Yesterday SlashGear posted an article stating that Motorola will release 20 new Android-powered handsets this year. According to the article, Tom Satchwell, director of marketing for Motorola's mobile devices business, had a talk with SlashGear and said that throughout this year, 20 phones would get pushed onto various markets around the world.
In regards to how many of those 20 will really be different phones, Phandroid mentions that "we already know Motorola likes to launch the same devices with different names and slightly different internals and externals".
AndroidGuys comments on how many devices have yet to be released or announced, saying:
Assuming Satchwell means 20 phones over the course of the entire year, I only count 10 devices on Motorola's product page from 2010. So, even on the low end we could see 10 more. On the high end, we could see 20 over the next 6 months. Either figure sits well with me.
The 20 phone figure includes both phones that will be launched internationally including the US, and phones that may never see the US, or never make it outside of the United States.
SlashGear notes at the end of their story that they are "tentatively concerned that the same thing might happen to the new XT720, unveiled today, which will similarly launch via distributors; Motorola aren’t talking about any carrier partnerships as yet."
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