Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

Summary: Here's a teaser video of what appears to be the second Motorola smartphone based on Google Android to arrive before the end of 2009, 'Droid.'

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BoyGeniusReport has posted a teaser video of what appears to be the second Motorola smartphone based on Google Android to arrive before the end of 2009, 'Droid.'

The device, which has been referred to as "Sholes" and "Tao" and is expected to arrive on Verizon, comes after Motorola's Cliq with Motoblur on T-Mobile. It's been rumored to arrive within the next few weeks.

Here's the clip:

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility

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  • Looks great...

    Looks really good.
    Nsaf
  • RE: Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

    Lame. Can I have more than 1 second please?
    rmarkle
  • RE: Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

    Do you think this phone is going to TMO or Sprint??
    Cinder247
  • RE: Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

    Wow - it looks like Motorola *FINALLY* gets their crap together years after setting the standard (you would think that any company that could innovate the RAZR could be able to do it more than once).
    khorsia
  • RE: Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

    Looks like Apple better have something majorly better than what they've got now up their sleeves - the new HTC phones with WinMo 6.5 and HTC's TouchFlo 3D (I use the Pure from AT&T) have made WinMo phones a strong alternative, and now Android is becoming a strong force as well. Now, if we could just get rid of carrier exclusivity and hidden fees, and a true high-speed network to connect with these awesome devices...
    EricP_KY
    • WinMo a contender... you must work for Microsoft!

      Whilst WinMo 6.5 is certainly a big improvement
      over 6.1, it's still half baked for a true
      finger oriented OS. Add to this the $30+ sales
      model for any half-decent application, and
      you've got a dying OS. It'll be no doubt
      propped up by naive businesses who don't know
      better. Hopefully WinMo7 will be up to scratch,
      but for me, my 7 year loyalty to Windows Mobile
      has been stretched to the limit, and I'm
      looking for my first Android phone.
      GregWoods
  • That is one ugly phone

    Anyone who thinks that "box" is going to take on the iPhone is crazy. I have the HTC Hero and at least there are some esthetics to it. The Droid doesn't look "pretty".
    Middle_Age_Man
    • Blind as a Bat! ;) Here's my prediction!

      Motorolla phones have always been about function and durability. Verizon has always been about service and the widest coverage in the lower 48 states. To me that sounds like a marriage made in heaven when you put all three of these successful corporations on the same team against Apple (w/ their cheap 3G chip) and AT&T and dinosaur dropped call service mentality!

      My Prediction? Google, Motorolla and Verizon's Droid steps into the ring and kicks Apple's iPhoney to the curb in 3 rounds (years)! haha... Don't have to be pretty to win a fight, just deliver the best service and product to the public! ;)
      i2fun@...
  • RE: Meet 'Droid,' the next Motorola Google Android phone after Cliq

    A short while ago, almost everyone was in agreement that
    Motorola products sucked big time. Now this Droid is
    supposed to be the savior of smartphones. Motorola still
    doesn't know anything about smartphones. They had to
    have Google help them design this Droid, otherwise,
    Motorola would still be in trouble. Motorola has no
    strategy except to flood the market with every shape and
    size of Android-using devices. No multimedia or content
    delivery platform to speak of. Sales will not be sustainable
    due to lack of company focus on a single product.
    Motorola has only lengthened it's stay of execution before
    it hangs itself. Droid = RAZR2. Motorola is run by a
    bunch of crooks and they've already ruined the Motorola
    name for investors and employees.
    ConstableOdo