1. wabyrd's Avatar
    I am a little disappointed that there was no Droid 5 announcement with the other 3 phones the other day. I like my D4, but it's starting to get a little laggy. May have to switch to CyanogenMod...
    07-25-2013 10:12 AM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I am a little disappointed that there was no Droid 5 announcement with the other 3 phones the other day. I like my D4, but it's starting to get a little laggy. May have to switch to CyanogenMod...
    I think that form factor is dead.
    07-25-2013 10:29 AM
  3. delrey1900's Avatar
    I actually be surprised to see a D5 actually. There seems to be minimal demand for it, like Ry said, it's dead.
    07-25-2013 11:25 AM
  4. wabyrd's Avatar
    Not a huge demand, but I think it still has a place. Look at BlackBerry (not that they're relevant anymore). They've released a physical keyboard device. I think there's still a market for those of us who still like to use a real keyboard vs. a virtual keyboard.
    07-25-2013 04:37 PM
  5. Evilnut's Avatar
    Unfortunately I think the Keyboard slider from Motorola is gone. As a fan of this form factor I am really disappointed! I bought the OG Droid on launch day, then the D2Global, then my D4 on launch day. I don't think Motorola killed it though. I think Google did. Android is all about touch. Continuing to spend the effort to support physical keyboards in Android is just not worth the effort to them with the tiny sales numbers of these types of phones. Imam typing this on my Nexus 10 using the touch keyboard. I like it on a larger screen. I have been playing with my Daughters SGS4 & using touch keyboards on its larger screen is not too bad. If Moto puts out a D5, I will be all over it, but I'm not betting on it, so we will see what is available around Feb 2014 when my contract is up.

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    07-28-2013 11:50 AM
  6. danaeckel's Avatar
    Well, My contract for my droid three will be up in three months. I am in need for a G4 phone, and I love my keyboard. It is a waste of screen space to use a virtual keyboard. However if there is no Droid5 by the time I upgrade, I will more than likely switch to a Windows 8 phone.
    08-09-2013 02:26 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Well, My contract for my droid three will be up in three months. I am in need for a G4 phone, and I love my keyboard. It is a waste of screen space to use a virtual keyboard. However if there is no Droid5 by the time I upgrade, I will more than likely switch to a Windows 8 phone.
    Uh. Wouldn't you be switching to a BlackBerry instead?
    08-09-2013 11:07 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    08-21-2013 10:48 AM
  9. Evilnut's Avatar
    That LG phone is not even as good as the Droid 4. It is a bottom feeder at best. Just goes to show the state of keyboard phones on Android, basically hopeless.....

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    08-21-2013 01:39 PM
  10. wabyrd's Avatar
    Yeah...I think i'll just throw CM on my D4 and keep it for a bit longer...
    08-21-2013 05:18 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Surprise?

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/23/v...-droid-5-leak/

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    08-24-2013 09:43 AM
  12. wabyrd's Avatar
    SIGN ME UP!!!
    I've been thinking about upgrading my D4 and this would be perfect (assuming the specs are good). I've got CyanogenMod on my D4 now, hopefully that will make my D4 last until this comes out!

    08-25-2013 09:05 AM
  13. darkmatter's Avatar
    I hate using on screen keyboards. They are so slow to use. It usually takes me at least twice as long to type a message when I'm using the on screen keyboard. That's not even bringing up the times the on screen keyboard bugs out, and the only way to type is either reboot or use the physical keyboard.

    Just got a Droid 4 off ebay that I'm looking forward to. The new droids/moto x look really nice, but i'd rather buy a year-ish old phone with a keyboard than a newfangled one without.

    Now, a Moto X slider? I think I would pay full retail on release day for that.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
    09-22-2013 08:30 PM

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