Motorola DROID heading to AT&T and Luke Wilson?

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Motorola DROID heading to AT&T and Luke Wilson?
Remember that AT&T commercial where diners had their AT&T smartphones replaced by Verizon branded models? There's the shot of that lady waving the Motorola DROID back and forth, asking, "Where is my cool phone?" If  web site 'wireless goodness' is right, that cool phone with the AT&T branding could very well be a GSM version of the Motorola DROID. The site just pointed out that comparing an FCC lab test of the DROID with a new Motorola device shows some positive connections between the two. First, both models use the same exact battery, SNN6843A. The DROID carries FCC ID# IHDP56KC1 and the mystery device is known as IHDP56KZ2. The latter unit is loaded with AT&T's WCDMA frequencies and taking that into consideration along with the similarities of the two devices-including the battery-suggests a version of the DROID could be AT&T bound. Now this is obviously quite a long shot and it should be pointed out that the DROID shares the same battery as its stablemate Motorola CLIQ. The only thing is that the CLIQ is already quadband GSM and as the site points out, it is unlikely that Motorola would make a new CLIQ just to add AT&T's bands. So for now, Matlock fans, we have us a mystery. The lady in the ad might be happy to know that her cool device might already be in her hands.

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source: FCC via wirelessgoodness



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18 Comments

1. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

AT&T is getting a Motorola Android device, but will be slotted between Verizon's Droid A855 and the Devour A555. The chipsets we built at my company are similar to what's in those devices, and depending on what Motorola does, looks like might be the same processor without the Mhz the IPhone and Droid Carry. Probably more in the 500Mhz area is my guess as it will probably be underclocked. We did put the same chipset to run a 5MP camera, which is a different one than we used in the A555, but same as the Droid A855. So it will have 5MP. Not much else I know at this point from friends in the industry. Have yet to see any hard paperwork across my desk or any demo's around the office. I'm guessing June/July for this phone?

4. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

boooo stop hating b/c ATT is getting a droid the backflip will be better then verizon dropid anyways lol

7. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Mateo I am not hating. It's just what's coming. How is that hating? All I build is chipsets and just giving you guys a idea of what I know so far. I am not a ATT Fanboy such as you Mateo. Every carrier has their strengths. I carry both an IPhone 3GS and a Droid Eris. Your comments and feed back on this forum are worthless. Please try to have constructive feedback and be a contributor.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Dude's hating on something he knows nothing about. Ask him how his service is on AT&T out in Frisco these days. Shit don't work at the Pride Parades.

16. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

go away mateo. backflip has what? 1.6? DROID has 2.0.1 (im running 2.1)

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

I'm just as clueless but maybe it's the moto backflips battery? I'm most likely wrong but it's more likely than a droid...

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Great, if Luke Wilson gets a hold of the Android he'll make it look stupid. Way to go AT&T! *rolls eyes*

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

wow what a stupid comment that was

9. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Mr.Cellgeek82..that was the stupidest comment ever, just saying..

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

way to go at&t...that's if everything is true...

8. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

This is good for AT&T as they expand their Android line-up this year. They're also launching the dell mini phone soon. I saw a youtube video of Michael Dell showing one off impromptu. . .looks awesome! All of the new things happening this year with Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile are going to make it very difficult for me to decide what phone to get next.

13. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Why would anyone in their right mind choose the droid with AT&T over verizon?

14. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

If you live in an AT&T market AT&T is a great solution. I frequently talk and surf the web at the same time. Plus U-verse...I think the question really is will people take the Android OS over the iPhone. . .I can't make up my own mind. I don't think any of the Verizon Android phones are global. . .Correct me if i am wrong

11. smrt83

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Maybe the motorola shadow???

12. livin4acti0n

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 04, 2009

um yea i HIGHLY doubt they will get the DROID, Its probably the Backflip or some new phone. Seriously... if they got the DROID, they would look SO dumb after all the smack they talked about it.....

15. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

This might just be the moto milestone , which Telus will be launching, and that has already launched(with the same 3g bands that we use on att) in brazil and argentina... same phone as the euro version, just different 3g bands. i will still wait for the xperia x10!

17. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I do believe they made fun of the DROID in their newest commercial where they were having an expirament and the lady says "Wheres my cool phone?"

18. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Hmm...there has been talk of AT&T's flagship phone as an "Apple device" eventually hitting Verizon's lineup and now a rumor of Verizon's flagship phone hitting AT&T under the "version of DROID" title. Rumors continue to grow more weird...each PA post. I think I'll build my fort in the camp of the "I'll believe it when I see it" side of things.

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