Smartphone to include everything but the kitchen sink


  • TECH
  • Monday, 14 Jun 2010

WASHINGTON: Motorola has been busy at the drawing board, working on a series of features in order to deliver a 2GHz smartphone that would render current smartphones and even some mobile computers obsolete by the end of 2010.

According to a June 9 article on technology blog Conceivably Tech, Sanjay Jha, chief executive officer of Motorola’s consumer business and mobile devices division, revealed that Motorola is looking to replace employees’ netbooks with powerful smartphones within the next two years.

Motorola is also working on a mobile device that will be twice as fast as Apple’s recently announced iPhone 4. Motorola said the 2GHz (the rate at which most computers processes data) smartphone will be released before the end of the year.

An anonymous Motorola executive told Conceivably Tech that “this new phone is intended to incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today.

It will be based on Android, and include, like the iPhone 4, a gyroscope and add an nVidia Tegra-based graphics processor with full Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration.

A second Motorola device made the news on June 10 after images, specs and videos of a device dubbed the Droid 2 appeared on the Web courtesy of Android-centric web blog Droid Life.

Droid Life shows the phone with an upgraded physical Qwerty keyboard.

The blog says it will run Android 2.1, have a 3.7in screen, a 750MHz processor, WiFi tethering, 8GB internal storage, a 5-megapixel camera, and a brand new version of Motorola’s push-based social networking service Motoblur.

While the specs are a slight improvement on the first edition of the Droid, they pale in comparison to Android-powered phones like the Evo, the Droid Incredible and Google’s own Nexus One — handsets that are already shipping in some markets.

Photographs and a video of the unannounced and unreleased Droid 2 can be found at http://bit.ly/9mNn01 and http://bit.ly/cdCNGc. — Relaxnews

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