More Details on Motorola's Android Phone: It'll Be Better, Cheaper than G1

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Details have been dribbling out about Motorola's upcoming Android cellphone—we already knew it was going to be social-networky—but Businessweek has quizzed Moto and garnered a few more juicy facts. Firstly it'll have a an "iPhone-like touchscreen," which is no big surprise, and it'lll have a slide-out QWERTY like the G1. But, most interestingly, it'll be specced a little higher than the G1 and will come at a lower price point.In fact it'll apparently come at a price similar to the Krave (which it may also steal some design cues from) which currently is going for around $150 on a two-year contract. There's no more info available yet, but since Motorola has been touting spec sheets and images of the phone to cellphone carriers around the world, and speculation on a release date is centered at the second quarter of 2009 we might well expect to learn more soon. [Businessweek via BBG]

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I heard in California they passed a state-law saying two-year contracts were un-enforceable. So how much will this cost for them?