Liveblog: Verizon's announcement of the Droid Turbo


Verizon's Droid line of smartphones has been around since the beginning of the Android revolution. As a matter of fact, it was the first Motorola Droid phone and Verizon's extensive marketing campaign that kick-started the whole thing. Since then, Droid phones on Verizon have had varying success, as other manufacturers quickly jumped on the bandwagon with their own offerings, which proved to be more appealing for the general public. Nevertheless, there have been some notable representatives of the Droid line, such as the Droid X, Droid Razr, and the Razr Maxx.

Now, Verizon is at it again - the carrier has announced that it's going to introduce its latest Droid smartphone today. The rumor mill has already spoken about the matter, and expectations are that the phone we're going to see today is the so-called Droid Turbo - heavily-spec'd device with a sizable, 5.2" QHD display, Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and a 20.7 MP camera with 4K video capture support. As you can see - all the goodies one can expect from a top-shelf smartphone are to be included in the Motorola Droid Turbo, should the rumors materialize, of course.

Join us as we experience the announcement of Verizon's next Droid smartphone - follow our liveblog below to get up-to-the-minute updates as the event unfolds!

EVENT START TIME: 8 AM PT | 9 AM MT | 10 AM CT | 11 AM ET | 3 PM GMT | 4 PM CET

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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25 Comments

1. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yes, I am Here.

6. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

and me too

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1499; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Since when is Verizon having an event for their phones? Lol!

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Don't really need to mention '15PM' or '16PM' when you are already using 24 hours format. Simply mentioning 3pm or 1500 hours would work.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol yup. 15pm doesn't even mean anything :0

9. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Yep, it should be OK now! :)

4. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

This last hour is going to drag. Can't wait to officially see it. Hopefully VZW will have demo units out later to try and play around with.

5. marklugtu1302

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Hi John V.. Thanks for covering this for us!

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its not John V. Its Jooooooooooooohn V. !

8. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Who cares... anyway it's exclusive.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My Magic 8-Ball says that PA puts up a comparison test of Droid Turbo vs. Note 4.

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

My question is if this is made by the Google made Motorola (designed before Google sold Motorola to Lenovo) or is this a Lenovo made Motorola?

25. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The takover by Lenovo isn't even finalized. Still def Google.

13. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I owned the original droid for a long time. almost 2 years. I loved the phone. It was so durable. I mean a tank. These phones just try to live up to the original. Despite top shelf specs; I dont see the orgianal droids enthusiasm. I don't think we ever will.

14. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

PLEASE let us know which camera sensor is being used. could it possibly be the Sony Exmor IMX220?

15. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hmmm......this will be a considerable upgrade for me as i am still using the Droid Razr Maxx. That 64GB version is looking very sweet right now.

16. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Can't wait for the hands on videos.

17. jrupe

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Even more proud to be a Verizon Employee today !!

18. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Now this phone is better than Xperia z3 & note4....

19. stormweaver1983

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Now lets see VZW do an early upgrade promo for people wanting the Turbo! Or a guaranteed minimum trade in offer like Samsung did with the Note 4.

20. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The finishes shouldn't be tied to the storage amount.

21. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

But this phone is a beast. Not 100% sure about the aesthetics though.

22. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

WOW! Take my money! Now!

23. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

they will scoff and say that its an ugly beast. i need that battery. perfect usage phone. give your parents an iphone, it'll last all day with no usage. 64 gb too : )

24. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hey you lucky Verizon users. You are now being tracked! Only for Marketing purposes though we promise! http://thehackernews.com/2014/10/verizon-wireless-injects-identifiers-to.html

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