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    Default Motorola DROID 5 news/information?

    With the specs on the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II coming out yesterday and being underwhelming (as a "power" device), it pretty well seals that the Moto DROID is the only line of top-end devices with a physical keyboard for Verizon users. I currently have a DROID 3 with a cracked screen due to my own stupidity, and I've been holding off on replacing it in hopes of a DROID 5 coming out.

    However, I cannot find anything at all about it. I mean, not even a mention anywhere of it being a possibility, which is strange compared to the previous released of the DROID line---and yes, I know that was a "change" that was rumored awhile back.

    Anyways, enough of my rambling...has anyone heard anything about a DROID 5, or what the next high-end QWERTY-slider for Verizon is going to be?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I have been waiting for news on this too!
    I love my 4, and will try my best to hold out until it really needs to be replaced (had gotten 1,3,5 all the months they were released ). My boyfriend however is still using his Droid 2 and doesn't want to get the 4 if the 5 ends up coming out soon. He doesn't like the size of the 4, so I'm hoping they tweak the 5 down to a size comparable to the 2... Here's to hoping!
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    I'm trying to remember when rumors of the D4 started coming out before it's February launch.

    Up to now, I haven't heard a single murmur about a new Moto QWERTY. This dissappoints me, as I know Moto makes the best sliders since the OG Droid. If I was waiting on a new slider, I'd think that there is still chance that it will be announced at CTIA or MWC early next year.
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    The first Droid 4 rumors I saw were in late September early October last year and were pointing at a late December launch, which got pushed off to February. I'm worried with the current way of thinking that "the world has moved on and we should all just get used to tapping on the glass instead of the feel of the keys" that the new Google/Motorola engineers may not be planning to bring us a 5th Droid. On the other hand maybe they are working on making the next one stand out like the first Droid did and we'll be glad they have waited on the release.

    The droid 4 is pretty good though and much better than the 3 with 4g speed. I ended up getting one used off ebay in mint condition for about $350, I think they've come down some now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradables View Post
    The first Droid 4 rumors I saw were in late September early October last year and were pointing at a late December launch, which got pushed off to February. I'm worried with the current way of thinking that "the world has on and we should all just get used to tapping on the glass instead of the feel of the keys" that the new Google/Motorola engineers may not be planning to bring us a 5th Droid. On the other hand maybe they are working on making the next one stand out like the first Droid did and we'll be glad they have waited on the release.

    The droid 4 is pretty good though and much better than the 3 with 4g speed. I ended up getting one used off ebay in mint condition for about $350, I think they've come down some now.
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    I sincerely hope that the Google/Motorola braintrust really IS going for a device that will blow us all away with the DROID 5, but frankly I'm not optimistic. With the DROID 3 early adopters coming up for upgrade very soon, it would behoove them to get word out about what their plans are sooner rather than later, I think.

    I played with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 the other day, and Moto has a long way to go to make a DROID 5 that would compare to that. I've been a die-hard physical keyboard guy since the Treo days, and the Note2 would get me to switch in a heartbeat....unless something striking comes along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creyu View Post
    I have been waiting for news on this too!
    I love my 4, and will try my best to hold out until it really needs to be replaced (had gotten 1,3,5 all the months they were released ). My boyfriend however is still using his Droid 2 and doesn't want to get the 4 if the 5 ends up coming out soon. He doesn't like the size of the 4, so I'm hoping they tweak the 5 down to a size comparable to the 2... Here's to hoping!
    I don't see them going with a screen smaller than 4 inches.
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    Agreed. If 4.7" is the new standard, and they managed to fit 4.3" on the RAZR M, odds are we'll see a phone similar to that

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    I keep wondering if this device is coming out anytime soon... has anyone noticed how little Droid 4 accessories are available? Also when I ask about them (at Verizon) they push me towards the RAZR or RAZR MAXX... If I didnt want a keyboard I would purchased a RAZR MAXX but I am NOT touch-screen friendly... Also why I dont have an I Phone even tho my entire house is mac....
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    I know those of us that prefer a physical keyboard are a very small minority. It will get harder for Motorola to justify the business case for developing, building & supporting a slider. I, for one, hope there is one more slider coming from Moto. I love my D4. It is a great phone with a mediocre screen, but with ICS now & JB comment, it will stay relevant for at least another 12 months. I believe the current RAZR HD's & M/I are the last of the pre Google purchase phones. I think think there may have been plans to put out a D5 based on the RAZR HD hardware, but it was cancelled. I believe there are some amazing phones in the works at Moto. Top spec hardware & innovative design. I hope the D5 is in there too. Hopefully CES will give us a hint of what's to come from Moto.
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    Welp, CES came and went with no Droid 5.

    MWC is February 25-28 and CTIA is May 21-23.

    If Jellybean gets released for the Photon Q and Sprint rolls out LTE in my area I may need to settle for picking up one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qtpietruitt View Post
    I keep wondering if this device is coming out anytime soon... has anyone noticed how little Droid 4 accessories are available? Also when I ask about them (at Verizon) they push me towards the RAZR or RAZR MAXX... If I didnt want a keyboard I would purchased a RAZR MAXX but I am NOT touch-screen friendly... Also why I dont have an I Phone even tho my entire house is mac....
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    I REALLY wanted a Droid 4 back when I bought my Razr Maxx. My problem was it just felt like it was a little old even when it was introduced. The Keyboard looked amazing but everything else just seemed a little behind. I have been hoping ever since that the 5 would be a homerun. I wont buy it because I love my S3 but I have high hopes that not only does the Droid line continue with a physical keyboard, but that it continues to be top of the line in hardware and software.
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    Anyone that want droid 5 go complant to moto on this forum.

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    Well I found out Sprint has 4G LTE in my area so I went ahead and got a Photon Q. It's pretty nice and I'm happy with it, but of course now that I pulled the trigger I just a rumor about the Droid 5.

    If the rumor is true, it will be released around the time of MWC at the end of February. It will have Jellybean 4.1 preloaded, and will be a lot like a Photon Q but with a spec bump:
    Screen: 540p -> 720p
    Battery: 1785 mAh -> 2300 mAh
    RAM: 1GB -> 2GB
    Storage: 8GB -> 16GB

    Seems plausible, but it's just a rumor so it could just be a fan's wishlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastor View Post
    I just a rumor about the Droid 5.
    As much as I'd love to believe that rumor, I wouldn't bet on it. I haven't heard anything similar posted anywhere else, and the $99 on contract for a freshly released Droid 5 seems unlikely. I've also heard on hofo that there wouldn't be a Moto slider this year, and the "DansDroid" post in the above mentioned moto forum backs the hofo response. (DansDroid, though he says he doesn't represent Moto, does have some connection to them. If I recall correctly, he headed up the Droid 4 ICS deployment for the early test release.)
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    Hmm, I did feel that $99 for a new phone seems unlikely, and 720p in only a 4.3" screen seems unlikely. Maybe my Photon Q will turn out to be last of the breed?
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    I will say one thing if this is true and the droid 5 turns out to be a high end handset I'll be switch from at&t to verizon just to get this phone. I cant wait. Any new news on this?
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    MWC is February 25-28, if there's no word then I think the DROID {number} series is probably over.
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    Anyone hear anything new?
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    Nothing much new, MWC came and went with no Droid 5. Motorola just announced they are laying off another 10% of their employees as they "focus on high-end handsets".

    Interesting comment today by "hkklife" over on droid-life's about the cuts:
    A few months ago we heard some verrrry sketchy rumors concerning a Droid 5 (yes, a real keyboard device) for VZW which would basically have specs that were a mixture of the RAZR HD the Photon Q. I have a feeling that the lackluster Droid 4 is the final QWERTY device we will ever see from Moto (or least Droid-branded).
    I have a feeling he/she is right and Droid 4 / Photon Q are the final entries in the Motorola QWERTY line. Soon Physical QWERTY phones will only be produced as low-end devices for teens to text on.
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    That's too bad. I do like the qwerty phones so much better. Thank you for the info, I've been holding my breath on this one. My phone is not great now and I was hoping to wait it out until the Droid 5 came out but I guess I'll just end up just getting the Droid 4.
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    Still waiting for this. My D3 is getting a little long in the tooth, but I find it hard to put down for a D4 now that its getting old....really want a D5. Though, I'm more likely to go for a D4 than any other non-keyboard phone, even with current specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmatter View Post
    Still waiting for this. My D3 is getting a little long in the tooth, but I find it hard to put down for a D4 now that its getting old....really want a D5. Though, I'm more likely to go for a D4 than any other non-keyboard phone, even with current specs.
    What about a regular high-end phone with an attachable bluetooth keyboard case? I've seen them for the iPhone so there probably are some for more popular models like the Galaxy S series.
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    I got one of those for my dad's iphone, I didn't like it. The problem is balance. With one of those cases the bulk of the phone is up with the screen, not in your hands with the keyboard.

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