Motorola DEXT – Motorola's first Google Android phone launched

Motorola has emerged from its slumber with a genuinely exciting looking phone – its first Google Android handset, the Motorola DEXT. With a slide-out

Motorola has emerged from its slumber with a genuinely exciting looking phone – its first Google Android handset, the Motorola DEXT.

With a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen, the Motorola DEXT's real exciting feature is its skinned interface. Dubbed Motoblur, it aggregates your online life on its homescreen.

Motorola claims the Motorola DEXT is the first handset to provide live feeds for Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Gmail, Yahoo and Last.fm on the homescreen. It'll also throw your text messages and contacts into that mix.

That might all sound a little overwhelming but the Motoblur interface puts your information into categories – 'Happenings' for status updates from Facebook, Twitter and the like, 'Messages' for text and email and 'Social Status' for your own updates. There's also sections for News Feeds and a Calendar.

Besides its serious sociability, the Motorola DEXT has a 5MP camera with autofocus and a 3.5mm headphone jack to accomodate your favourite cans. A generous 32GB of onboard storage is a welcome feature too.

We're currently waiting on pricing but the Motorola DEXT will be out next month (October) exclusively on Orange.

So Facebook fiends and Twitter tyrants, tell us, what do you think of the Motorola DEXT? Is it a contender to become your social media weapon of choice?