It looks like the Android Motorola Motus will be one of the few devices to offer relatively few signs of AT&T branding; the iPhone is the other device. The Motus, an Android device with a keyboard that flips backward and remain exposed in its “closed” form and double as some sort of trackpad, like the keys on the HP iPAQ 600 series. The only visible sign of AT&T branding is on one of the keys on the keyboard, presumably a shortcut to get you onto the internet and further congest the network.
The Motus seems to be using the same core as the T-Mobile CLIQ, including a 528 MHz processor, MOTO BLUR, and Android 1.5, which seems a bit dated considering that Android 2.1 is just around the corner. Although the Motus, also called the Enzo and the Backflip, has a unique keyboard hinge mechanism, from early pictures it seems that the Droid remains Motorola’s flagship phone for now.
With a carrier branding on the device and the Motus now being spotted in some spy shots, hopefully a release for AT&T will be around the corner. The Motus may be one of the earliest AT&T Android smartphones–the nation’s second largest carrier is the only one without a Google Android device on the market thus far.
(via: Phone Arena)