Motorola Making Next Google Phone

In Q4 2009 financial conference call with analysts, Motorola’s Co-CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed that Motorola will be bypassing the traditional telco route and working with Google to sell an Android handset directly to consumers, similar to HTC and the Nexus One.

This handset will be one of twenty smartphones that Motorola promised to offer in 2010 . Despite selling twelve million handsets in Q4 2009, two million of which were Android-based, Motorola continues to slide downward with handset sales falling from $2.35 billion to $1.8 billion, a 22% year over year decline. Motorola also anticipates a first quarter loss of up to 3 cents per share which is far below the 3 cent per share profit expected by analysts.