Verizon´s Android-based handsets get revealed in more pictures

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Verizon´s Android-based handsets get revealed in more pictures
We have already told you about the two Android handsets that are to roll out through Verizon by the end of the year. One of the handsets (the one on our left in the pictures) is undoubtedly made by HTC and actually looks like the Hero. Now, that more pictures of the official introduction of the devices have appeared on the Internet, we know the other is definitely the Motorola Droid (also known as the Sholes/Tao), because it's hard to confuse its huge screen that sticks out a mile. Unfortunately, it seems the rumour speaks true and the device won´t be running the manufacturer´s MOTOBLUR interface. Still, the pictures made us grin even more broadly than  Eric Schmidt and Lowell McAdam (in the pictures) and we can´t wait to get our hands on both devices. Fingers crossed they make it Verizon´s product catalogue really soon.

Motorola Droid Preliminary Specifications

source: Phandroid



1. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

I'm glad to see Verizon attempting to get decent phones for a change. It's about time.. I'm sure they'll find some way to cripple them, downgrade the memory, or throw in an extra charge.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I believe Verizon only did that with the Touch Pro. They must have learned their lesson, as they did not do that with the Touch Pro 2. The Imagio seems to have the same specs as the TP2, despite the lack of slide out keyboard. The Tao/Sholes/Whatever appears to be a beast of a device. So, yep....Verizon is still up to their same old tricks.

8. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

NO... VZW did not cripple the Touch Pro... they didn't even get the Touch Pro, they chose the Raphael, which was an inferior device and called it the Touch Pro. They chose it becuase they wanted the TD and the TP to look the same. I also agree it was a stupid decision becuase the TP was sooooo bad. But they did redeem themselves by picking up the correct TP2.

9. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

theman414 and tokuzumi, Are you two mentally retarded?

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Why does the screen on the Sholes/Droid/ whatever look so dull? And it's not running Blur, so what's the hype? Meh, at least VzW's getting Android. I seriously hope another US carrier gets the iPhone so at&t will be forced to look at Android.

5. traedmark

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The hype is that this means VZW is getting ever closer to releasing the Sholes/Shules/Tao/Driod/C3po/R2d2. Blur appears to have no real redeeming value and is targeted at high school students and that bright blue T-Mo android handset they unveiled it on. I'm glad its not on the Droid.


Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009


12. jhnnyblze2000

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

Considering at&t is looking at releasing 2 android handsets within the next year or so what does another carrier getting the iPhone have to do with anything?????

4. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

You need to remember that they are cropping a small portion of the original image. Following this they need to scale it down so that the image wont drink bandwidth. If you would rather see a better image go to the VZW press page and download the full image. Then use your own cropping tools. Although the image above was credited to AP so the image you get is all ready optimized for the web more than likely. Dont you love Low rez web images?

7. omarc_2008

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

i dont care wat anyone says bout the motorola droid sholes wateva is called ima get it wen it comes out..

10. wolverine41

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

the HTC phone accualy looks like the HTC tattoo not the hero. but i really hope it is the Hero i really like it.

11. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

why didn't they keep the original design that we saw on the first photos (the one with 3 buttons on the bottom)? I think it was much more stylish and sleek. Its not the first time Verizon makes bad decisions about the design of their phones... At least their Hero looks better than Sprint's Hero...

13. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

the thing he has on his hands is the htc dragon!

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