NYT Profile on Motorola’s Android Resurgence

Good piece by Saul Hansell in the NYT on Motorola’s effort to build itself around Android smartphones, and the leadership of co-CEO Sanjay Jha. But just to note how different a position they’re in from Apple, note this bit on early prototypes of the Droid:

Verizon worried that the angular design of what was to be the Droid appealed much more to men than women. Motorola quickly rounded some of the phone’s edges and added a rubberized backing to create a softer feeling.

Can you imagine Apple taking industrial design feedback from a carrier?

Thursday, 29 October 2009