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slsmag
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Message 11 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

>>> Do you realize how long this phone must have been in development?  A long time, my friend, a long time.

Hi Dan -

Where did you read that? Sanjay Jha didn't even join Motorola until the spring of '08. The Droid wasn't conceived until he received a call from Verizon in the fall of '08 - and that's when he made the connection between the London hardware design group's work and the Silicon Valley programming group's work. The Droid was conceived and came to market in one year.

Droid: One year from concept to delivery - NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/technology/companies/29moto.html

"In the fall of 2008, Mr. Jha received an e-mail from Verizon, asking for ideas for a “long ball play for the fourth quarter” of 2009, Mr. Jha recalls. That meant a smartphone that could take on the iPhone. He flew to the carrier’s headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J., bringing with him models of several of the company’s latest designs. Verizon executives seemed partial to one thin, angular handset that had been designed in London. Even without a firm order, Mr. Jha immediately assigned Iqbal Arshad, who had been the project manager for the Verizon version of the Razr, to transform the mockup into a smartphone Verizon could sell a year later."

http://orange-envelopes.com/blog/tag/verizon/

From concept to partnership to reality in less than 1 year
http://bit.ly/7mXfBL
and
http://bit.ly/7hdbFq

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Message 12 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

Guys, I moved this into the pre-launch discussion community.
Please do not PM me - if you have issues, search the forums for threads on your topic and post there, or start a new thread. Thanks!
klamath
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Message 13 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

As a point of curiosity, since Verizon and Motorola, along with Google, seem to be riding a wave with the Droid, why wouldn't Motorola make this phone with CDMA if the largest network asked them for it?  It seems like not doing that would be the title for the first lecture in "Doing Dumb Business 101". Then again, why would Google have gone with T-Mobile for the Nexus?  Unless Verizon was happy enough with the Droid the didn't want to compete with themselves?   Unless the Droid success gave Google too big of a head, and they thought too much of the Driod sucess would wash over to them and they would sell a bunch of unlocked $500+ phones?  So I guess Doing Dumb Business is not uncommon.  Again as a point of curiosity, putting CDMA in a phone can't be much of a technical challenge these days can it?
klamath
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Message 14 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

Well, now I know why I had to use search to find the thread.
Bec825
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Message 15 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

Sorry slsmag but I'm not even sure what you mean by CDMA configuration... I am not by any means an advanced user of the droid, and know very little about the technical side of things. Just a basic cell phone user that wanted to upgrade to a cooler phone. Didn't mean to ask a dumb question...
slsmag
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Message 16 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

don't you knbow there's no such thing as a dumb question?

there are two types of mobile phone networks used in the use and they are not compatible. each requires it's own type of phone hardware.

AT&T/Cingular & T-Mobile use the GSM type network that is common in Europe and Asia.

Verizon & Sprint use the CDMA type of network.

You can't use a GSM phone on a CDMA network.

- michael

SteveRyan
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Message 17 of 23

Re: New Moto Android Phone Announced: MOTOROI

Verizon better get this phone! Check out these cool vids from the Motorola Korean pages!

http://www.mymotorola.co.kr/service/MOTOROIFaqList.aspx

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