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Verizon to offer first Gingerbread handset, the Motorola DROID T2?

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Verizon to offer first Gingerbread handset, the Motorola DROID T2?
Back last June, we reported that Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha had stated that his firm would deliver a 2GHz phone by the end of this year. Recently, it has been thought that Jha had meant to say that Motorola would deliver a phone with a Dual-Core processor by the end of 2010, using two 1GHz cores. With this in mind, the guys at Android and Me have come up with a scenario that would involve a holiday season launch of a device they call the Motorola DROID T2, that would feature such a processor design.

The DROID T2 would be the first handset using Android 2.5(Gingerbread) which brings us back to the launch of the original DROID last November. At that time, Google allowed Motorola and Verizon to be the first to market with an Android 2.0 handset. At the same time as being the first Gingerbread phone to market, the DROID T2 would be the first phone released using NVIDIA's Dual-Core Tegra 2 processor.

The device would have similar specs to the DROID X but would include a front-facing camera and offer 1080 video encode/decode. Android 2.5 could bring some new features to Google's open source OS while Android 3.0 could be reserved for use on tablets expected to be released in 2011. Motorola has a press conference scheduled for October 5th at the CTIA show, so keep your fingers crossed.

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Wow, I hope I see a fisical keyboard, anyway will be awsome.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 04:31

2. qwerty31800 (unregistered)


Your spelling hurts my head

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 04:43

3. CrisTRON (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Mar 2010)


physical* that was a big FAIL.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 06:35

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 787; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Where are you from? I've seen that spelling before.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 09:02

10. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


ya ive seen it too... in the second grade.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 10:39

15. p k (unregistered)


I think it was a fiscal keyboard request. A keyboard that works well entering numbers, a phone especially for finance. I am going to have my second grader spell physical tonight.....

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 07:42

5. unregistered (unregistered)


LOL! You Guys crack me up with your bantering!

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 07:55

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


android 3.0 is gingerbread. 2.5 (and this is the first time 2.5 has EVER been used that ive seen)and 3.0 cant have the same names... that would just be stupid. maybe more research for the articles?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 10:27

13. john dusk (unregistered)


It's going to be quite a while til either are released, so it's hard to even be certain that Gingerbread IS 3.0.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 19:11

34. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


google says 3.0 is gingerbread, and thats going to be the next release which will be optimised for tablets. thats old hat. This whole 2.5 thing i think was just invented in this article today... lol.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 08:32

43. getsome (unregistered)


android 2.5 is gingerbread!!! android 3.0 is rumored to be HONEYCOMB. Read some articles, its out there. But anyway or anyname you look at it GINGERBREAD IS NOT 3.0.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 08:29

7. bayarea (unregistered)


Plz no Blur!

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 10:20

12. Galen20K (Posts: 504; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


no it will be Ninja Blur! ha

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 19:12

35. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


phil blur!! lol

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 08:43

8. derp (unregistered)


motorola just seems to be on a roll with all these turds coming out lately. sanjay and co. need to lay off the mexican food.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 10:29

14. john dusk (unregistered)


Moar fiber for Moto

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 11:21

16. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


And derp shows up again to bash and vanish once again. What a moron. Go stick your iPhone up your ass.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 11:52

18. derp (unregistered)


awww looks like we have another white knuckled prepubescent hero to the rescue to defend his shoddy toys. nice to know you try to stand out from the sheep with your original and creative stereotype that all non-android users flock to iphone. unfortunately your nothing more than an insignificant peon who cant think beyond what verizon commercials tell you is cool. keep nibbling the sac, little buddy. maybe you will get a cookie!

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 12:06

20. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Ooh! Ooh! I know what you have! You have a Palm Treo, don't you?! Come on, Derp, lay it on us: what phone do you prefer? I already know the answer: You're just a troll. Because you know what? I hear nary a peep from my customers who have bought Moto Droids. Once in a while I'll run across a bricked one, but most I know swear by the phones beeeeeeeeeccccccaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuussssseeeeeeeeee....they don't have any issues with them. And this includes customers who have had them almost a year. Oh, I know what happened: you came across a Droid X once, and it was so full of male potency and you're so full of whiny bitchiness that it just smacked you, knocked you down, and took you right there. And you're STILL shaking from the multiple orgasms it gave you, despite your knowledge that what happened was wrong, so so wrong...

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 12:52

21. derp (unregistered)


oh and next up to get a taste of reality is sniggly. how cute of a name for a clueless lowly sales rep. you obviously have an endless supply of knowledge and expertise working behind a counter taking payments and selling smartphones to senior citizens. i would gladly own a palm treo over a droid for the simple fact that they work. droids...maybe half of them. so you have come across a bricked droid once in a while? theres a reason for that. you work in a store, your about as proficient with troubleshooting as a paraplegic is with wiping his ass. they either call their tech support, or fix it themselves. there are pages of known issues not only with motorola products, but android itself. known issues with droid touchscreens failing. proximity sensors randomly failing. how about that atrocious keyboard that constantly fails? exchange support on a droid x? think again if you have authentication requirements on your smtp server. not going to happen. if you can get past your force close errors, you might be able to see the errors while trying to set up your email. wait, you cant get that far because the memory leak in your motorola phone has caused your device to lock up. shame shame. im sorry sniggly but your so wrapped up in this illusion that your droid x can give you a reach around and talk dirty to you, i would recommend seeking professional help. maybe while your at it, you can get a clue as well. the droid x has about as much male potency as the prostitute you slept with last night named bill. good day, sir.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 13:02

22. john orea (unregistered)


Caution: Do Not Feed The Trolls. The repetative owning of your face is making the rest of us laugh too hard.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 15:38

23. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh and next up to destroy you is ME, the GODLIKE Sniggly! Woohoo! Naw, you're really not worth the effort. So I'll lay it on you: it's obvious that you don't want anyone to know what phone or carrier you prefer because you're playing by the trolling code, thus rendering you impossible to engage in a civil, worthwhile debate. However, I will tell you that if you are what I think you are (warranty/tech rep) you will only ever see the bad side of phones. Why? Because you're only ever going to get called if someone has an issue and they're too lazy to drive their fat ass to the store. And you're only going to send them a piece of shit refurb because that's the only remedy open to you beyond basic troubleshooting. In fact, should the local Verizon chain be smart enough to hire employees who actually bother to learn the phones, those employees are a bigger help than you, any day of the week. Oh yeah, I've been there, in the call center, with nothing more than a basic phone guide to stumble my way through and access to any third party support blocked. Funnily enough, I ended up knowing more about all the phones than anyone else, including my supervisors. I knew more about policies too. So while no, I don't ALWAYS hear about it if there's a legit issue, if the Moto Droids were really as bad as you say, I'd have their owners storming into my store at the same rate as they storm in for the EnV3, the EnV Touch, the Rock, Boulder, etc. However, if anyone does have an issue with a Droid (Moto or HTC) it's usually something I can solve in five minutes. Androids usually glitch when: a) the phone's been physically abused, b) the customer doesn't know what they're doing and does something software wise, c) the phone's been on forever (SHUT YOUR PHONE OFF, YOU DON'T RUN YOUR COMPUTER FOR DAYS AT A TIME!) or d) something goes wrong with a software update. I've only seen one completely bricked original Droid and that was from the Froyo update. I've never seen a completely bricked Eris, never seen a completely bricked Incredible, and only had ONE defective return on the Droid X. Which was the bad screen from the original batch. The Devour is the only Android phone I've seen with a bad return rate, and something tells me that was a leftover design from before Jha's tenure because it's so completely different from just about everything else Moto's built the last couple years. Oh, I guess I changed my mind. You were worth a little effort. What can I say? I like to educate people. Though this will go in one ear and out the other, troll. Hugs and Kisses, Your Master Sniggly

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 16:21

26. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


Thanks Sniggly. Well said. Derps arguments don't even hold any bearing. Everything is doom and gloom. Nothing works, every phone is bad. Blah blah blah. I haven't had a single problem that he mentions. What a moron.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 18:25

32. keith68 (unregistered)


wife has a droid x, never had any issues you state. nor has anyone else that i know of that has droid x's as well. please stfu and gtfo iphone fanboi.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 19:17

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im trying my best to stay out of the flaming here, but its really hard to even read what you write when you start by saying that a palm treo simply "works".. LOL. treo's are one of the least reliable smartphones the world has ever seen. even windows laughs at a treo's reliability.. i mean seriously! maybe u should work in the industry, so ud know what is actually reliable and what isnt. a treo.. reliable... LOLOLOL. :) BTW, you talk about all the boards filled up with complaints about the android system itself, but all your examples are motorola overlay android related issues.. not android itself. there is a difference. my galaxyS wont give me the dirty sanchez, but she will tickle my balls.. does that count?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 22:42

38. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


nice. couldnt have said it better myself! my guess is he has a KIN 1..

posted on 23 Sep 2010, 16:24

40. BrentJ (unregistered)


I totally disagree with you. Me and my wife both got the Droid X because the sales rep at the store said they were great phones. Less than a week went by and the screen on my phone completely stopped working, and my wife's phone kept getting the force close errors that Derp mentioned. We did a factory reset which failed to resolve the problem with the errors. She didn't even load any 3rd party apps on it yet. Needless to say we took the phones back. We heard the stories about those phones but decided to give them a chance. What a mistake that was. So i hate to say it, but Derp is right. Both of you got owned and simply cant handle it. I can attest first hand to what he was saying. But then again, you both appear to be fanboys, so have fun with your future bricks.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 09:00

9. narley21 (unregistered)


you guys really just put up a hypothetical artical? whens the one about unicorns gonna come out?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 09:02

11. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


article*

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 11:22

17. Bl@cksleep (unregistered)


I heard that Verizon is teaming up with Moto for the new Droid "Mark of the Beast" which is a phone implanted directly in the frontal cortex of your brain and you can make calls just by thinking about it, it's going to be running Android 6.66

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 11:56

19. derp (unregistered)


i can already see the lawsuits. "man killed due to force close error message blocking vision while driving" "woman brutally raped by failed motorola implant" it will happen.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 18:27

33. keith68 (unregistered)


stop with the qq because your too stupid to know how to turn a smartphone on.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 19:20

37. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sweet.. then it can run the "droid 3rdEye" live wallpaper.. right in your forehead!!

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 15:50

24. gf (unregistered)


What amazes me is the amount of hatred that people have for phones... The Fanboys and haters for both I-phone and Droid get so angry and childish that you would think they have a personal stake in the cellphone industry. Any of you ever hear of fresh air or a book? step away from the computer, put down your phones and lay off the Redbull

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 15:57

25. twerp(derp's couzin) (unregistered)


Like my cuz sed, droide and motarola suk. We hat salz reps! We hat Moto. We hat everone. The only thang we dont hat is eech other. derp luvs me, and my sis berp! Actully, he luvs her thang. derp's gonna mary her, cuz paw said the kidz gotta hav a daddy. Luv u, derp! We gonna hang n fish n stuff!

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 16:44

27. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Okay, this was pretty brilliant. :D

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 16:44

28. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Addendum: Derp hates most phones because they're usually black.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 17:31

30. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


HILARIOUS!!

posted on 23 Sep 2010, 16:27

41. derp (unregistered)


that must be the reason you love them so much. nothing better that something black and sticky snaking through your colon, right? oh yea, hows bill?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 17:30

29. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


the thing is, they are morons for letting this stuff leak to the public!! they wont sell any current phones if they keep that up! people will keep waiting and waiting for the newest and latest and greatest, so when they do buy something it is not outdated before they even get it. they need to put the breaks on for a bit here. develop this stuff behind an iron curtain and keep their lip sealed. i have another upgrade coming on 12/1 of this year.. and hearing stuff like this.. makes me want to just save it and wait.. and wait.. and wait.. because they talk about 2.2 being available NOW for their #1 phone.. but then talk of 2.5.. and now 3.0.. who in gods green earth is going to jump and buy a new phone? by the time 3.0 is released, 3.5 and 4.0 or who knows what number will be the talk of the town. so i will want to wait for that.. its a never ending circle. where will it all end!?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 18:07

31. cowsrockalot (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)


I love watching your guys' ranting! It makes me afraid to spell anything wrong, or even saying anything that might be incorrect! LOLFRTT

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 23:15

39. Why LeDerp (unregistered)


Ugh. Very mediocre showing derp. I expect more from a substitute math teacher who unceremoniously quotes from his "word-of-the-day" emails. Peon? How puerile.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 06:42

42. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Almost every poster here is fuckin stupid. Fanboys need to stfu and get laid. Relax it's a cell phone. None rule. Some r Better for some people and some r more popular. Get over yourselfs and your Internet imposed superiority and go back to being nobodies in the real world. Fuck your annoying.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 10:34

44. Android Fan (unregistered)


Android 2.5 is "Gingerbread"? Its posted that Android 3.0 and 3.1 will be called "Honeycomb". I've heard also that Android 3.2 will be called "Tiramisu" and 3.5 will be called "Crème brûlée" (as Google will the French video game publisher/developer UbiSoft as its primary developer for graphics and game interface).

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 14:38

45. Not So Clever (unregistered)


Clever, there's a "G" at the end of "fucking". It's "get over yourselves", not "yourselfs" and the sentence "Fuck your annoying", simply makes no sense, unless of course, you meant "Fuck, you're annoying". Regardless, your use of the english language IS REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING!

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