Tweet from @DroidLanding: "Things are going to get scary, fast"

Tweet from @DroidLanding:
With the super-spec'd Motorola DROID Turbo expected to be unveiled tomorrow (and launched on Thursday), an 8 second video was tweeted from the @DroidLanding Twitter account. This is the Twitter page used by Verizon and Motorola to introduce new Motorola DROID handsets and announce contests related to the devices.

The Motorola DROID Turbo is one of the most spectacularly spec'd handsets, based on rumors that we have passed along about the phone. With a 5.2 inch screen and a resolution of 1440 x 2560, the DROID Turbo has a massive 565ppi pixel density. A quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 420 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside and a 3900mAh battery gives the device two days of power on one charge. With the turbo charger, a 15 minute charge will give the phone 8 hours of battery life. The back camera weighs in at 20.7MP.

The @DroidLanding Twitter site shows a tweet that was sent out with the caption, "Things are going to get scary, fast. #Droid". The accompanying video shows a partial image of an Gargoyle with a red cloth blowing in the breeze. To the right of the screen, we see a hand reaching out for something. While we'd love to say that this is irrefutable proof that the beastly new DROID will be launched this week, it obviously doesn't really show anything related to the handset, at least not from this small clip.

This is the most widely anticipated Motorola DROID model in years, and could reinvigorate the line.

source: @DroidLanding

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  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Holy Droid. Dem specs are mouth watering :O

2. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

You are just stalking the site, aren't you?

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nope , just lucky to get top sometimes :)

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This phone almost makes it worth getting raped up the rectum by Verizon's plans and fees.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

It is very tempting, but you're right. Almost.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Why do that when the GSM variant has already passed the FCC for Tmobile?

4. stormweaver1983

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

...and price is the only thing holding back my drool. Waiting impatiently to find out what that will be.

6. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Droid Life says $599 off contract and $199 on. Better get a bucket and a towel. Only thing holding me back is whether or not the phone part works well. Between the battery, the display, the close-to-real-Android experience as compared to other phones, and, um, the battery life, I'm all-in on this.

7. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Lol I find it funny that everybody in the comments section is talking about drool. First thing I think about when hearing about the Motorola Droid Turbo too. Is there...some subliminal drool command hidden in this device's name or marketing somewhere?

8. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

oooooooo, I am scared!

9. Elfmonster unregistered

Tech moves so fast. Two years from now, this phone will be considered a grandpa. I'm not bagging on this phone. Just marveling at the speed of things.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

I used to think so, but not so much anymore. I think back to my Note 2, for instance. I pulled it out the other after getting my Note 4. Long in the tooth? Sure. A grandpa or completely outdated? Not really. The speed at which mobile technology is progressing has slown way down over the last 2 years. It's all becoming baby steps now like in the PC market. If the Note 2 is still a pretty capable & relevant device today, the Droid Turbo will fare even better in 2 years.

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

That screen pixel count is just unreal. I love that 3G RAM phones are becoming popular. Bring it!! What a set of numbers driving this thing. One of the only phones designed while Google owned Moto. Put a light UI on this, and it could be a contender for Phone of the year awards right next to the Note 4, iPhone 6, and LG G3 in my opinion.

16. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I actually wish they'd scale the resolution back a bit to benefit other areas - speed, battery, etc. Give me a good non-QHD screen and I'd be just as happy day-to-day. I would enjoy the increased battery life or performance much more. I think with a QHD screen the thrill will wear off very quickly and it won't be anything more than something you know about your phone.

20. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I agree Flippy, I'd be more happy with 1080p on a 5.2" device at the moment. But, of course, progress must be made here so that it can also drive progress elsewhere. Pushing the boundary with one component can make sure the industry pushes the boundaries with other components so that they can keep up with progress.

13. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

To bad this phone is only available for Verizon. This phone would sell well if it was available for all carriers.

14. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Love that the phones are coming out with these specs on VZW. Now is good as any to be a VZW subscriber FZW FTW. For me with unlimited data, and that is TRUE unlimited data. there is no other phone company for me!

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Problem for most people? Either you have unlimited data and you have to buy this thing outright or you're crippled by overage enemas but you get a deal on the phone...

15. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

The wait has been terrible for me. I've never been hyped about any phone and honestly, i'm trying to reel it in just in case all the leaks have been off somehow. Can't wait until its shown officially. Can't wait until it's released. #cashinhand

17. stormweaver1983

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Now if only VZW would be willing to bend on my 12/12/14 upgrade date.

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Get it on Edge with the $45 1GB plan. It's a shame that EVERY phone is crippled by tiered data plans in the United States. I'm going to wait for the GSM variant, unlocked, and put it on Cricket...throttle on AT&T's network > overage charges on Verizon...

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Sprint and T-Mobile have unlimited plans, but then you're crippled by mediocre coverage.

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