Rumors come and go everyday in the tech world, and some just don't make any sense. This one falls directly into that category, as the word on the street is that Motorola will not be releasing the Droid/Milestone 3 in the UK. There is no reason or justification as to why Moto may have made this decision, but (of course) there is speculation. UK tech blog Clove thinks that it could be because of the lackluster sales of the Milestone 2, or perhaps there just isn't much of a market for slide-out QWERTY devices, citing the demise of the HTC Desire Z in the UK as reasoning.

In related news, the Motorola Pro, a rebranded Droid Pro, is rumored to be hitting UK soil in mid-July, which almost contradicts the latter theory on why the Milestone 3 may never make an appearance. Either way, I would take it all with a grain of salt at the moment - we all know how fickle manufactures can be.

[Clove 1, 2]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Phil Oakley/redbullcat

    I hate Androids with QWERTY Portrait style keyboards. Android clearly isn't made for this form factor, so why do it?

    • TBDF

      Lots of people got used to portrait sliders before coming to smart phones. They may be crappy, but the market exists.

  • http://www.techendeavour.com/ Rahul Aggarwal

    That is good news for the people interested in the Motorola Pro. In US, it was described as the perfect alternative for blackberry and thus the users who have raved about the BB device will definately appreciate the features of Motorola Pro. However, though the Pro news is given by the well known online retailer of the UK that the launch is in JULY, we have to wait and watch to witness the reality or rumor.