1. RoninX's Avatar
    For anyone not following this thread, if the Droid Panda is reliable, it looks like at least one of the major carriers will be getting a QWERTY slider version of the Nexus Prime.

    This is great news for QWERTY fans. I've been debating between getting a D3 or a Stratosphere, but if these rumors are true, I might wait another month to get the Prime slider. I'm hoping it will come to Verizon with LTE, but I might even be willing to switch carriers for this one...
    09-22-2011 11:29 PM
  2. Rand0m's Avatar
    I'm not in the know so this is 100% speculation.

    I very much doubt Verizon is going to get a slider Nexus Prime (or whatever it is going to be called). First of all, Verizon, as you have already pointed out, has a line up of slider phones already. They already have the Droid 3 which has sold quite well and soon they will be getting the Stratosphere. Considering that VZW tends to stray away from sliders, besides their Droid line, I would find it highly unlikely that they would add another so quickly. The fact that VZW is getting the Stratosphere, a samsung device, in October leads me to believe that we will not see the Prime as a slider.

    My second reason is that we have heard no rumors of a slider coming to VZW. In fact there has been no mention of it anywhere from what I can tell. Many writers, like Kellex at droid-life, have come out and said that what was mentioned in the tweet was not the same phone as the one we are all thinking of. Right now it seems like Kellex knows more about the device than he is letting on. He seems pretty adamant that he is right on this one.

    Lastly, there is no way that a slider will become a flagship device. There has not been a single slider flagship device on any network since the OG Droid. On top of that, even after the success of the OG Droid all sliders have on every single network have been mid range devices. Market patterns seem to indicate that consumers want choices, which is why we have sliders, but that a vast majority of them want them without it.

    Of course I could be horribly wrong and the VZW device will be a slider, but then again this is all speculation anyways.
    09-23-2011 01:37 AM
  3. RoninX's Avatar
    It's all rumors at this time, but people seem to think the Droid Panda and tfleming have a certain amount of credibility. If so, then someone will be getting a Prime with a physical keyboard, though not necessarily Verizon...
    09-23-2011 02:34 AM
  4. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I very much do NOT want a slider. So that means VZW probably will be the one to have their version as a slider since they are so good at finding ways to kill my phone hopes.

    Actually to be more serious, I feel like if it does go to VZW then there will probably be a non-slider version for them as well. VZW did not pass up on the S2 to end up giving us a slider only. Also agree that most people don't seem to care about having a physical keyboard, so I doubt they bring three out within a few months of each other, especially with the Stratosphere already looking to come out soon.
    09-23-2011 07:58 AM
  5. nemov's Avatar
    The most likely scenario is that Droid HD slider has ICS. If Samsung is making the Galaxy Nexus (which no one has said is a slider), it's not likely they're making a slider as well.

    HOWEVER

    What if the Nexus comes to other carriers as a slider so as not to compete with the GS2?
    09-23-2011 08:06 AM
  6. rrhartjr's Avatar
    I'm a geek for a slider.. but I still cannot concoct a reasonable scenario, given all announced phones and schedules, that results in a Nexus slider or a Samsung LTE slider for that matter..
    09-23-2011 09:45 AM
  7. DolfanCole's Avatar
    I'm a geek for a slider.. but I still cannot concoct a reasonable scenario, given all announced phones and schedules, that results in a Nexus slider or a Samsung LTE slider for that matter..
    Samsung Stratosphere, LTE slider.
    09-23-2011 10:01 AM
  8. Serial Fordicator's Avatar
    Not to be a smartass, but why does everyone keep making new threads with the same subject being discussed in other threads? There are a couple of iphone 5 to prime threads and Ive read about this slider in at least 2 other threads
    09-23-2011 10:20 AM
  9. huskerkate's Avatar
    09-23-2011 10:48 AM
  10. th0r615's Avatar
    just another 4 inch slider
    09-23-2011 11:45 AM
  11. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    You could always just tape a bluetooth keyboard to any LTE phone and call it a day.
    09-23-2011 11:54 AM
  12. DolfanCole's Avatar
    You could always just tape a bluetooth keyboard to any LTE phone and call it a day.
    Especially when it's so thin to begin with.

    On a serious note ... I thought whomever came up with the case for the iPhone with the integrated bluetooth keyboard (virtually making the iPhone a slider) was brilliant. With it, people are able to have the full touchscreen experience, and those that prefer the QWERTY can get the case to satisfy their needs/desires. It's a win-win. I haven't seen the same cases for any Android phone though (I admit I haven't looked either).
    09-23-2011 12:03 PM
  13. rrhartjr's Avatar
    Samsung Stratosphere, LTE slider.
    I guess I should have said ANOTHER Samsung LTE slider. That was what I had meant to imply by "all announced phones and schedules"
    09-23-2011 12:23 PM
  14. rrhartjr's Avatar

    This is closer to the Samsung Stratosphere. This is spec-bumped Galaxy S with a slider, and no LTE.

    The article says (incorrectly, I think) that it is a dual core 1.2GHz, which would be a nice surprise, but unlikely I think. It's most likely a single core Qualcomm 1.2Ghz Snapdragon, like in the Galaxy S Plus that has popped up overseas.
    09-23-2011 12:26 PM
  15. RoninX's Avatar
    This is closer to the Samsung Stratosphere. This is spec-bumped Galaxy S with a slider, and no LTE.

    The article says (incorrectly, I think) that it is a dual core 1.2GHz, which would be a nice surprise, but unlikely I think. It's most likely a single core Qualcomm 1.2Ghz Snapdragon, like in the Galaxy S Plus that has popped up overseas.
    I think this is the SGS2 slider that passed through the FCC and is rumored to be heading to AT&T. It looks identical to the leaked images, and the specs (dual-core 1.2 GHz) seem closer to the SGS2 than the Stratosphere -- unless there's some very surprising news about the Stratosphere's CPU...
    09-24-2011 02:34 PM
  16. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    That is a Galaxy S slider variant that is going to Rogers, which is a Canadian carrier. It also clearly states it within the title.
    09-24-2011 10:33 PM
  17. rmreagle's Avatar
    Have we definitively ruled out that the stratosphere is the prime? Stratosphere name has been around for a while. Maybe it was the codename before google chose it as the next nexus phone...

    Just a theory (fingers
    Sent from my R800x using Takale
    09-25-2011 03:51 AM
  18. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Have we definitively ruled out that the stratosphere is the prime? Stratosphere name has been around for a while. Maybe it was the codename before google chose it as the next nexus phone...

    Just a theory (fingers
    Sent from my R800x using Takale
    Stratosphere is definitely NOT the prime. Images of it were leaked a while ago and it's a Epic 4G w/ lte instead of wimax, and without Sprint's "yellow" accents on the keyboard.
    09-25-2011 04:38 AM
  19. RoninX's Avatar
    It would be great if the Stratosphere came out with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and vanilla Android, but that's not very likely... At all.
    09-25-2011 06:16 AM
  20. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Maybe this is what panda was talking about? Droid4G?

    Motorola Droid "Spyder" XT910 Pre-Release Thread - Page 16
    09-27-2011 06:59 PM
  21. RoninX's Avatar
    Maybe this is what panda was talking about? Droid4G?

    Motorola Droid "Spyder" XT910 Pre-Release Thread - Page 16
    I doubt it. Why would the Panda/tfleming write an entire poem about the Samsung Nexus Prime and then switch to talking about a Moto phone in the last line?

    I'm guessing that there will be both a keyboard version of the Nexus/Droid Prime from Samsung, and a Motorola Droid 4 with keyboard and LTE.
    09-27-2011 07:16 PM
  22. nemov's Avatar
    I doubt it. Why would the Panda/tfleming write an entire poem about the Samsung Nexus Prime and then switch to talking about a Moto phone in the last line?

    I'm guessing that there will be both a keyboard version of the Nexus/Droid Prime from Samsung, and a Motorola Droid 4 with keyboard and LTE.
    Wishful thinking... The poem wasn't clear that the slider was a Nexus. This phone will likely have ICS. How many slider phones do people think are coming?
    09-27-2011 07:47 PM
  23. RoninX's Avatar
    The poem wasn't clear that the slider was a Nexus.
    Why would you write a poem about the Nexus and then say at the end that you like "the one with the keyboard best," if the "one with the keyboard" isn't a Nexus? I suppose he could be saying that the Droid 4 is better than the Nexus Prime, but that's not the impression I get.
    09-28-2011 02:30 AM
  24. nemov's Avatar
    Why would you write a poem about the Nexus and then say at the end that you like "the one with the keyboard best," if the "one with the keyboard" isn't a Nexus? I suppose he could be saying that the Droid 4 is better than the Nexus Prime, but that's not the impression I get.
    Re-read the poem. He mentions Nexus, but it's not clear that the poem is only about Nexus.
    09-28-2011 07:12 AM
  25. phantomash's Avatar
    Re-read the poem. He mentions Nexus, but it's not clear that the poem is only about Nexus.
    I agree, he could be referring to a totally unmentioned phone on his last sentence. "be it a droid or nexus branded ... the one with the keyboard is what I enjoy". Hell he could even be referring to a BB phone that he's been using.
    09-28-2011 08:02 AM
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