To those of you hoping Motorola’s business strategy team would be planning a bombshell to start Moto’s post-layoff announcement press on a high note, it unfortunately looks as though that won’t be the case. It won’t be the sexy Moto Flash or Calgary – hell it won’t even be the sort-of-sexy Niagra. Instead, we’re looking at a likely candidate in the EM326g. Sporting a slider form factor, textured back, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot and a full-sized headphone jack, this thing is about as well-equipped as the four-year-old RAZR V3i. What becomes apparent when you take a look at the back cover however, is the handset’s destination – NET10, where the EM326g is indeed an upgrade from some of the prepaid MVNO’s current offerings. If NET10 and Moto can get the price low enough however, this handset will likely do well among users looking for a slightly more stylish phone with some additional though basic features. Expect an official announcement soon.

[Via Engadget Mobile]


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.