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Motorola Planning 2GHz Android Phone For Later This Year 183

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rocket97 writes "On Wednesday, at the Executives Club of Chicago, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha reportedly decided to chat about the relatively near future of the mobile landscape as he sees it — which, in part, includes the ultimate demise of mobile computers in favor of highly-capable smartphones. This being his vision, Jha discussed Motorola's plans for a smartphone with a 2GHz processor — by the end of this year. While Jha did not want to divulge any further information, Conceivably Tech cites another anonymous Motorola executive who was a little more chatty, talking up a device intended to 'incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today.'"
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Motorola Planning 2GHz Android Phone For Later This Year

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  • 2Ghz what? (Score:5, Informative)

    by h4rr4r (612664) on Friday June 11, 2010 @01:23PM (#32537994)

    Which ARM variant is it?

    Ghz ain't everything.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 11, 2010 @01:27PM (#32538070)

    on the other hand Motorola Droid is stock Android

  • by Darkness404 (1287218) on Friday June 11, 2010 @01:32PM (#32538194)
    Owning a BackFlip, I've had to use MotoBlur, it isn't as bad as you think. All MotoBlur really lets you do is add in different widgets with Facebook, Twitter, etc. but you can be like me and not even put in that info and not use MotoBlur and its pretty much like stock Android (only there is all that AT&T crap...)

    In fact, MotoBlur isn't too bad because its supposed to work like a free version of MobileME, letting you remotely track/deactivate your phone should it be stolen.

    The main problem with MotoBlur is like every other UI addition it means that it takes forever for them to port new versions of Android to it.
  • Re:Perspective (Score:5, Informative)

    by h4rr4r (612664) on Friday June 11, 2010 @01:35PM (#32538238)

    This is not a fair comparison. Any core2 is going to stomp to death any ARM clocked at 2Ghz, in floating point it won't even be worth comparing. Ghz ain't everything. This may get these phones into the upper p3- lower p4 levels of performance for non-floating point operations.

  • by Jeff DeMaagd (2015) on Friday June 11, 2010 @02:00PM (#32538722) Homepage Journal

    Basic phones are getting rarer, but they aren't that hard to find. I found this article a few minutes ago, supposedly updated today:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/best-basic-phones/ [cnet.com]

    Oddly, the top entry has a camera, a goof on their part.

    The thing is that people that reject the cameras are a small enough market that it might not be worth giving much attention to.

  • Re:Initial reaction (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 11, 2010 @02:20PM (#32539034)
    Nice try, but very common UTMS ("3G") bands are 1.7, 1.9 or 2.1 GHz... most smartphones in the world support some combination of these bands. Sure, not exactly 2 GHz but it's in "that area of the spectrum"...

    Pretending to misconstrue the summary as meaning 2 GHz band instead of processor speed might've been funny if you were actually correct about the 2 GHz range being junk...
  • by AresTheImpaler (570208) on Friday June 11, 2010 @02:23PM (#32539106)
    here's a pic of the 300+dpi screen compared to anon 300+dpi iphone:
    linky [mobilecrunch.com]
    I know that it's not as amazing that apple wants to make it sound, but the pixel density is awesome and would help a lot on applications that have lots of text. Hell it's great for pictures too.
  • Re:Carrier problems (Score:3, Informative)

    by rreyelts (470154) on Friday June 11, 2010 @02:57PM (#32539752) Homepage

    Sprint has something called "premiere" status. It gives you the traditional 2-year phone discount for a contract renewal at an accelerated 1-year rate. Getting premiere status is just a matter of having a qualifying mobile plan, which is pretty easy to meet when you have a smartphone. (I.E. most, if not all, of their unlimited data plans qualify you).

    Still, I bought the HTC Hero (Android) when it first came out (October '09), and now I'm drooling over the EVO. This is even after I upgraded my Hero to Eclair (Android 2.1). I'm wondering what I can do to convince Sprint to give me the discount now.

    My wife is almost in the exact same boat as me. We bought the newly released Samsung Moment for her at the same time, and she'd really like to upgrade to the EVO. (/me weighs the kids' college tuitions on one hand and the phone upgrades in the other).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 11, 2010 @06:16PM (#32543164)

    You must be fucking blind if you can't see the pixellated mess on the second iPhone. And I say that as a legally blind person.

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