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Motorola yesterday sent out an invitation to what many bloggers assumed to be the launch of its hotly anticipated Android handsets, and which Om noted also happened to fall on Sept. 10, the date of our Mobilize 09 mobile Internet conference. Nope, it’s not a coincidence. […]

motorinvite.jpgMotorola yesterday sent out an invitation to what many bloggers assumed to be the launch of its hotly anticipated Android handsets, and which Om noted also happened to fall on Sept. 10, the date of our Mobilize 09 mobile Internet conference. Nope, it’s not a coincidence. The handset maker has confirmed that Motorola’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha will launch the company’s Android portfolio during his keynote speech at our event. From the Motorola response to questions generated by yesterday’s invitation:

Thank you for your response, we’re excited to see you in San Francisco! We wanted to provide some additional details so you’re aware of what to expect for September 10. Motorola Mobile Devices CEO Sanjay Jha will be making an announcement regarding the company’s Android portfolio during his keynote that day at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference. If you are not signed up to attend GigaOM, we will coordinate registration for you.

Now that the launch is confirmed we can now all spend our time speculating on what kind of Android devices we’ll see.

  1. [...] there as it is a big event in the mobile space. How big? Motorola’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha will be launching the company’s Android portfolio during his keynote at Mobilize. We knew a Motorola Android phone was coming soon, but “portfolio” sure sounds like [...]

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  2. MOTO is following PALM ,

    PALM did the same back in 2008 December, “expect newness from PALM”.

    I say the device might be better built than HTC , with some cloud tapping capabilities.

    One major attraction might be the battery life of the device ( if they can one up every other manufacturer (including APPLE) and their grandma).

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    1. yes let’s please see phones with better battery life. what’s the point in having a phone with the latest features if it only gets 10 mpg, so to speak. i’d hate to think that it’s to support the battery aftermarket.

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  3. [...] The launch of their first Android phone is confirmed by Motorola.On GigaOm’s Mobilize conference September 10, Motorola’s CEO will announce [...]

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  4. Can we get some betting odds please? What would you set a WiMAX device at — even money? 10 to 1?

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    1. I don’t see it happening on September 10. Their first two phones are supposed to be for Verizon and T-Mobile.

      Maybe we will see a future device for Sprint.

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  5. It see Motorola want to wake again on mobile phone market with announcing new handset based on Android OS. Lets wait and see on Sept 10 what happen.

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  6. [...] By Om Malik | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 5:00 AM PT | 0 comments If I were to tell you that Apple’s app economy was worth more than $2.5 billion a year, you would laugh hysterically, shake your head and walk out of the room, yes? Surf on over to some other web site? But here I am telling you exactly that! According to mobile advertising startup AdMob, there are some $200 million worth of applications sold in Apple’s iPhone store every month, or about $2.4 billion a year. Just to put that in context, Apple says about 1.5 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. In comparison, the Android marketplace brings in about $5 million a month or on a runrate to do $60 million in a year, AdMob says. I bet that number rises up sharply once more handsets come to market. As you know, Motorola is announcing its new Android handsets at our Mobilize 09 conference on September 10. [...]

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  7. Can we get some betting odds please? What would you set a WiMAX device at — even money? 10 to 1?

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  8. [...] GigaOm is putting on on September 10th in San Francisco, Motorola’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha will be launching the company’s Android portfolio of smartphones during his keynote. And, yes, the company has a "portfolio" of Android phones to [...]

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  9. [...] If I were to tell you that Apple’s app economy was worth more than $2.5 $2.4 billion a year, you would laugh hysterically, shake your head and walk out of the room, yes? Surf on over to some other web site? But here I am telling you exactly that! According to mobile advertising startup AdMob, there are some $200 million worth of applications sold in Apple’s iPhone store every month, or about $2.4 billion a year. Just to put that in context, Apple says about 1.5 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. In comparison, the Android marketplace brings in about $5 million a month or on a run rate to do $60 million in a year, AdMob says. I bet that number rises up sharply once more handsets come to market. As you know, Motorola is announcing its new Android handsets at our Mobilize 09 conference on September 10. [...]

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  10. [...] turning out to be the single biggest Android party of 2009. With Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha on hand to launch that company’s portfolio of Android phones, T-Mobile USA’s CTO Cole Brodman talking about his company’s mobile Internet strategy [...]

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