Motorola Tao now the Droid for Verizon; device will not have MOTOBLUR

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Motorola Tao now the Droid for Verizon; device will not have MOTOBLUR
Motorola's Android device for Verizon has had so many name changes that it might rival Eve for multiple personalities. Today, BGR has received word from one of their tipsters that the actuakl name of the phone will be the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. Expected to be introduced the week after next, the Droid will not run MOTOBLUR and will be a "with Google" model. As such, it will be the first Google Experience device to support Adobe Flash out of the box.

Verizon customers, does the lack of MOTORBLUR change your plans, or is the Droid still up there on your smartphone shopping list?

Motorola Tao Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR




Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

So this was the Sholes, then tao, now it's the droid? WTF? And what happened to MOTOBLUR?

2. Pitt4l

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

IS Motorblur- really that important? I have not used it, so maybe I will not be missing anything. I am over all pretty amped for this phone to come out!

7. Viper10a

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

Don't Forget that it was the Calgary first.

3. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Don't really care about Moto Blur... just interested in the phone and Android.

4. vulgar

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

yea i think i could do without my friends facebook and myspace and tweet all over my phone. Its insane how connected some people wanted to be with those social networks.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well if you have 600 friends it's kinda fun to use facebook on the phone. :-)

9. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

600 friends really aren't your friends... I would guess 20-50 tops, the others are fluff b/c you are a facebook/myspace friend whore. But that would be annoying... it would show that you have 800 unread messages every second as morons update their status every 5 minutes... it is a little rediculous. I think motoblur is cool, but who's to say that a ROM update won't have motoblur later. Or leave it to XDA to cook one up for you.

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha 20-50??? don't forget kiltlifter, i'm not old, i'm still in college. :-)

13. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

600 people are not your friends, they are just people you know. Friends would take a bullet for you.

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha ya ok.

6. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Fail. I actually liked the Sholes name and now without MOTOBLUR im completely uninterested

14. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

MotoBlur was targeted for a younger audience. The Tao or MotoDroid is suppose to be an "adult" phone.

8. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

I am gald it won't have motoblur! and the new name actually suits the phone since its the first Android phone on Verizon... it makes sense... I just hope the phone doesn't look like in the recently posted photos. I really like it on the older photos from

10. MrSoandSo

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

I don't know if that info is completely accurate. I spoke with a VZW MOTO rep today, who told me that it will have MOTO blur, he had just come back from a MOTO conference in Chicago and everyone was given a gag order, so he couldn't show me the phone, but he did say MOTOBlur will be on this device. So it will be interesting to see who is right on this latest rumor.

12. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

I don't want MOTOBLUR, the review for the moto cliq said that blur was a fail. It totally cluttered up the home page. Its cool to have some connection with facebook/twitter but there's an app for that. Disclaimer: not apple related.

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