01-20-2010 08:39 AM
>>> 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
"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."
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01-20-2010 06:18 PM
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.
01-21-2010 09:59 AM
Verizon better get this phone! Check out these cool vids from the Motorola Korean pages!