Motorola Morrison: An Android For The 2009 Holidays


The same folks who brought us news of the T-Mobile G1 Bigfoot and Samsung Houdini have whipped up another batch of rumor sweetness, unveiling the Motorola Morrison from T-Mobile’s Android chart:


Remember all that fuss about whether the G1 Bigfoot was made by HTC, Samsung or Motorola? I think its safe to say that these are different phones with very similar form factors. Zooming in on the “chart” doesn’t help much but nonetheless:


Clearly a touchscreen device with a slide-out, 3-row QWERTY keyboard. Beyond that its hard to say – it looks like a trackball might be intact but how many Motos have trackballs? More likely a D-Pad but trackball would be a nice change. Details are few and far between besides the suggested timeframe of November 4th through December 31st but don’t worry… we’ll bring you any breaking news as it comes across our desk.

So take a look at what we’re “waiting on” and have heard about for Android:

  • Samsung Houdini
  • Motorola Morrison
  • HTC Magic/G2
  • T-Mobile G1 Bigfoot
  • Huawei (T-Mobile G3?)
  • Motorola Ironman

Keep them coming… we like where this is going.

[Via TmoToday – Thanks Joe!]

Rob Jackson
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  1. Hmmmm, I’m pretty sure at this point that I won’t be buying a new phone until HTC releases a new Android phone or somebody makes a good android port onto a T-Mo ready HTC or something.. Everything from every other company looks like total garbage. I know it’s a small picture, but 3-row keyboard? Are you kidding? This is obviously not a phone for power users. Thanks for keeping us posted, but I’m not calling this great news for Android phans.

  2. I agree… 3 rows is kinda weak sauce.

  3. It sorta looks like it was designed for kids…

  4. @Grant – to be honest, targeting the teen texters with an affordable Android wouldn’t be a bad idea. They would probably make bank since everyone else seems to be targeting the high-end a bit more.

    Interesting observation/opinion.

  5. im sure that it was an honest mistake but your source at the bottom of the page should say TMoToday, not TmoNews.

  6. I’ll trade out my G1 when a kick-@$$ business-class slab phone comes out for Android. Oh yeah, gotta have the secondary camera for video-conferencing !

  7. @ Rob

    While I am completely for spreading android to the masses, have you seen the market!?!?!? Do we really need more kids clogging up the comments?

    Moto – really??? Unless the specs are greatly improved, I think the g1 is still the way to go (the moto will probably be 400 w/ contract, I mean the razr is still 50 before rebate), bigfoot is no better, and magic and i7500 have no qwerty, although a thin i7500 with a qwerty would be sweet!

    Actually, I want the memphis!!!!!!

  8. 3 row keyboard and a trackball?

    Why bother?

  9. @Armo – wow, definitely my mistake. just fixed it. Not sure how I could make that error with a big freaking TMO Today watermark staring me in the face!

  10. Id like to point out mr. morrison here dosent have a spacebar, until a better picture is provided, i call BS

  11. I’m guessing that the chart and photo were stolen from Motorola. Is it legal for you to publish stolen, proprietary information? I wonder why you haven’t been sued for doing this.

  12. Legality aside…
    Where’s the rest of the keyboard??

  13. @P Robinson – have you ever visited the interwebz before? And this is a T-Mobile timeline, Motorola just happens to be on it. Also, the rest of the keyboard appears if you hold down Ctrl and press F4… I’m not sure how you didn’t know that since it is clearly pointed out.

  14. @P Robinson

    Call off the dogs, man. This image has been all over the net for a couple months now. Nothing was stolen from anybody.

  15. @StatiK
    Just because the space bar isn’t as large as you are normally used to seeing, it doesn’t mean that its not there. Have you seen the Voyager? Its space bar is tiny.

  16. Lawl. Anyway, I just got my second G1 (Now proud owner of 1 white and 1 black G1) and I will be holding out with these contracts until HTC or someone releases a GOOD android device. I must look up this memphis.

  17. HTC Memphis… basically the Saphire with a keyboard.


  18. The Moto Morrison does not have three rows, it has four. If you look at the first leaked image of it, you can see it better. And it doesn’t look that bad, people.

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