Oct 06 AT 8:00 PM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

Motorola’s secret Android phone makes an appearance

Today we learned that Verizon will be launching two Android phones this year. Thanks to the Associated Press, we now know which phones may be coming soon. Images were posted with today’s press release which pictured the Google CEO and Verizon CEO holding new Android phones (Update: The AP has now taken down the photos).

Eric Schmidt and Lowell McAdam show off new Android phones

Eric Schmidt and Lowell McAdam show off new Android phones.

Eric Schmidt was holding what is believed to be the HTC Desire and Lowell McAdam was holding the Motorola phone without a name.

Engadget has an enhanced photo of the phone and we can clearly see it is the Motorola device everyone has been referring to as Sholes/Tao/Droid.

The Motorola phone with a dozen names.

The Motorola phone with a dozen names.

We had expected to hear some official news on the Motorola Verizon phone this week, but nothing has been announced so far. That has not stopped the entire web from speculating when the device might launch.

  • Gizmodo reports that Verizon will launch the Motorola phone before black Friday (November 27, 2009).
  • BoyGeniusReport thinks the Motorola phone will come October 30, 2009.
  • BGR is also reporting Sam’s Club will offer the Motorola phone this holiday season.

This Motorola phone has been the most leaked Android phone that still has no official announcement. Motorola has been extra secretive about the device, but they keep saying over and over that a 2nd Android phone (1st is the Cliq) will be coming this year.

Samsung, HTC, and AT&T could be announcing new Android phones this week, so maybe Motorola is holding out till the last possible moment before announcing the phone. Who knows, maybe we will just walk into Best Buy next month and find one sitting on the shelf.

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