Motorola and Sprint recently announced the Motorola XPRT portrait QWERTY Android smartphone, a world phone with a 3.1-inch HVGA 320×480 display. It appears that the manufacturer is working on another Sprint QWERTY Android smartphone, the once pictured above.
It’s pretty clear that with both the XPRT and the smartphone pictured above, Motorola is targeting the BlackBerry corporate users. Opposed to the XPRT, the alleged upcoming smartphone will feature a more kind, rounded design around the edges with capacitive Android buttons at the bottom of the touchscreen.
The general layout is not the only one borrowed from BlackBerry smartphones but the keyboard in general too. The upcoming device will feature a slightly curved, arched (smile) keyboard common on RIM smartphones. It will purportedly ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box and it could include 4G WiMax capability.