Is this the Motorola Droid 2?

Is this the next Motorola Droid? According to a new report, the next-generation device

Is this the next Motorola Droid?

The folks at Droid Life say it is.

According to the photos, the next-generation Motorola Droid device will tweak, rather than overhaul, the milestone Google Android device.

That means visuals remain almost identical. A few exceptions: a raised-button keyboard reminiscent of Motorola's Cliq that drops the original model's gold directional pad, and a smoothed-out version of the original model's "chin."

Inside, much has changed, including a new "less obtrusive" version of Motoblur, Droid Life reports.

  • Android 2.1
  • 3.7-inch screen
  • 750MHz OMAP processor
  • Wi-Fi tethering
  • 8GB internal
  • 8GB SD card included
  • 5 megapixel camera

What's missing: a front-facing camera (to keep up with the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint and Apple's new iPhone 4).

I haven't heard anything definitive about a successor device from the Motorola folks, but that's no surprise -- the Droid itself was given very little pre-release fanfare.

But the specs look suspicious -- why would an update to this former flagship device settle for a 750MHz processor? And will there be any increase in display resolution for the new device?

A refresh for the original Droid makes plenty sense, and preserving what made it popular is a smart move. But I can't imagine the company would spend the money to retool the hardware for such a minor update, internally.

What do you think: Legit or fake?