Apple’s iPhone must be the most coveted smartphone in the world. Customers hope that the company will launch its fifth-generation iPhone by the end of this year, but Apple is tight-lipped as always. Meanwhile, other manufacturers have not wasted time and launched their own world phones, thus stealing Apple’s pole-position.
But if we leave the realm of theory and step into reality, we can see that such a world phone already exists but it’s Motorola’s. Motorola Photon is offered by Sprint and brings ”global 4G connectivity and 3G support” and customers can use it on CDMA networks in the US and on GSM networks abroad, IBTimes reports.
To put it differently, while Apple is preparing its customers for a worldphone by first getting them habituated with the unlocked iPhone 4, Motorola has already made a smart move and offered users the real deal.
And Motorola has not stopped here. The tech company is also preparing to deliver a second punch in Apple’s face by releasing its LTE capable Droid Bionic on Verizon before August.
While Apple’s diehard iPhone fan boys will definitely “wait till Kingdom come” for their favorite company to launch the GSM and CDMA compatible iPhone 5, other will give into temptation and purchase one of Motorola’s offerings. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Obviously, if Motorola dared to hinder Apple with this move, more manufacturers will follow. Droid Bionic and Photon 4G smartphones could be a real threat for the iPhone, especially in the U.S market. Android’s threat grows bigger and bigger, that’s why the long awaited iPhone 5 either will be a big success or it will mark the beginning of the period when the much acclaimed smartphone will have to gradually step off its hegemonic pedestal.