Motorola, which has been struggling to make a popular successor to its Razr, appears to be gearing up to debut a social networking smart phone that uses Google's mobile operating system, Android, according to a BusinessWeek report.
Motorola's Android phone, according to the report, is expected to feature a touchscreen similar to Apple's iPhone, as well as a slide-out Qwerty keyboard that allows users to connect to social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. It is unclear how similar it will be to the newly released T-Mobile G1, which also uses Android.
The phone is anticipated to make its US debut in the second quarter of next year, according to sources cited in the BusinessWeek report, which noted that carriers have already seen spec sheets and images of the devices.
No word on when it's coming out in the UK or Europe, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we can. -Dawn Kawamoto