Motorola Calgary to be Verizon's second Android phone?

Rumors crop up that a device codenamed the Motorola Calgary will be Verizon's second Google Android phone.

Boy Genius Report

While the Motorola Droid might be hogging the spotlight at the moment, rumors of Verizon's second Google Android device are starting to bubble to the surface.

According to the Boy Genius Report, a handset code-named the Motorola Calgary will be the carrier's other Android smartphone. It'll be a lower-end device than the Droid and have a lower-resolution touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that BGR calls "workable."

Below the display, there will be three touch-sensitive buttons while the traditional d-pad will be replaced by an optical trackpad. Other reported features include a 3-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a microSD expansion slot.

At this point, it's not clear whether the Calgary will ship running Android OS 2.0 like the Droid, but unlike the Droid, it will apparently use Motoblur software, which we first saw on the Motorola Cliq. Also unclear is pricing and release dates, but Verizon has promised to ship both Android phones by the end of the year .

(Source: Brighthand)

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