Motorola Finally Making iPhone Rival

Jumps on the design copying bandwagon with everyone else...

It is perhaps both to Motorola’s credit and naivety that it remains one of the few handset manufacturers not to have attempted an iPhone rip-off. Until now…

Handed to Engadget Mobile by an anonymous tipster (hey, we like anonymous tipsters too!) is an unnamed but intriguing look alike sporting a large, full facia touchscreen, five megapixel camera with Xenon flash and TV-out.

Sadly all we have to go on besides that is what we can see to which we conclude a first for Motorola in a number of years: it’s puuuurty. Turning my IQ back up (well, as up as it will go) and the big unanswered question here is not capacity or resistive touch, battery life, weight, price, HSDPA or GPS but something far more fundamental to the mental health of the company: OS.

Should Motorola stick to its own derided offering then looks are unlikely to be enough to stop this handset sinking without a trace. Windows Phone would do little better either since it won’t appear until the end of the year and with Motorola’s finances that would surely be too long. Windows 6.1.? Suicide. No, our hope is the stricken company will follow through on its major public Android endorsement late last year and bring us the first truly lust worthy hardware for this exciting platform, then ditch the RAZR and split into dedicated business units.

Anything else (besides stealing Web OS from under Palm’s noses) could well be curtains…

via Engadget Mobile

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