Prototype Motorola Android handset gets snapped - or just a bad photoshop job?

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Prototype Motorola Android handset gets snapped - or just a bad photoshop job?
There is no secret that Android mania has engulfed Motorola as they keep on cranking out all of these devices. Now there seems to be a photo floating around that's said to be a prototype Motorola Android phone that is accompanied with a peculiar story. Just taking a quick peek at the image snapped of the alleged device, it has some similarities to the recent Motorola BACKFLIP – except for the noticeable affinity for a square shaped appearance. It's difficult to tell how the portrait style QWERTY keyboard gets exposed – it could be anything like a simple sliding, swivel, or backflip-like action. As far as specs are concerned, it's heard to feature Android 2.1, MOTOBLUR, and either a 3.2 or 5-megapixel camera. Now the interesting thing about all of this is the story behind how the photo was taken. The source says that it was snapped after his buddy's father, who works for Motorola, let him take the phone to school to use it as a calculator for a math test. If it were really simple to take out a prototype Motorola phone from the inner depths of their secluded labs, then we'd probably be seeing plenty of leaks all the time – either that or you'll start seeing people using them more often for exams. Then again, the photo could be just the creation of someone with a lot of time on their hands.

source: Droiddog via Android Guys



1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

nahh..thats only gonna sell to teens!

9. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

So ugly it's not even gonna sell to teens.

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

That's not the Nokia Twist?

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I can believe that is an Android screen, very Devour-like icons. That Blur and Android2.1+Motoblur seem to be hiding info, obviously not part of the device screen. But I agree, not an attractive phone at all.

4. slashafk

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

I agree it's ugly. However, if the screen was wider and shorter, and if the keyboard was exposed (no sliding, flipping, swiveling), (kind of like a Blackberry) it would be nice. I've always liked the form factor of a Blackberry but the OS and the small, non-touch screen turned me off. If it was like a bigger Blackberry with a touchscreen, I would leave my Droid for it! :D

5. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Looks interesting. Probably still early in its development though. The story about the leak is pretty sketchy though.

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It's sounds pretty accurate to me, I mean if I needed a calculator the first thing I would think to take is a stolen prototype phone.

10. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Still in development. Needs a lot of design development to keep this phone from looking completely hideous.

7. cotyb09

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2010

it's definitely legit. That's a classroom... The story of why it's in a classroom is kinda stupid, but that's most defintately a classroom so I believe it...

8. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010


11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

It's real. Bank on it.

12. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

After looking at the picture closer the split in the keyboard it might be a very early version of the MOTO Split.

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