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Verizon to offer two more Motorola Android models in July?

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Verizon to offer two more Motorola Android models in July?
The first time Verizon, Google and Motorola got together, the result was impressive indeed as the Motorola DROID in is first 74 days sold more units than the first-gen iPhone did thanks to a great phone and a $100 million ad campaign. There is no underestimating the affect that this phone has had on the industry as it paved the way for he beginning of  the powerful momentum for Android devices that culminates June 4th with the launch of the HTC EVO 4G.The Motorola/Google/Verizon partnership worked so well that the WSJ is reporting that the trio will launch two more smartphones (Android, we'd bet) by the end of July. One of the phones expected to get launched is the DROID SHADOW/MB810. We recently passed on the story about how this model was found in a Verizon-used gym with what appeared to be a 4.1 inch display. Even though the guy that got canned from BigRed was not the guy who sent pictures to Gizmodo, he and his buddy got to play around with the phone which they called the fastest one they have ever used. No QWERTY keyboard was seen on this phone. The second Motorola Android device for Verizon could be the DROID 2 although a July launch would mean that the original DROID would have had just 7-8 months to have made its mark on the world. While Verizon holds the trademark on the "Droid" name, Motorola is sill losing $22 per phone shipped, the same figure that Palm was losing before getting bought out by HP. Hmmm.

Motorola DROID SHADOW Preliminary Specifications

source: WSJ


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. tuminatr (Posts: 678; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


they seem to be on a all android diet!! its good eats so who can blame them

posted on 28 May 2010, 06:41

2. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Motorola/Google/Verizon partnership? Since the !@#$ when? VZW just understands that a wide variety of hot Android phones is what is HOT right now and they are taking advantage of it. Funny how the # 2 carrier is almost completely avoid Androids. Sprint is doing good enough now that they have the EVO but Tmo (my carrier) feels like the only people who want an Android smartphone are 17 year olds who update their status and text their parents. Not failing, but slacking.

posted on 28 May 2010, 11:02

6. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


What's "hot" right now? Verizon, Motorola and Google created the hotness, dummy. You sound bitter because you need a new carrier and TMobile has sucky phones.

posted on 28 May 2010, 17:58

11. networkdood (Posts: 6262; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


HD2 is a great WINDOWS phone....

posted on 28 May 2010, 06:55

3. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Verizon doesn't own the trademark on the Droid name. Read the fine print on an ad sometime. "Droid" is a registred trademark of Lucasfilms : D

posted on 28 May 2010, 07:10

4. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


You are right they don't own the "droid" name but Im sure they had to shell out tons of money to be able to use it exclusively. Good move by VZW if you ask me.

posted on 28 May 2010, 10:27

5. VZW (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)


The Droid name is so popular, you hear people asking for them on all networks, but then the company says they don't offer Droids but they offer Android phones.

posted on 28 May 2010, 11:08

7. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Stupid comment. You're a fake.

posted on 28 May 2010, 11:09

8. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


wow...verizon must really enjoy torturing their employees. 2 more shitty phones to contantly replace and despise. keep pumping out the android feces motorola!

posted on 28 May 2010, 12:58

9. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


You clearly have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Pull your head out of your ass and go eat a whole bottle of Tylenol.

posted on 30 May 2010, 19:11

14. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Yea, VZW is torturing its employees by releasing phones that everyone wants to buy....lgood call Zuno, your a sharp one!

posted on 28 May 2010, 14:14

10. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


I still dont see how Motorola is losing $22 a handset when they sell a Droid. That makes no friggin sense. No company would ever do something like that. They have to be making some type of profit off the device. Otherwise, they are losing in the end and no partnership ever wants to see that happening. I can see the Droid Shadow coming out and I know Motorola is making a tablet with Google on it. I asked the motorola rep told me she really couldn't talk about it. I am sure that will be out by fall though.

posted on 28 May 2010, 18:00

12. networkdood (Posts: 6262; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I will admit - I would rather own an HTC ANDROID model phone than MOTOROLA, but I am willing to give moto a chance. BROKENIMAGE - SONY was losing over 150.00 on their high-end PS3 units and are probably losing more.....companies will lose money if it means building a customer base. Of course, SONY has several divisions and I am sure that their bottom line is in the black.

posted on 30 May 2010, 19:08

13. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


If HTC doesn't move their a**'s with the screens (or Samsung, whoever) then the Incredible will fade away very quickly compared to this "Shadow", if it's as fast as claimed...

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