Motorola's next Droid and 2GHz smartphones for Christmas

June 10, 2010: 11:40 PM ET

Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola's consumer business and mobile devices division, confirmed a 2 GHz smartphone by the end of the year.

The members of the Executives Club of Chicago were treated to some of Motorola's CEO upcoming plans during a speech today.   Jha said that he believed that most corporate workstations would be replaced by smartphones in two years.

To demonstrate how quickly smartphones are changing, he said expects Motorola to have a 2GHz 'superphone' ready for the holidays.  Another exec got a little bit more detailed on this phone:

It will be based on Android, and include, like the iPhone 4, a gyroscope and add an Nvidia Tegra-based graphics processor with full Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration. It appears that the 2 GHz chip will be an evolutionary step above the current 1 GHz Snapdragon chip.

Qualcomm announced faster Snapdragon processors that would reach 1.5GHz at Coputex last week.  Nvidia, however is already at the next generation of ARM Cortex A9 multicore processors with their Tegra 2.

Speaking of upcoming Motorola Android phones, the Motorola Droid 2 has been showing itself all over the Net and  finally has its own video, below.  It has the following specs according to DroidLife.com.

-Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps out a last minute 2.2 update to it)
-3.7″ screen
-750MHz OMAP processor
-Wi-Fi tethering
-8GB internal
-8GB SD card preinstalled
-Updated keyboard
-5MP camera
-New version of Motoblur
-No HDMI port
-No front facing camera

Note that these aren't up to the level of high end HTC phones like the Evo and Incredible (or really even the Nexus One, which has a faster processor).  It will, however be a significant improvement over the current Droid, which is selling so well Jha can't make enough of them, or so he says.

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