April 30, 2009 by Tap
You've got to love the way that news travel on the Internet. Someone somewhere says something. Someone else picks up on it and repeats it on their blog and then it spreads like a virus and before you know it, this 'news' becomes fact. That's how I feel about the latest news regarding what's supposed to be Motorola's first Android phone, the Calgary.
Don't get me wrong, BGR has a reputation for breaking stories first and more often than not, getting it right, but I'm not going to get too excited about the Calgary just yet. Already this month we heard about the S8000 which was supposedly Samsung's first Android phone. I saw several blogs saying that this was 'confirmed' – wrong. And let's not forget the TouchZINE HD which surfaced again last month – wasn't that supposed to be Motorola's first Android phone. Turns out it was fake but that didn't stop overexcited bloggers from posting the Photoshopped images all over the web as Motorola's next big thing. I think you get my point.
Anyway, as much as we'd all love the Calgary to be an Android phone (although I have my reservations about that laser-etched keypad which I hated on my Motorola RAZR) I don't think we should get too excited just yet.
Update: Say hello to the Motorola "Ironman"
Yet another Motorola phone which, according to BGR, "will most likely run Android and be out by the end of Q3". Another one to add to the wait and see list.