Motorola Calgary caught in silver skin?

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Motorola Calgary caught in silver skin?
Merely a day after the new year started, Motorola’s alleged Calgary has been photographed in its silver shell. It’s still unclear whether or not Motorola will be launching this Android handset in a variety of colors to choose, but the silver casing harkens back to the RAZR days. From the information BGR has received, the QWERTY keyboard on this was “nice” and the phone was “easier to use” when comparing it to the Motorola DROID.

As you can see, there’s some spacing in between the buttons on the QWERTY as opposed to the space-less ones on the DROID. MotoBLUR is in full swing on the handset which makes it somewhat more simplified to use. Finally we see a trackpad towards the lip and is heard to be a fantastic navigational control to get around the interface. In addition to offering the usual Wi-Fi, GPS, and 1420 mAh battery, there is no indication that it’ll be a global ready device with the lack of a SIM card slot – it’d really be hard pressed to see this one get that treatment over the more powerful DROID. The paint job on this one may not please everyone, but it’ll ultimately come down to personal opinion whether it’s a deal or a dud.

Motorola Calgary Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR



1. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Looks good to me.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yup looks cool.

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Really nice, Motorola seems to be on a rebound

4. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008

The keyboard looks the same as the Moto Rival. If this is the case then no one should have a problem with it. They are the perfect size, spacing is great, and have a slight click.

5. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

this is a 4 row the rival has a 3 row

6. iTony523

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

Striker is Right. but I think he just meant like the Size and Spacing.

7. jovel16

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

It definitely looks like the keyboard on the Rival.....terrible in my opinion. Hopefully, the buttons aren't plastic and use the same material found on the DROID.

8. VZWPunchingBag

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2009

Ooooh this looks really nice, what the Droid should have looked like. I'd have upgraded to the Droid if it looked more like this. Also hoping its soft-touch as the Rivals keyboard feels cheap (expected for a phone in that price-range) but is at least far more usable than the Droids.

10. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

If the droid looked like this I wouldn't have gotten it. This looks silly to me. Personal preference.

9. VZW_Phone_Whore

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

looks like a sidekick.

11. Pez_Dispenser

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

System Performance Analysts for Verizon are testing the phone out. Which indicates it shouldn't be too far off from release. It's running Android 1.6.

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