Sunday, 19 September 2010
Motorola MOTOSPLIT Phone Features Bizarre Folding Keyboard Android-powered MOTOSPLIT Prototype To Feature Split Keyboard
prototype that will allegedly run Android. The phone, dubbed the
MOTOSPLIT, will feature a wild split QWERTY keyboard design where the
keyboard is split in half, and hides behind the phone when not in use.
Tech blog Engadget, who broke the story, didn't disclose where they got
it from, but their source did tell them that the phone is coming out in
Q3 of this year, and will be offered through AT T. This fits in with
confirmed reports that AT T wants to offer 5 Android phones this year
and Motorola plans to release 20-30 Android phones this year.
Don't just write this off as somebody's crazy Photoshop imagination
– Motorola has shown their taste for unique phone designs with the
Blackflip, a phone that was leaked last year. The Blackflip features a
QWERTY keyboard that instead of sliding behind the screen, flips around
to face away from the screen.
The source claimed that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon
processor. The Nokia E70 was similar to the MOTOSPLIT renders, as it
featured a split QWERTY keyboard.
Both the Motorola Blackflip (which was shown in actual, hands-on
pictures) and the MOTOSPLIT (which admittedly is just renders at this
point), are alleged to be coming on AT T. It's possible that AT T is
looking to make an entry into the Android market with some interesting
entries. No confirmation from Motorola that this device is real.