By Chuong Nguyen | August 22, 2010 12:36 AM
The Motorola Kobe has recently been spotted going through certification at the WiFi Alliance and may be AT&T’s answer to rival Verizon Wireless’ Motorola Droid X. The device will be more compact than the Droid X with a screen measuring 3.5 inches, but will still sport the same FWVGA resolution at 480 X 854 pixels. Unlike Verizon Wireless’ recent Motorola handsets, which sport 1 GHz processors, the Motorola Kobe for AT&T is said to have an 800 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor; whether the CPU is an actual 800 MHz processor or if it’s something more advanced that’s been under-clocked to preserve battery life isn’t known at this time. The CPU will use an integrated PowerVR SGX 530 graphics chip and come with 512 MB of RAM. There will be 2 GB of storage, a 3-megapixel camera without flash, and Android 2.1 with Motorola’s widgets UI.
The Kobe sounds like an advanced mid-range phone. It’s smaller screen size is comparable to the iPhone and should help keep the device compact. The Kobe will be a good competitor to the HTC Aria, also on AT&T, with its compact size. The lower camera resolution and lack of HD video capture holds the device back, if true, from more high-end devices, like the Samsung Captivate and Motorola Droid X.
The Motorola Kobe bears the model number MB520.