Motorola has a few interesting designs set to launch in 2009. Currently only codenames and images are available for the phones. The four devices known to us are: FLASH (pictured below), a touchscreen-only device, RUSH2 and CALGARY with a QWERTY keyboard and INFERNO, a flip phone.
The FLASH looks sleek and sexy with a large touchscreen face and sharp angles on the edges, possibly competing against the iPhone. In the picture, the second button on the phone seems to be a Windows logo creating speculation that this device will use Windows Mobile. As this device will be coming out in 2009, it is very possible it will be using Microsoft"s latest Windows Mobile 6.5.
Images courtesy of Boy Genius Report
RUSH2, a quite ugly and older looking QWERTY model will be shipping early next quarter.
The CALGARY, on the other hand, is quite interesting with a slideout keyboard that appears to be touch-based rather than having dedicated keys. In my opinion, it would be a great addition to the Android platform.
INFERNO is a slim flip phone similar to their RAZR series. It is shown to be running the same operating system as CALGARY in the pictures.
Unfortunately, there is currently no information as to what operating system or specifications will appear on these handhelds. There will no doubt be many surprises in the year ahead. Look for more information on Neowin closer to the launch dates.