* Droid selling extremely well, despite supply shortages
* Would sell more if not for supply constraints
* Plans up to 4 phones that can do video-conferencing
* Motorola shares up 2 cents at $6.68 on NYSE
CHICAGO, June 9 Motorola Inc MOT.N is seeing
strong demand for its Droid phone at Verizon Wireless despite
the popularity of rival HTC Corp's (2498.TW) Droid Incredible,
co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said on Wednesday.
Jha told reporters after an Executives Club presentation in
Chicago that Motorola is suffering from industry wide supply
chain constraints similar to those HTC is seeing for its Droid
Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications Inc
(VZ.N) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L), said last month it was
having a hard time keeping up with supply of the Droid
Incredible because of a shortage of screens from Samsung
"(Droid) sales are going extremely well. If I could build
more I'd sell more," Jha said without discussing which
components were in short supply.
Jha said this year's phone line-up would include two to
four phones with front facing cameras that could be used for
mobile video-conferencing. The comment follows two high-profile
introductions of phones with such cameras in the last week.
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said its next iPhone would have a
front-facing camera when it goes on sale June 24.
Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N), the No. 3 US mobile service,
starting selling EVO, a high-speed phone with video
conferencing capability, on June 4.
Jha said he would support the technology even though he had
"never been a great believer" in demand for video
Motorola shares closed up 2 cents at $6.68 on New York
(Reporting by Nick Carey in Chicago, Writing by Sinead Carew
in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)