MANY Motorola Androids Planned, WinMo Gets WinNo’ed


motowinmoThe financial reports for Motorola’s handset division look like they got pummeled UFC style, no doubt about that but the company wants to turn it around in 2009. And one look at what Palm has done from Pre the Pre to Pre (figure it out yet?) proves that nothing is impossible. Knowing that Motorola is invested in both Android and Windows Mobile, it would be interesting to see what product mix they plan to bring to the table.

Here is Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha on a conference call:

“As you know, Windows 6 series is available in 2009 and as compared to Android, we believe in 2009 Android is more competitive; more of our effort and focus in 2009 is going to Android, but in 2010 when Windows 7 will become available, we will then participate in a more focused way in Windows Mobile 7 in 2010.”

Just to let you know, the timeline for Windows Mobile 7 release was not previously mentioned. So yeah, Jha may have broken Windows Mobile news without Microsoft’s permission. Or perhaps with it. Or perhaps he is wrong. But apparently Motorola doesn’t see 6.5 as enough of an improvement to base the companies rebound on. And phandroid readers won’t find that shocking… AT ALL!

So, Mr. Jha, what was that you were saying about MotoDroidr?

“Our Smartphone road map includes a variety of devices, many based on the Android operating system. Android is a flexible operating environment and has attracted thousands of developers with it as we believe we can enable differentiated user experience,” he said.

Did he just say the word “many” in reference to Android Phones planned for Motorola? He did, didn’t he. MANY devices based on the Android operating system on their smartphone roadmap. How far does that roadmap go… to December 31st 2009 or maybe Motorola is predicting they will only have 1 employee in their handset division by 2010 and he will work until 2016 to release Moto’s first Android phone?

I kid, I kid. But if you had any doubt that Motorola was going to release a slew of Android phones in the next 12 to 14 months, those rumors can vanish. Hopefully they won’t limit their Android efforts once WinMo 7 comes out but first and foremost, they have to last that long.

Will Android save Motorola? Will Motorola fail and fold before 2010? Or maybe a company eager to get into handsets – like Dell – will gobble up Moto’s handset division in hopes of a headstart. Althought some might see that acquisition as an anchor that would only pull them further behind.

[Via MobileRoar, SeekingAlpha]

Rob Jackson
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