Motorola To Launch 2GHz Android Phone
Motorola says it plans to launch a smartphone with a processor that is twice as fast that of current phones soon.
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola’s consumer business and mobile devices division, told the audience at the Executives Club of Chicago on Wednesday that Motorola will introduce the first 2 GHz Android smartphone by the end of the year.
According to ConceivablyTech, another Motorola executive who asked to remain anonymous confirmed the company's power plans and said that the new phone will be jam packed with features.
It will be based on Android, and, like the iPhone 4 , a gyroscope and HD 720p video support. But the source also said that in addition to double the processing power with a 2 GHz chip, the phone will beat the iPhone 4 with a better than 5 megapixel camera and be able to support Flash.
Painting a bigger picture for the mobile market, Jha predicted the demise of the portable computer market including laptops and netbooks. He said that companies will give their employees smartphones instead of notebooks within 2 years.
And he may be right. The Wireless Federation foresees sales of smartphones to reach 1 billion units by 2015, up from 190 million in 2009. PCs on the other hand are projected to expand from 330 million units to 440 units over the same time period.
Over 60% of content on the Internet such as news, email, and social networking will be accessed via a smartphone first rather than from a PC. The wild card, of course, is the adoption of tablet computers such as the iPad, which are mobiles device that fits neatly between smartphones and PCs.