8MP Motorola 'Skarven' on the way?

We've hit five megapixels this year already with the Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and superb Sony Ericsson K850i but Moto could be about to trump them all

We've hit five megapixels this year already with the Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and superb Sony Ericsson K850i but Moto could be about to trump them all – in the pixel stakes at least – with the rumoured 'Skarven'.Like all Motorolas, that's just a code name, no doubt to be remonikered in usual ROKR, RAZR, KRZR fashion. It's come to light thanks to a Motorola presentation in Amsterdam which accidentally-on-purpose included four shots of hitherto unseen handsets.The Skarven is billed as having a stonking 8MP cam and sizeable, new-N95-matching, 2.8in screen.Also spotted was the 'Texel' music phone, with ROKR E8 (pictured) style morphing keypad for switching between phone and music controls. Then there's the Kodak-branded 'X PIXL' with 5megapixels under its lens and the intriguing 'Genghis' – a sort of budget Blackberry complete with QWERTY keypad.Moto's staying tight-lipped about all four, telling us it can't comment on rumours, but word is they'll be out early next year. Here's hoping. EssentialsMotorola Skarven, Texel, X PIXL, GenghisPrice: £TBAOn sale: TBA (rumoured Q1 2008)Contact: MotorolaRelated stories:Gadget of the Day – Sony Ericsson K850iPalm shows off scrimping smartieGadget of the Day – Motorola RIZR Z8