Motorola plans to release at least 10 cell phones based on Android operating system in the next six to 10 months, according to a report from Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry released this morning. On Sept. 10, Motorola showed off its first Android phone, called the Cliq.
The phones will be sold to end users for $39 to $399, Chowdhry says, citing industry sources. And they could, potentially, help Motorola ramp up its market share fast. In the second quarter of 2009, the company claims it held 5.5% market share — a far cry from the double-digit market share it held several years ago.
Much will depend on which carriers pick up the phones, and how much money they sink in promoting them. But most analysts I’ve talked to believe the company’s share can only go up from here.