to 100MB internal memory and expandable with up to 16GB microSD memory card. Check out the features of Karma QA1 phone below:
Network: 3G 850/1900 Dual Band; GSM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900; GPRS / EDGE Class 10 Display: 2.5 QVGA 240x320 262k Camera: 2.0 megapixel with 8x digital zoom Memory: 100MB user available memory, MicroSD up to 16 GB Connectivity: Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0 Full Speed, 3.5mm Headset Jack Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM with presence, Email (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP), Message Threading Battery: 1170 mAh Talk Time: 3.5 hours (3G) Standby Time: approx. 366 hours (3G)
We don't know if Motorola will be offering this phone separate from AT&T branding later.