Verizon to offer two more Motorola Android models in July?

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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14 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

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

2. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

6. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

HD2 is a great WINDOWS phone....

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 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

4. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

5. VZW

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

7. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Stupid comment. You're a fake.

8. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 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!

9. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

10. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

13. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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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