New Android-powered Motorola portrait QWERTY on the way to Sprint
Sprint and Motorola may have decided that the XPRT, basically a rebranded Droid Pro, just wasn’t enough to satisfy the Now Network’s portrait QWERTY-craving customers, so the two companies are working on yet another device to sport Google’s mobile operating system in this interesting form factor.
The new phone, unlike the XPRT, will have a more curvy design, with its keyboard having a ‘smile pattern’ as opposed to the XPRT’s ‘ruler pattern’ apparently. This new phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. It may also include 4G WiMax connectivity capabilities. And here it is in the first ever photo to leak out online:
With Sprint readying another portrait QWERTY Android, it’s likely that this form factor is something that some people are craving. After all, for those coming from BlackBerry devices, this is probably the best of both worlds – a similar shape, a full physical QWERTY keyboard, and a touchscreen – all in one. It will be interesting to see how well Sprint will manage to sell this upcoming device as well as the Motorola XPRT. We’ll keep you posted.