Verizon to Skip Motorola Android Party
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. TheStreet) -- Motorola (MOT) says it will lift the curtain on its Google (GOOG) Android phones Sept. 10 at a media event in San Francisco, but don't expect to see telco partner Verizon on the stage.
A Verizon representative says the company is not part of the Motorola event and added that he did not know what Motorola was announcing. Adding to the mystery, a Motorola rep said the company will announce its phone company partners at the event.
The Verizon no-show will come as a slight shock to those Motorola watchers who expected to hear details about the Android phone headed to the No. 1 wireless carrier.
As TheStreet reported last month, Motorola will introduce two Android phones, one for Deutsche Telekom's (DT) T-Mobile and one, according to a source close to the company, for Verizon (VZ) in October.The confusion going into the event adds extra drama to what is already billed as a defining moment in Motorola's long awaited comeback.
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