Facebook’s draw seems to have gotten the best of Motorola as they, too, seem to be set to announce a “Facebook phone” of their own. Preliminary confirmation of such a phone popped up at the Bluetooth SIG. Like HTC’s Status/ChaCha, the Motorola EX-225 (it’s model number until we can get a name to attach to it) will have a fully-exposed QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode with a blue Facebook button sitting beneath it.
With that, Facebook integration is expected to be a major focus. While we’re not sure how Motorola will go about transforming MOTOBLUR for this purpose, we should note that HTC’s implementation wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
In our review of the HTC Status, we criticized HTC for providing little incentive to use their Facebook services opposed to the official option you can find on the Android market. At the end of the day, we deemed it a nice phone for those who want a portrait QWERTY device.
While HTC’s disappointing offering (which is said to be doing pretty poor at retail) will have no bearing on Motorola’s, we won’t hold our breath for the Facebook phone that many-a Facebook fanatic have been waiting for. [via Electronista]
One was enough.
Something for everybody though I guess.
This will sell about as well as the status did. Why do these companies waste their time and money. Make an unlocked phone or atleast one not encrypted with no blur and people will buy it like crazy.
LMAO! As if the first phone didnt fail. Remember how awesome the Sidekicks were and how crappy the new sidekick failed. Tweens even know these phones sucks. Pre-tweens might like it as a first phone!
Pointless, stupid, waste of time and resources.
Nice design but such a waste. :(
This makes it official Motorola is out of touch with what people REALLY want.. Honestly who is there target market for this phone?
Come on Sanjay?? Is he still the Boss after Motorola got bought out by Google???
No way this will make it to market. If anything, Google would use Motorola to make a Google+ analogue of HTC’s fb phones.. I can’t see how Google would have a subsidiary supporting one of their competitors like this.
G+ phone please…