Updates stock informationSCHAUMBURG, Ill. ( TheStreet) -- Motorola, ( MOT) the mobile phone comeback kid, will let the buzz linger for a few weeks over its first Google ( GOOG) Android phone -- named the Cliq -- introduced Thursday and exclusive to Deutsche Telekom's ( DT) T-Mobile. But a follow-up act is in the works, and it will arrive in time for the holidays. The bigger blockbuster candidate and most immediate challenger to Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone smartphone crown will be a sleeker, more expensive Android phone for No. 1 carrier Verizon ( VZ). The next phone is expected to resemble what's widely known as the Sholes, a metal-encased, touchscreen phone with a slide-out screen and a 5-megapixel camera to be available in October. A Verizon rep said simply, "stay tuned." The move would explain why T-Mobile was Motorola's only partner to share the stage at GigaOM's Mobilize conference Thursday in San Francisco. Android phones mark Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha's make-or-break strategy to revive the former wireless titan.
|Motorola's debut Google Android phone, the Cliq, introduced Sept. 2009.|