Rogers to get Motorola Android phone in 2010

Motorola Android phone due at Rogers next year

Canadian wireless provider Rogers will add at least one Android-powered Motorola handset to its lineup in 2010, according to a recent report. While the specific device hasn't been named, the most likely candidate is the recently unveiled Motorola Cliq handset, which is the first Android device from the manufacturer. Motorola has promised that it will release other Android handsets soon.

"There will be a Motorola Android device in our portfolio in 2010," said Rogers Wireless president Rob Bruce, adding Google's Android operating system will create a lot more smartphones.

Rogers has had great success in Canada with the iPhone, of which it is the exclusive supplier. It hopes to attain a similar success with Motorola's upcoming Android phone. Motorola plans to have two Android devices on sale by the holidays.

The Motorola Cliq is a touchscreen slider that will have shortcuts to online social networks on its main screen. It can also back up contacts and other information online. It is expected to launch at T-Mobile in the US first, with support for its 1,700MHz 3G network. Otherwise, there is a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and a 3.1-inch, 480x360 resolution touchscreen.

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