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Moto 'ultimate' phone named, spied

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue August 5, 2008

Moto Alexander Leak

Motorola's future top-end phone and the company's purported last stand is a spiritual successor to the Q 9, according to leaks from BGR. Known in development as Alexander, the device appears to be a slider with a full QWERTY keyboard and will run Windows Mobile 6.1. The apparent slip also contradicts reports that Alexander would have a touchscreen to compete against the iPhone and instead shows a directional pad, which has been present for every existing Q series phone.

The device would primarily compete against Apple, Research in Motion, and others through sheer feature set. Confirming some earlier details, the leak would equip Alexander with a camera between five and eight megapixels and would also supply assisted GPS for navigation. An NVIDIA Tegra APX chipset would more than compensate for the slow video performance of the Q 9 and allow advanced 3D, though whether extras like 720p HD video and HDMI output would be available isn't mentioned.

A release is still said to be penned for the fall, with the previous rumor having narrowed the launch to October. The choice of carriers hasn't been identified, although Motorola shipped the Q 9 first for GSM-based carriers like AT&T and eventually moved to CDMA carriers months later.

BGR has historically been an accurate source of Motorola leaks.

by MacNN Staff



  1. gambit-7

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Oh, good! THAT is what they came up with?

    Moto is doomed, or, rather: DOOMD.

  1. Grendel2501

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Last Stand?

    This is s***! Period. Are they serious. I would consolidate all lines into 3 hone offerings. Low end candy bar or flip customer phone with bare feature set to battle free Nokia and Samsungs offered to new subscribers or low end customers. A mid range phone with more features for the Gizmo happy customer akin to the BlackBerry Curve or Sprint touch phones. And finally a high end business phone w/ touch for the iPhone, HTC Touch Pro crowd. If not that, sell the whole division for life long Super Bowl tickets.

  1. spyinthesky1



    Welcome to the 20th C

    What have their research and development department been up to this last year or two, playing pool perhaps, because this thing has no chance whatsoever of turning round this basket case. Makes RIM look good mind and that is no easy task.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    you lost me at...

    Windows Mobile.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    buh bye moto

    you and palm will soon be out of the business (in palm's case, out of business period)

    amazing, the first cellular phones were all Motorola, weren't they? I remember carrying around one of those huge brick-like devices and later on the amazingly small flip phone and even later the amazingly thin RAZR.

    How could they blow it so completely in such a short time?

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