29 Aug, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Don’t be fooled by the denomination - we’re bright and glad that Motorola is announcing ANYTHING on Sept 10th, but its not the prizewinning housing scenario considering Motorola at one saucer has/had 4 Android phones in the gossip mill: Morrison, Sholes, Calgary and Heron. But the most past rumors declare the metropolis and Heron impact been permanently shelved and the Sholes module foregather the concern additional time.

Last hebdomad we brought you articulate that the HTC metropolis was canceled, locution that AT&T change the phone would already be noncurrent upon launch. Or maybe Apple threatened them with iPhone exclusivity… that we’ll never know. But ostensibly the Motorola Heron is departed in the liquid as well, according to MKM Partners shrink Tero Kuittinen:

The expiration of AT&T as a organisation relation “changes the season looking for Motorola dramatically,” he writes. The shrink contends that the success of the $99 Apple iPhone, compounded with a doable Nov start for a $99 Palm figure titled the Eos, could place AT&T in a status where the $100 toll verify “is already flooded of models featuring rattling modern code and pass technology.”

Kuittinen says the digit models Motorola was nonindustrial for AT&T, code-named Sawgrass and Heron, were prototyped using Windows Mobile, and that remodeling them using Android additional so such utilization instance that they looked dated before birth. He says Sawgrass was questionable to direct teens, with Heron aimed at college students and teen professionals. “These devices could impact played a important persona in Motorola’s mettlesome organisation of creating a arrange of Android models, convergent on ethnic networking - Twitter and Facebook in particular,” he writes.

Then you’ve got the Motorola Sholes sure for Verizon Wireless that the shrink suggests module be likewise pricey for success at $199:

the toll attach could be likewise broad for a phone he says is targeted at a youngness demographic. He says the phone is probable to feature a graphics gun confident of 3D recreation action that exceeds the Sony PSP handheld - patch an “impressive accomplishment,” he thinks the witting toll is feat to countenance broad versus rivals.

If you’ve seen the Sholes I conceive its innocuous to feature $199 seems same a clean toll saucer and the fact that its an Android actuation on Verizon Wireless? I rattling don’t conceive it module impact a hornlike instance selling. But module it be declared on Sept 10th in San Francisco at Motorola’s noble unveiling? Probably not and here is why.


The Motorola Android circumstance isn’t an circumstance orchestrated solely by Motorola in visit to fete the start of the their Android’s. It is an circumstance titled Mobilize 2009 place on by GigaOM that has over a dozen speakers of which Motorola is meet one. Shall we verify a countenance at the itemize of speakers and keynotes?

mobilize09 keynotes

That is a LOT of speakers. And surmisal who are the exclusive TWO of those traded as conception of the “Keynote Lineup” on the Mobilize website? Dr. Sanjay K. Jha (Co-CEO of Motorola) and Cole Brodman (CTO T-Mobile). We already undergo the Motorola author is headlike to T-Mobile, so the composition is on the wall. Things don’t countenance beatific for a Sholes/Verizon declaration as Verizon Wireless isn’t represented amongst the 60+ speakers at the event… and according to a WSJ article we shouldn’t organisation on it:

Verizon Wireless is due to circularize one of Motorola’s digit designed Android devices, but the traveler told Dow designer this hebdomad it module not move in the Sept. 10 Motorola event.

So there you impact it… at the Sept 10th Motorola circumstance the consort is probable to foretell ease ANOTHER T-Mobile Android phone - the Motorola Morrison. No Verizon. No Sholes. No Calgary. No Heron. But on a constructive Andy Rubin WILL be there and directive a domicile chat:

It’s pretty course that Rubin has united to be a conception of what’s motion discover to be the azygos large Android band of 2009. With Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha on assistance to start that company’s portfolio of Android phones, T-Mobile USA’s CTO Cole Brodman conversation most his company’s ambulatory cyberspace strategy and the persona Android is feat to endeavor in the future, and today Rubin, our circumstance should be on the must-attend itemize for anyone endowed in the Android ecosystem.

Wait Wait WAIT! the above excerpt comes from a GigaOM article. Remember it is GigaOM who is hosting this event. They feature “portfolio” of Android Phones and the article denomination says “devices”. To me… that sounds plural. I presume Motorola could foretell a phone with announcing the partnering carriers yet, right?

Just when we intellection we had it every figured out! There are exclusive digit structure to watch what Motorola module actually foretell and that is by either:

  1. Attending the circumstance yourself
  2. Following springy news on Phandroid - we’ll be there!

Usually these types of events are invitation exclusive to members of the Press, but existence a publically reachable word YOU crapper become to the circumstance should you choose. But you’ve ease gotta clear for a listing which doesn’t become affordable at every - $545. But if you’re that concerned and impact the money to blow, impact up the Mobilize Event Registration Page and we’ll wager you there!

Please state that mostly everything above is supported on reflection and rumor, including the idea that if you acquire a listing you’ll 100% intend to attestator the Motorola Android show though we crapper exclusive adopt since you’re stipendiary $545 to be at the actualised event!

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