Cellular South was the first regional carrier in the United States to pledge support for Android and today they announced a “whole new lineup of Android smartphones” is coming soon. No specific models were mentioned, but they did tease us by saying, “a true game-changer” is coming very soon.
If the image on Cellular South’s site is the actual phone, it could turn out to be the Motorola Droid. When the image is zoomed in on, you can clearly see the mic hole and upper bezel of the slide out screen. It would make sense that Cellular South would pick the Droid since their network type is CDMA, same as Verizon. Cellular South’s first Android phone was the HTC Hero, which was the same model as Sprint’s version.
I honestly have no idea how the regional carriers work when it comes to phones and exclusives. Motorola has shipped the Droid/Milestone all over the world, so we assume they would offer it up to Cellular South. The Droid remains the best selling Android phone to date, so we can think of a million reasons why another carrier would want it.
Maybe now that Verizon has launched the Droid Incredible, their exclusive deal with the Droid has expired. I guess we wait and find out.