Motorola Calgary and IRONMAN to run on Android?
This article contains unofficial information.
And now, according to a BGR tipster inside the company, here comes Moto throwing their hat into the Android sweepstakes with the introduction of the Calgary. While every Android device we see is introduced with the same wallpaper featuring the giant analog clock hanging on the sky, surrounded by clouds, this device is pictured with a different photo that shows the earth from what could be an orbiting satellite and while not a big deal, the change is refreshing. The interface also looks personalized. The sliding QWERTY keyboard looks unique and interesting and in no way does it resemble the one found on the G1. Back when the year was fresh, the Schaumburg, Illinois based manufacturer said that they would be focusing on Android powered devices while also concentrating on quick and easy links to social network sites. This handset is expected to feature fast access to the latter. Availability date and pricing were not mentioned although a second quarter launch has been considered likely by the tipster.
Another Moto said to run on Android is the Motorola IRONMAN (this seems to be a codename) which is a slider with a full keyboard and nice features, according to BGR. The funny thing is that the sketch shows it with a Windows Mobile interface, instead of Android, so we are not sure if it is real and what OS it will run on.
In other Motorola news, the company has scrapped two handsets; the sleek looking Flash and the Inferno flip phone will not go into production. On the other hand, the company is supposed to be working on a high-end model called Rolex (its display is pictured below) with the same form factor as the Aura and made entirely from hardened glass. No word on whether this will have a limited run like the Aura or if the Rolex will be for mass consumption.
source: BGR, more
1. azndragonbuster (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 Apr 2008)
wow!!! the phones looks amazing!! i'd like to see how the u.i. is.. if its really an android or windows.. although the buttons look hard to press.. overall.. i think this phone is gorgeous! A for looks!!sry no A+..
2. bigfanboyred (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
beautiful phone. looking at the picture, doesnt look like there a camera on the back of the phone.
3. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)
What a crappy looking keyboard. Can you imagine texting with that POS?
4. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)
I agree, the Calgary would be hard to type with. The flat keyboard would make typos easy to make.
5. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
i disagree. it looks like the same cutout style as the razer wich even though the phone i hated the buttons were verry easy to use. this could work verry well i think. only tim will tell. motorola has to be getting desperat by now. with there backs against the wall i am hopfull they will come out with a great new idea that saves them. they have not since well i guess the razor.
6. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
The Calgary looks really awesome. i hope that the picture above is just a first sketch of the phone, because this phone probably wont sell as good if it doesn't have a camera, a 3.0 or 5.0mgpx would look good on this phone with a good Flash... also i hope it gos to Verizon (yeah i know it says Verizon on the phone but you never know?)
7. Maarek Stele (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Aug 2008)
That Screen is the MOTO Linux Screen, not the Android screen. I doubt Verizon will drop their Linux OS for Android anytime soon. If they were to make an Android phone it wouldn't be for Verizon or Sprint since we're only seeing Android for GSM phones. Look at the Krave ZN4. it's the same thing but a different background. http://www.phonearena.com/html