The second half of 2010 is going to be a very busy year for Motorola. The handset maker is fully focused on Android in hopes of returning to profitability and plans to launch at least 20 smartphones this year (eight are already out, so a dozen remain).
Speaking at an investor conference Thursday, Motorola Co-CEO Sanjay Jha announced his company would be bringing two new Android smartphones to Verizon Wireless in July. No specifics were given, but we think Motorola will target the high-end consumer with the Shadow (aka Droid 2 or XTRM) and go for the kiddies with the Flipout.
The Motorola Shadow could top the Droid Incredible and original Droid as Verizon’s fastest Android phone. Android benchmarks have revealed that the Shadow MB810 is the top performer behind only the Nexus One with Android 2.2.
Verizon is quickly becoming the carrier for high-end Android phones. Which Motorola devices do you hope they launch this summer?
“If [customers] think Android, that’s the generic. If they think Droid, that’s going to be the latest and the greatest on our network.”Lowell McAdamCEO Verizon Wireless