AOL’s Daily Finance didn’t need a pusillanimously anonymous source, “who has worked directly with the Android team,” to tell it that more Android-based smartphones will reach market by early in 2010.
That was common knowledge, with most handset vendors that don’t build their own mobile operating systems dipping at least a toe into Android’s waters. Some of them, including Motorola, are jumping into the Android pool with reckless abandon.
I don’t understand why the source for the Daily Finance story insisted an anonymity. The information he or she produced was neither unprecedented nor particularly confidential.