Mysterious Mini-DROID pictured

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Mysterious Mini-DROID pictured
A blurry set of photographs look like it could mean another Motorola manufactured Android device heading to Verizon. While the picture looks like it was taken by Mr. Magoo, one thing stands out-the red DROID eye. With a portrait sliding QWERTY keyboard, the device looks like the Palm Pre or the unreleased BlackBerry 9800. The device in the picture is a smaller size than other Motorola Android phones and we're thinking 2.8 inch display or something in that ballpark. A bit ironic, isn't it. After launching the giant DROID X with a  4.3 inch screen, the Schaumburg based company appears to be turning its attention to a Mini-DROID device. What do you think? Would you pass up the DROID X or DROID 2 for a byte-sized (pun intended) version of a DROID styled phone?

source: Hiapk via AndroidandMe



23. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

LOOKS like that backberry phone, copy cat phone go away.

26. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

lol, motorola has made a phone with this form factor before, dumbass

20. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

I don't mind smaller screens, as long as there's a physical keyboard. I actually like the palm pixi form factor a lot. Specs...not so much.

19. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Why do they dare to guess at size? There is nothing in this photo that add perspective. No perspective means no way to guess at size. This could be a small pixi-sized keyboard or a larger BB Tour sized keyboard. If it was tour sized this could be over 3. Could be bigger than tour sized. Point is. WITHOUT PERSPECTIVE WHO WOULD GUESS AT SIZE?

21. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

They probably say a 2.8inch screen because that is what the Motorola charm has and it looks very similar to this only that phone has a candy bar form instead of a slider.

27. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

You make a good point, bit it still brings up my original point. It could look exactly like the charm. And be 1.5x's the size. And they wouldn't know from a picture without perspective.

10. scottmbolt unregistered

Its sad that with such an array of Android devices hitting the market, that people still buy iPhones!

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My wife has an iphone and looked at my new 'DROID CAPTIVATE and tells me "too complicated." Americans want simplicity and Droid requires some thought, more so than than an iPHONE..... I love the fact that ANDROID phones are available everywhere, whereas an IPHONE, in AMERICA, is one model for one network.... Remember, SEGA v NINTENDO? The SEGA MASTER SYSTEM was the better system but the inferior 8-bit NES won the war.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Droid phones are through verizon. Its just the sanding captivate......and my 56 year old mom can use my DROID x with ease, she's not computer or phone smart. She has an old flip phone. My point is, it takes 5 seconds to understand how to use an android phone. It has similar apps, call features, web browsing, and everything else. Just because you can add widgets and do true mulitasking doesn't make it a confusing or non user friendly. Id rather be able to customize my phone than to just flick through screens of apps.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Samsung* lol stupid auto correct

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The beauty of Android is that it doesn't sacrifice any user friendlieness, but it maintains all the depth any smartphone OS could possibly have. Sure, it can be overwhelming and more than necessary for those who literally only want a phone that's just a phone. But all that overwhelms you is the sheer possibilities you're presented with. I've taught a lot of peopl in less than five minutes how to use android devices, of all ages and experience levels. And variety's not a bad thing either. Since the phones come in all shapes and sizes, if one model's crap then you can just skip it. However, if your OS is dependent on one model by one company, and that model is faulty, then you either have to put up with those faults or skip the whole OS.

25. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Boo Network networkdood, Dont steal the Droid name, you may have android but not a Droid of ANY kind, dont be a poser. 2ndly your wife is a bimbo if all she can use is an iPhone, thats why that phone was made, for bimbo's...You start out on the hime screen knowing everything about the phone, and you end your knowledge on the same screen knowing everything about the phone. The difference is with Droid, besides its superiority, is that its easy to know out of the box to use all features capable on iPhone, but with ever expanding capabilities to take your kowledge of the device to the next level. +1 Rory -1 networkdood

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Honestly, this photo looks shooped. Or if not, it's probably a follow up to the DEVOUR.

7. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

its like the palm pre with android. they didn't even bother making a new droid eye for this one (every droid model got a new "eye"). unless moto can come up with something original that doesn't suck (backflip and cliq), other companies like HTC are going to eat them alive. Same message goes to Apple and their Iphone 12. I swear if we had HALF the market creativity that Europe did, finding out about a new Motorola phone would be so much more exciting because it would actually be original and good looking unlike this poorly designed handset. Not to mention, every carrier would sell it for one low price: FREE

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Cliq sucks? Dude, I'm typing on one. It works fine. Moto does not suck at all.

15. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

the cliq doesn't suck in retrospect but I don't think it is as high end as motorola claims it is

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, no, it's not all THAT high end. But it works nicely, even without 3G. I mean, it's done everything I've needed it to do. Of course, it doesn't compare to the actual Droid or Droid X.

18. mkl4466

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 25, 2008

something the size and shape of the pre would not be a bad thing at all. I've sold lots of pres, and some people really like the style, but they miss out on all the apps and versatility of the android platform. My store is, sad to say, going to stop stocking the pre, and we need something to give customers when they need a replacement after their pre screen gets cracked. I've seen that way more than I care to admit.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Austin Powers: "Mini-Droid, you complete me"

16. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

wait wasn't that doctor evil? but from Austin Powers... either way we get your reference ^_^

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Funny how all these leaked phone images have to all be blurry. More like they purposely leaked the photo but make them blurry to raise the hype meter.

22. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

most likely taken with the camera used on first gen iPhone 3G phones :)

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

2 words. girl. phone. xD


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Oh i better return my droid x and get this!!!! Kidding but seriously, no.

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Ha i know right? Screens that are 2.8 inches just don't cut it anymore(on smartphones especially).


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea im going to get the best smartphone i can. In the end you're paying the same monthly price so saving like 50 to 100 dollars might look great at first but its not when its a crappy phone.

24. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

+1 Rory since EVERYONE always gives you -1 for no reason. p.s. What camera is this guy using for photos? perhaps iPhone 4's front facing VGA crap cam?!?!

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