Motorola Citrus Launches on Verizon Wireless


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Oct 20, 2009
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It's now official, the Motorola Citrus Android phone is coming to Verizon. This little 3" Bing search powered phone will launch for $49 after rebate and 2 year contract. Now while I'm more excited about the Pro, Merge and Incredible HD, I'm sure this will find it's place in the Android Phone world. However, is it starting to feel like the market is getting flooded with these lower end devices? Do you think this effects the Android Community in a positive or negative way?

For more discussions on the Citrus, be sure to visit the Motorola Citrus Form on DF! Check out the entire press release below:

Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola CITRUS™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 4G LTE network with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless tomorrow for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Powered by Android™ 2.1, Motorola CITRUS delivers an affordable, entry-level, customizable smartphone experience in a compact design that is easy on both the eyes and the earth. The full HTML Web browser comes preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience, while the easy-to-use on-screen QWERTY keyboard or Swype® keyboard allow for quick messaging. Get fast access to Web apps and services such as Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™; and customize your phone with free and paid apps available from Android Market™. Plus, the CITRUS phone housing is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, is CarbonFree® Certified through an alliance with, and is PVC and BFR free. The packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual is made using 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based ink. Additional features and specifications on the Motorola CITRUS are available at Verizon Wireless And Motorola Unveil Motorola CITRUS.

Verizon Wireless customers who purchase Motorola CITRUS will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Motorola CITRUS customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and a Data Package (beginning at $15 monthly access for 150 MB). Customers can track their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available in Android Market or by logging on to their My Verizon account online at For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 4G LTE network with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.


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May 3, 2010
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I think this will affect the community positively! For those who cannot afford huge phones, or don't need much features, or are new to smartphones, a $49 dollar droid may be a great idea for them!

Plus, I think this is a really sharp and cool looking phone.


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Nov 4, 2010
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I don't think I'm the target demographic for this phone, but I guess it will have its place. The "green" marketing just gets more and more pervasive, doesn't it? I think most cardboard packaging is at least partially post-consumer recycled paper by now, and if you really want to make an an environmental impact with the user manual, stop offering a printed user manual!