Watch Out, iPhone: New Motorola Android Phones to Sport Beefy Specs
By Daniel Ionescu
Motorola’s not messing around with its debut of two Android smartphones expected to launch this fall. The phones, one codenamed Morrison and the second Sholes, pack some serious specifications, according to reports at the site Android and Me. If these specs are the real deal, Apple’s iPhone may have some serious competition.
Expected on T-Mobile’s network, the Motorola Morrison is rumored for an October 21 release. We haven’t yet heard of a price for Morrison, but in comparison to myTouch 3G, T-Mobile’s latest Android offering (in stores now), the Morrison packs in a better camera (5 megapixels) and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
The guys over at Android and Me claim to have the full specifications of the Morrison from one of their trusted tipsters as following:
CPU: Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Flash Rom: 512 MB
Memory Card Type: microSDHC, Class 6, 32 GB supported (max)
The Motorola Sholes is rumored to ship with Eclair (probably Android 2.0), featuring many user interface enhancements and a focus on gaming and multimedia. The expected retail price for the Motorola Sholes (with a Verizon contract) is $199 and speculation puts a launch date for the device sometime in November.
Again, the Android and Me guys leaked some specifications of the Motorola Sholes, as following: