Chicago is a great city. It is home to deep dish pizza, six of the ten tallest skyscrapers in the United States, the Monsters of the Midway and Wrigley Field. It is also home to Motorola. Yes, Apple is not the only handset manufacturer located in the United States. The StarTAC, the Razr and the Droid were all imagined, designed and developed right here in Chicago.
While riding on the ‘L’ in July, I spotted an individual using a certain 4.3″ handset a few days before its release. An unsuspicious individual was using a Motorola Droid X in plain sight of fifty other passengers. I was certainly surprised. Yesterday, while on the bus, I encountered yet another unreleased Motorola smartphone. The phone said Motorola across the top near the earpiece and appeared to feature the original flavor of MotoBLUR. The phone was running a live wallpaper and included a front-facing camera. The phone had a rounded shape, similar to that of the Samsung Instinct HD, and featured three touch-sensitive buttons along the bottom: a “back” button, an “application” button and a “home” button. The back of the handset transitioned from a shiny metal to a faux leather, similar to a combination between an iPod Touch and the back of the original BlackBerry Bold.
As I disembarked the bus, I asked the individual about the phone he was using. He informed me that he worked for Motorola and was using an unreleased smartphone. He said the phone featured a 3.5″ screen and would be marketed toward women. I was not allowed to take a picture of the phone, but it is only a matter of time before we see some photos of this mysterious Motorola phone in the wild. As always, stay tuned to AndroidGuys.com for more details and information!