The folks at Motorola are jumping on the Google bandwagon and are developing a clone iPhone using Android. The new Motorola phone is scheduled for release in the 2nd quarter of 2009. The new smartphone will be a semi Apple iPhone clone and it will be Motorola’s attempt to unseat  Apple’s premier phone. According to BusinessWeek, it states that:

The Android handset will feature a touch screen about the size of those on Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, people familiar with the phone say. While it takes some of the design cues from Krave ZN4, the first touch-screen phone from Motorola launched with Verizon Wireless on Oct. 14, it’s not certain whether the Android phone screen will feature Krave’s distinctive and interactive clear flip screen.

Like the world’s first Android phone, from HTC, Motorola’s Android-based device will offer a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. People who’ve seen the pictures and spec sheets for the device say it looks like a higher-end version of the HTC phone, called the T-Mobile G1. But it’s expected to sell for less, at prices similar to the Krave, which is available for $150 with a two-year contract. After carrier subsidies, the G1 will retail for $180 with a two-year contract.

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