Motorola: Front-facing camera phones coming, Droid still selling

In what should be a surprise to no one, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said recently that he expects to see two to four phones (Android, we assume) with front-facing cameras coming later this year. That'll bring Motorola up to par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S, Sprint Evo 4G and upcoming iPhone 4 when it comes to video calling. Huzzah.

Jha also noted that the Motorola Droid "sales are going extremely well" (what else would he say?) on Verizon despite the launch of the HTC Droid Incredible this spring. That's great and all, but it's getting to be about time to see what Moto has up its sleeve next. [Reuters via Phone Scoop]

Phil Nickinson
  • Quick, call an editor to clean up this text! That hurt to stumble through...
  • Classic Phil grammar in his "reporting", aka aggregation from other android sources.
  • sprint is getting the incredible too?
  • Thanks, helpers. :p
  • haha you meant this Spring, not sprint lol
  • The Droid is anything BUT crap. I can wholy understand your dislike of Verizon though.
  • ?
    How'd you get that from that?
  • And the age of video chat has begun. Heck yes. It would be great if I could make calls to other phones with front facing cameras other than evo. I love my video chat abilities, use them all the time. Although I rarely use qik. It just never seems to work. Fring does. Even with this announcement, I still do not like Motorola phones. Especially the droid. What an overhyped piece of crap. Or maybe its just my intense hatred of Verizon wireless. Who knows.
  • What is with all the VZW hate going on here?
  • Can you blame the Motorola Droid for selling so well? Its a powerhouse of a phone for only $20 (Amazon dot com, and Best Buy will price-match)
  • U missed the 2.0ghz processor and the nvideo gpu. By the end of 2010.
  • sources?
  • I'm interested to see what Moto comes out with. I just got my Incredible, and it's absolutely fantastic. That said, I still like to see what the different phone manufacturers develop and bring to market. The cool part about Android being open-source is that we finally have an OS that is competitive at the lead of the smart-phone market, and we have the opportunity to choose from different hardware vendors (Moto, HTC, LG, etc...) that all have the same software foundations. We get to choose from more than one wireless carrier to boot. I've always liked Linux for computers because it could be tailored to run on whatever I had, and this is pretty much the same thing. Effectively, it boils down to the fact that we have choice in what we buy and who provides service to run a great OS. No other platform can boast that. Just my 2 cents.....
  • Loving the DROID!
  • Wow, MOTO and HTC will be smartphones KINGS this year, nothing else to say