Images surface of the WIND Mobile Motorola XT720

Ian Hardy

September 23, 2010 7:01pm


WIND Mobile’s newest device – the Android-powered Motorola XT720 – is about to hit store shelves and the rumours can be put to rest. This will be available tomorrow from what we hear for $450. Checking out these pics that our tipster sent us shows the XT720 in all its glory. Specs of the XT720 will come with OS 2.1, a 3.7-inch display (resolution of 480×854), WiFi, 8 megapixel camera, auto-focus, flash, records HD 720p videos and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

(Thanks Tipster!)

  • Jimmy M

    I remember reading that the XT720 only has 256 MB of RAM. Which is kind of a letdown. :(

    It’s an oddly shaped phone, I’ll give it that! XD

  • Carmine

    Is it a capacitive screen? If not, it’s just a larger U8100 which is a pain in the a*s to use.

    • cheenachatze

      It’s a capacitive screen. The reviews in Europe were done with the CPU speed capped at 550Mhz. This was raised to 720Mhz just a few days ago, so it will be interesting to see the specs on the Wind variant.

  • cheenachatze

    The HTC Desire costs the same with no contract on Telus, and it’s a faster phone. Wind would have served their customers better if they offered the Nexus One, instead of the XT720. Still, it’s a move in the right direction for Wind.

  • Meshach David

    Does it have a qwerty keyboard?

  • Peter

    no keyboard, just touchscreen

  • TayTay

    That box doesn’t look like WIND packaging.

    • cstewbacca

      wind blackberries are not in wind packaging either

  • JAWG

    N_I_G_GE_R phone

  • steven schwartz

    I wish it was a bit more affordable but I will save up a bit for it. Kudos for wind finally getting a decent higher end phone. now if they could get a good 250.00 android it would be total win for wind

  • Mark

    I wonder if Wind will ever get the Nexus? Soon it will be too late, and the only ways to get one are from Google as a developer or through Videotron or some international provider. Still, the 850Mhz version remains exclusive, which I like very much :) *Happy Nexus One Owner* I have yet to see another one in existence yet lol.

  • cheenachatze

    Wind has endorsed using the Nexus One on its website since the beginning, when Google sold it directly. The XT720 may not be the best Android phone, but it does have a couple of features that are first on an Android phone, namely the Xenon flash, and HDMI output. This gives Wind bragging rights, and it should. Selling the Nexus One would be nice for Android fans, but it would make Wind look like “me too”. And selling the Galaxy S, would definitely look like “me too”, because EVERYONE sells it. However, selling the XT720 allows Wind to say “For the first time in Canada, and only on Wind”. So there is marketing logic behind this.

    • Rocco StiffReddi

      “For the first time in Canada, and only on Wind”. Um Videotron had it first. So I guess Wind can not say that huh

      They can say ” we have the network that fails often and now 4 call in centers. ” 2 in Canada 1 in Egypt and 1 in India.

      love the 100% Canadian owned and operated stance they have!

      go wind.. just go.

    • phuzzykiller

      I fail to understand how selling one of the best phones out at the moment (Nexus One OR the Galaxy S) would be doing a “me too!” kind of thing. I currently own an N1, and would buy another in a heart beat. Maybe, instead of worrying how they might look to people (like yourself), Wind should just offer top of the line phones also.
      (that and they need to come to Kitchener)

  • Jimmy J

    I have the screenshot of it listed on their website. No image available though. Priced as expected at $450. Just give me a place to post the pic.

  • george

    didnt google stop selling the nexus one?

  • WISC

    Remember Clearnet when they first launched (now telus). They came out with one phone and one phone only for God knows how long. Now they’re telus and one of the big three. You have to walk before you can run and so far wind is walking pretty fast. I defintely think they’ll get to where they’re going. Just as long as they get some money hungry douche bags running them like the big three, my bets are on wind.

  • JAWG

    I actually remember my first Sony Clearnet phone and wasn’t bad,however pretty big sucker and you needed a holster to carry it…still no dropped calls and served it’s purpose.

    On the douche bag front I only see a couple…the ones running Wind and Orascom.They are worse than any provider and in the end we will see who was right.