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Motorola DROID Terminator expected to be Android Gingerbread flagship

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2010, 15:08

The Schaumburg based company is working on a Tegra 2 flavored device that has been confirmed by the CEO of both Motorola and NVIDIA...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. JayW (unregistered)

That doesn't make sense how can it be a DROID if its going to other carriers. I don't think VZW is paying Lucas Films to share the name DROID with the other carriers.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 15:34

3. tomorrowisnow (unregistered)

Maybe Motorola is the one licensinsg the name from Lucas and VZW has some sort of sub-license or agreement for advertising purposes. It would be interesting to know for sure.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:24

9. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)

But there are HTC models under the 'Droid' name as well.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:31

11. FormerVZWRep (unregistered)

It is VZW that owns the trademark, not Motorola. On the bottom of all the promotional pieces for any "Droid" it says specifically VZM is licensing from LucasArts.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 18:39

15. Hippo (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Aug 2010)

I'm guessing the versions not on Verizon will just have a different name. In europe their version of the droid is called the milestone.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 21:59

20. Droid X Doug (unregistered)

If VZW is licensing from LucasArts, I suspect that LucasArts is the owner of the Droid trademark. I tend to doubt that LucasArts has given VZW an exclusive license unless VZW is paying them a bunch of cash for the license. If HTC has released Droid models for non-VZW networks, then VZW did not exclusively license the Droid trademark.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 08:23

24. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)

eris, and hero...among others.. so this could definatley be a reality...

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 11:04

31. Dongo (unregistered)

Here is how it works VZ pays Lucas for the licence. Then VZ puts that name on any product they want. So example HTC made the incredible VZ applys the DROID to it hence the HTC Droid incredible. Now Moto just goes along with VZ and use what ever verizon wants to call it. But the same phone on other carriers they put a name on (milestone). But there is no licence for Moto to use the DROID trademark from LucasArts.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 15:33

2. tomorrowisnow (unregistered)

Like most shotgun weddings, the one between Motorola and VZW may already be over.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 15:38

4. jayinbee (unregistered)

I doubt it will go to sprint, they haven't released a Sprint phone since the Razr 2 for some unknown reason.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:05

5. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

How cares. Moto makes SHIT phones and android is a weak OS.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:20

6. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)

it's who*

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:24

10. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)

hawk, you are a retard.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 17:07

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

hawk probably posted that from his motorola razr.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 22:01

21. Droid X Doug (unregistered)

hawk probably came over from the webOS world. hawk, you need to point your browser tohttp://www.precentral.net You will find a more understanding community over there.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 09:08

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Look man these are phone news and guess what we do care about nearly any news related with phones regardless of what kind of phone is it, I'm not personally a moto fan (I like SE) but calling crap the company that first invented the features most phone hold up to these days is just wrong, has Boone told ya to respect your elders? Moto might have some issue getting along with current user's demands but they have never stopped and they face a fair line of devices that have nothing to miss from other devices (maybe an open bootloader) but sure took them less time that others to get along with the standard hardware there day, at least read some articles an check why you should be kissing motos feethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola And Android a weak os? Can you back your words up? Cuz I begg to differ

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 13:41

39. CC161777 (unregistered)

Hawk, you said once you got your iPhone you were going to stop complaining about your BS issues with Android. Please? Go bedazzle your iPhone and play in the corner with the other children.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:21

7. etownone (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jul 2010)

This sucks. I thought this phone was coming to verizon for the holidays.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 16:22

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

Yea really. HOW cares. Right hawk? Android is so weak that it's gobbling up market share in huge mouthfuls. Motorola is back with gusto.facts are facts homeboy. Do a little research before you type next time.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 17:10

13. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

1. Android is THE best OS avaiable right now 2. Motorola usually makes great phones hardware wise. Its anything software they touch that turns to molten shit. See motoblur for an example. 3. I cant believe so many comments about it being called a "Droid". Simple answer, VZW will call it the droid terminator, everywhere else will call it an android terminator. Not that hard to figure out folks, use common sense. Way to latch onto a tiny detail and not the whole friggin point.....

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 18:30

14. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

Yeah yeah i made a typ-O! Get over yourselves. I had a Droid X for 2 months. Its fucking shit. Android is crap and between Moto n VZ they totally fucked up the phone. Go to moto's forum. There are lots of unhappy customers. The droid line is only getting market share because they flooded the market with a hundred different phones on 4 carriers. It will be a year or more till the android market comes close to matching the app store in numbers. And dont quote that the market matches it now. Half the market is duplicate apps you know the same app but one verison for each phone and addon apps. Those dont count.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 19:23

18. HAHAHAH (unregistered)

Then why do they cound for the iphone????? They have far more duplicate apps than the Google market.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 08:18

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

You're full of shit, Hawk. You're the asshole who's bitched about how much Android sucks for months, and as I recall you own an Iphone. So why would you spend such a large amount of money on a Droid X and keep it for TWO MONTHS (meaning you got rid of it last month at the earliest) and thus have to pay the termination fee or go back to an old phone? So what makes Android crap? What makes the iPhone, with its shit reception, cracking back and 20 percent failure rate any better? Or if not the iPhone, what's your OS and phone of choice, and what makes it SO MUCH FREAKING BETTER than any Android?

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 09:52

27. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Yeah he goes to every news saying the same crap every time can't he just learn that if he doesn't care he would be better shut. And if we talk about complaints most companies have them in lots so why he wants moto to be an exception, I guess he is just pissed that other companies but his are trying to be innovative and his only relief is to go on news bashing against any progress done by any other company but his closing his eyes and saying "this is crap" Dude we don't want you telling us what we should not care about.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 12:54

34. Droid X Doug (unregistered)

"Or if not the iPhone, what's your OS and phone of choice, and what makes it SO MUCH FREAKING BETTER than any Android?" webOS - because no one else has it (exclusivity).

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 13:33

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Lol, had a Palm Pixi for a couple of weeks. If you gave me one with the processor and screen *or keyboard size* of a Droid 2 or X I'd call that a winner. Oh yeah, and better ringtone choices. And more apps. But yeah, the Pixi was a nice little smartphone.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 17:19

40. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

i really do love webOS, just wish the hardware was better. if you want more ringtones just hook it up via USB and load em into the rintone folder. easy fix

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 18:44

16. just be happy (unregistered)

SMH. You WP7 ppl have been out in full force with ur "talking points" against android today. Just be happy we all have a CHOICE with what OS suits us the best. There are pros and cons to each OS avail........ but on another note Terminator is a BADASS name for an android device. I currently have a galaxy s but I may consider this moto handset. COMPETITION IS BEAUTIFUL

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 18:48

17. Bankai (unregistered)

I hope this phone is not loaded with motoblur... And hopefully for once the display is nice being they are getting help from nvidia... Dual core processor nice! Cannot wait!

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 12:29

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I personally belief blur should be a feature the user may want to install and the is may ask at fist boot "you want but with that" or come in one of those handy dandy CDs that let's you choose "to blur or not to blur" and have that flashed.

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