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Is Motorola Working On An Android-Powered Social Networking Phone?

A few weeks ago we found out that Motorola was looking to boost the number of people working on an Android phone. According to a new Motorola job posting, it is working on a "new Android Social Networking SmartPhone." Cue dramatic music.
A few weeks ago we found out that Motorola was looking to boost the number of people working on an Android phone. According to a new Motorola job posting, it is working on a "new Android Social Networking SmartPhone." Cue dramatic music.An eagle-eyed reader of The Android Guys blog spotted this job posting and saw fit to e-mail it on Over The Air's favorite blog concerning all things Android. It reads:

As a Senior Staff Interaction Designer, you will be responsible for leading and actively participating in the concept, design, documentation and development of user interfaces for our mobile products including our new Android Social Networking SmartPhone. You'll lead brainstorming and work sessions, usability and innovation reviews and other forums of design development. In addition to your primary responsibility in the delivery of great design, you will also be expected to mentor other designers, bringing your personal strengths to the rest of the team.

It's one thing for Motorola to develop a phone based on Android. Given its membership status in the Open Handset Alliance, it is almost expected. But to call it a Social Networking Smartphone is something else altogether.

How would it work? Would it be loaded with mobile versions of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and others? Would it have multimedia sharing capabilities built in, such as photo uploading services? What about sharing music, or other content? Mobile phones are used more and more for social networking. Building one solely for that purpose is an interesting idea, and one that has potential.

Keep the good ideas coming, Motorola.

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