Rumor has it that Motorola
The Moto Android is very likely already in the works, as the company is part of the 34-company Open Handset Alliance. Don't expect it to happen anytime soon, though. Leading Android champion Google
For example, Motorola is still looking for a Senior Product Manager for User Experience for this project, whose job duties will include driving "overall interaction design and user experience requirements for our Android-based products," as well as "setting product direction" and "defining product roadmap." Those are very basic requirements for getting a major hardware project off the ground and that job listing is still out there, unfilled.
Motorola's user design group wants to "pull the company toward our inevitable future of highly connected, social experiences." Sounds great, and I can't wait for the Facebook integration this team might cook up. It'll just have to happen in more traditional handset models for a while, until the Android sub-team can get all geared up.
If Sprint Nextel
And, of course, we can't expect Research In Motion
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