New images of the Motorola Droid phone for Verizon

New images of the Motorola Droid phone for Verizon
It seems to be no stopping the Motorola Droid, as new info keeps coming out almost every day. Yesterday, we through we've seen it all with the new "iDon't Droid Does" TV Commercial and Web Site, but today the good people over at BGR have some new images of the Motorola Droid. We're not sure if this is the "final" design version or another prototype, as the QWERTY keyboard has two blank keys on the side of the "Alt" keys. This is also the first time we've seen the Droid sporting gold trim. So are you going to buy the Droid? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Motorola Droid A855 Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR



1. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Depends on the pricing but this looks great

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

ohh my new phone !!!

3. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

I pray this is the prototype because it's not a good looking phone, kind of reminds me of the old saying "looks don't matter it's what's inside that count's" and what's in this phone looks good. BGR said this isn't the final design fingers crossed.

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think that there's that much time for them to change the design. A lot of people are saying that there's a countdown that says it will be released on November 6th. So for them to change the design and start manufacturing them all before the beginning of November will be bordering impossbile. It could be possible, but in my opinion this should be the final design (more or less). I think this phone looks really good, but was it really necessary to advertise this against the iphone? To me, this is almost identical to the G1. The only thing different is a bigger screen and a better camera. But its too late for Verizon to turn back now I guess. First it was the voyager as the iphone killer, then it was the instinct that was suppose to beat the iphone, then Android's G1 and their open source thingy was suppose to take down the app store I guess, then the storm was suppose to be the real iphone killer, then the palm pre came into the picture just a few months ago and was suppose to be better than the iphone in everyway, and now Android and Verizon are back again with the Droid. It kind of gets annoying after a while.

12. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

The LG Voyager was never marketed at the iPhone killer, it was the VZW fanboys that took care of that part. Verizon at the time simply touted it's network and alternatives to the iPhone.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

voyager was never marketed as an iphone killer, just vzws first real media touchscreen phone. well EN, you always pit yourself against the leader. If the droid commercial said "the droid is better than the palm 600w", do you think anyone would care? As overhyped as hell as the iphone is, it is the big monster everyone is chasing. I own an android phone (mytouch) and i am getting the new moto on tmobile next month, and i can tell you for a fact android blows anything iphone out of the water. I was a hardcore blackberry nut, but android is very impressive. The Pre and the Storm were business phones first. And they WERE better than the iphone in dozens of ways. the iphone is a MEDIA phone first, not a work phone. The android follows the same path but gives you the power of the open access to make it whatever you want... so its the best of both worlds. No manufacturer is in control of your phone, you are. And thats something the iphone will NEVER be.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Thanks for stating your opinion (I want to make sure that you know those are just opinions). But anyways the voyager was marketed as the iPhone killer but not officially. I've watched videos of Verizon representatives stating it was so and it soon became permanently attatched with the Voyager. But I agree 100% that the other phones are more of a business phone than the iPhone, but then why do they have to always set themselves up to go head to head with the iPhone? I don't think they know that by constantly comparing the iPhone to other phones, they are always continuing to give the iPhone and Apple publicity. I'd like to see storm 2 vs palm pre or something instead of iPhone, iPhone, iPhone all day long.

45. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

You are absolutely right. It is a common fact that the reason companies let other companies compare each other even if they trash talk their product is because people will remember the NAME of the BRAND instead of remembering what they actually said about it. For instance there was a commercial that a certain auto company made where they claimed to have so much power in their truck that they could pull anything out of anywhere. They showed their truck pulling the other auto company's truck out of one of those boat ramps after it had gotten stuck in the mud. People didn't remember them saying that the competitor's truck didn't compare in power to their truck, they only remembered the competitor's name being on the truck and thus gave just as much publicity to the competitor as it did their own.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Sigh... i am sooooo bored of VZW's current line-up. Nothing is worth upgrading my vogue to yet... So i think I might just get this and play with something new. I have 1.6 on my Vogue that runs pretty decent, but a 2.0 Android phone for real might keep me entertained until a Snapdragon phones comes vzw's way.

5. C_H

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Please Verizon, price this phone right! Looks good, could be a great start to the new VZW smartphone revolution!

6. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Hopefully it has 16 million colors unlike the Storm, Storm2 or any other Verizon phone sans the enV Touch.

7. ggp unregistered

While I'm not in love with the phone itself... I'm desperate for an android on vzw, and while I would love an htc, it appears that won't have a physical keyboard, which I really want... so, yeah, I'm planning on getting this one, lucky me, upgrade a couple weeks after it's release.

9. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

the versions i have used is all black or all silver....this one here is an early prototype.... its coming with 2.0 and it really is that fast...its a great lil device....and it WILL be priced nicely...look for it sooner than you think

11. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

What about the omnia II?

10. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Qwerty keyboard is quite lame :( I currently use the ENV Touch and so wish the Droid had that keyboard...............oh well.

13. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

I think, IMHO, that the slightly more cramped keyboard here is worth the sacrifice for the thinness (relative) of the device. The Voyaer/enVTouch/Rogue devices at "fat" when compared to Droid or iPhone.

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

what does a cramp keyboard have to do w/ thickness?

21. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

The amount of space needed to fit certain components changes based on the amount of white space allowed for in a device. As a rule of thumb the more space in a keyboard, the ticker the device. For the most part only BB has been able to go against this grain.

14. becazican unregistered

I am so sick of verizon leaking out little bits and pieces, it is turning people off. just release the damn phone already.

43. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

It's not Verizon leaking anything. It's not like they are trying to tease you it just happens that they don't keep the best secrets.

16. yewslus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

10 days, 13 hours, 20 minutes and counting down until DROID release, as per this VZW counter: Specs will also flash: high speed hi-res 5MP Android 2.0 Notification Panel video tunes 10,000+ apps the network speech recognition directions DEFINITELY looking forward to it.

18. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Am I the only one who things this phone is just down right ugly!? :( Leave to to Moto to release something with good guts, but ugly ass body.....

19. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

It looks like the dare.

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

this will be an iphone killer, it is a wee bit boxy but oh well, still cool.

22. ande532

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

i cant wait to see it pictured next to the iPhone. I love the iPhone but the service is so bad! I have been waiting so long for a phone that will make me not want the iPhone anymore.

23. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

this phone looks ok but as you can see the sreen color sucks im not going to get it because of that im going with the samsung omnia 2 why make a phone and say its going to be good when they cant even fix the color screen COME ON YOU NERDS MAKE PDA'S WITH HIGHER COLOR SCREENS NOT NO 65K THATS SO OLD SCHOOL AND IT SUCKS LOL IF YOU MAKE IT THEY WELL BUY IT............

25. Triple0h

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

It has a 16 million color view. The phone with the pictures has a bad background on it to show this off. Don't let these pictures sway you. Or if you want to go use a phone with an old always crappy winmo os go head.

24. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

MY 2 CENTS... and stop talking about phones beening a iphone killer the iphone is just a phone thats all iphone sucks the only thing good about the iphone is just the apps that all its not a pda its just a phone with apps look at it this way with a pda you can to anything with it with the iphone its just a phone until you pay for the apps you can hack your pda in to the iphone or any phone lol if you like the phone that much go get one lol iphone is only a phone and thats all but if you got the money to by the apps its still not going to do what i pda can lol lol

26. Big_Nick

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

verizon wireless has so many nice phones coming out. i just wish it didnt take them FOREVER to release phones. i cant believe there is still no official word on the omnia 2.

27. mkl4466

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 25, 2008

Looks good. 2 thoughts running through my mind. 1. Its a motorola, and almost all motos on VZW have stunk for the last few years. Only the RAZR2 was a decent phone. Hopefully they created solid hardware to go along with the new OS. 2. The one thing I can't live without is T9. and I don't mean qwerty text prediction, I mean standard numeric keypad entry T9 like every flip phone (except motorola) has had for years now. Does ANYONE know of a T9 keypad add on for android that could be downloaded on this phone? PLEASE? I love android, but I can't give up T9. Sometimes you just have to type with one hand, and those tiny little onscreen smushed up qwerty's are trash.

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