Motorola has been in the news quite some times in the last few months. Not only because of the declining sales and financial numbers, but also because of their future device the Motorola Q11 and other developments.
PC Magazine had an interview with Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive of Motorola and chief executive of mobile devices. In the interview there are some interesting statements:
“Motorola confirmed Thursday that it will eliminate its MOTOMAGX and Symbian platforms in order to focus on the Google Android, Windows Mobile, and P2K 3G solutions. The company will also delay plans to spin off its mobile business into a separate entity.” [ref01]
It’s good that there is still focus on Windows Mobile, since I personally think the Motorola Q9h has one of the best keyboards ever. Combined with the powerful Windows Mobile 6 Standard OS, makes this device a great business communicator. Sanjay Jha however states that:
“Windows Mobile 6 has not delivered the experience that I think Apple has been able to deliver, but as you look at the plan that is Windows Mobile 7 and even 6.5, I think there are significant new added features which will help the platform,” Jha said. “We have now targeted new teams which are focused – in California and Seattle – to deliver experiences. That is where we have to differentiate.” [ref01]
“Motorola expects to release a phone based on Windows Mobile 6.5 platform in the second half of 2009, and an Android-based device for the 2009 holiday season.” [ref01]
Let’s just focus on the facts. Just two version numbers are mentioned, as well as the field in which Motorola wants to differentiate, nothing more and nothing less. “We’re wondering exactly what 6.5 would include.” [ref03] In other words nothing is known about included features, which also counts for the time line.
There is NO SECOND (EXTERNAL) reference available which can deny or confirm the statements above or even provide insight in the degree of trustfulness. Therefore so let’s treat this “hot” news just as a RUMOR. Like Coolsmartphone concludes:
“We know nothing about this OS, so it’ll be interesting to see what develops or how much of this is true.” [ref02]