Motorola Charm spotted in the wild

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from  Atlanta, GA
| July 5, 2010

A few days ago, the Motorola Charm was teased via a back to school teaser poster courtesy of T-Mobile.  Also known as the "Motorola Basil" or "Project Basil," the Charm is expected to be sporting Android 2.1 and some sort of enhanced version of MOTOBLUR.  It just so happens that our friends over at TmoNews have received the first image of the device posing in the wild.  The source that leaked the image mentioned that there's a touchpad on the back of the phone similar to AT&T's Motorola Backflip.  Weird, but ok, let's just run with it.  He was unable to confirm that the Charm is running Android 2.1, but they did say that the screen is roughly 3-inches.

Additionally, it looks like T-Mobile is starting to send out supporting material labeled "Motorola Basil Project," to several T-Mobile retail stores, purportedly to prepare them for the upcoming launch of the Charm, which is expected (yet still unannounced) to happen toward the end of this month.  T-Mobile seems to be putting a lot of effort into this less-than-exciting device, so I hope they have some trick up their sleeve otherwise, I'll just be waiting for the Samsung Vibrant, thanks.

Via TmoNews, Engadget