We’ve supposedly got a lot of big reveals coming up this month, and at least one of those is coming from Motorola. At a Verizon event later this week, Motorola is expected to reveal a new handset, and Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that this new handset will feature an edge-to-edge screen. If it does, it will be one of the first phones in the United States to boast such a feature.
Businessweek’s anonymous source was light on the details, saying that the phone will be running a version of Android – a given considering that Motorola is owned by Google. This new handset will also take advantage of Verizon’s LTE networks, and the source claims that this phone will be unveiled at a Verizon event on September 5 (which is two days away for those of you who haven’t been keeping track). After that, the phone will go on sale later this year, but this source unfortunately didn’t get any more specific than that.
The idea that Motorola is about to introduce a phone with an edge-to-edge screen is one that’s pretty easy to believe. After all, Google bought Motorola primarily so it could have access to the company’s patent portfolio and so it could give a boost to Android. What better way to do that than by offering a phone with a feature that phones from most other manufacturers lack?
Indeed, such a device could give Google an edge over Apple, which is supposedly revealing the next iPhone on September 12. Of course, as with any rumor, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt, because we won’t know what Motorola is planning until everything has been confirmed. Luckily, we should be finding out if this rumor is legitimate soon, as this announcement is apparently going down in just a couple of days. We’ll have all that information for you right here at SlashGear, so keep checking back with us!