Motorola earning calls aren't about financials only, they are also a pretty good source of industry information, for instance when Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed in 2008 the existence of Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7. However, in yesterday's Motorola earnings call, Jha focused on Motorola's upcoming products only, without giving a glimpse of what Microsoft or Google might have in planning but it's also interesting to see what Motorola is working on. While it's already known that Motorola will continue to work on Android OS-based smartphones only, Jha confirmed that Motorola will launch "at least one direct-to-consumer device with Google" which is expected to be the "Nexus Two".
As of today, Motorola has launched two Android powered smartphones, the Motorola Droid/Motorola Milestone and the Motorola Cliq/Motorola Dext with MotoBlur. Upcoming and yet officially announced Motorola Android smartphones include the Motorola Backflip, the Motorola MT710 (with China Mobile) the Motorola XT800 (with China Telecom) and the Motoroi (available in Korea).
However, Jha confirmed that Motorola will continue with MotoBlur when he said that "the majority of (Motorola's) new smartphones this year will feature MotoBlur (and that it will) include enhancements to address the prosumer segment of the market". In addition to Motorola's social media integration, Motorola is now looking to enhance the media integration the same way it was done with social network integration.
It's expected that Motorola will announce new Android smartphones at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Cheers ~ Arne