Rumor: Verizon’s Motorola “Droid T2” to be the world’s first Android Gingerbread phone
Last year, Motorola was the first to launch an Android phone with version 2.0 on-board in the US (the Verizon Droid). This year, Moto and Verizon have already introduced two new Droids (the Droid X and the Droid 2), and it seems that we should expect yet another one to come for the holiday season.
According to AndroidAndMe (which reportedly gathered all this info from various sources), a new Motorola Droid is indeed expected to hit Verizon before the end of 2010.
Furthermore, it will be the first Android handset based on Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 platform, as well as the first to feature full HD (1080p) video. This Droid T2 might be that 2GHz Moto smartphone that Sanjay Jha was talking about back in January (it won’t have a 2GHz CPU, but a dual-core 1GHz one – kind of he same thing).
LG recently said it would also intro a dual-core smartphone based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 in Q4 2010, but this will likely not be available in the US (not for the beginning at least).
Since Verizon won’t be able to launch any Windows Phone 7 devices this year, it makes a lot of sense for it to bring an Android Gingerbread smartphone to the market – otherwise, AT&T and T-Mobile may get all the attention during the holiday season with their WP7 handsets.
For now, the Moto Droid T2 is just a rumor, so we’ll be looking for more details to provide updates on it.