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Old July 14th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any news on a Droid 5 coming out soon?

I have the Droid 2, and it's time for an upgrade, but I know as soon as I get the Droid 4, the Droid 5 will come out.

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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Google didn't show any results. So I doubt one is coming anytime soon.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Moto said at the end of last year that they were going to ease up on phone releases this year. The D4 might be their QWERTY baby for a while.
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Which might mean an outside chance at getting an official Jelly Bean?
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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Which might mean an outside chance at getting an official Jelly Bean?
I personally think we will see JB from Moto within 6 months. Other may disagree, but that's what I'm saying.

I'm sure we'll see JB from the devs here soon though.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I definitely see us getting JB. It isn't that large of a leap for ICS-able phones. While I hope that imnotmikal is right, I don't see us getting it until next year, simply because the D4 isn't a super popular phone, and they will get JB to the RAZR and the Bionic first. Not to mention whatever flagship phones they add to their portfolio between then and now as well.
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I definitely see us getting JB. It isn't that large of a leap for ICS-able phones. While I hope that imnotmikal is right, I don't see us getting it until next year, simply because the D4 isn't a super popular phone, and they will get JB to the RAZR and the Bionic first. Not to mention whatever flagship phones they add to their portfolio between then and now as well.
I will, however, edit my statement.
IF Moto released another KB phone (DROID 5?), then I'm afraid we will see the same fate the DROID3 has met in terms of ICS.
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If anyone does hear of rumors of a new one with KB, I hope you'll post to this thread and share Dying to upgrade my 2 and like another poster, don't want to go to the 4 only to have the 5 come out a month later. Any new rumors?
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I really want to replace my Droid 2. Unless I hear something I might be changing to the Iphone 5 which should be announced on 9/12.

Not to crazy about switching to Apple, would like to stay with a Droid 5 if it's going to happen.

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You said earlier that you were holding out for a KB phone, an iPhone 5 ain't that!

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Not to crazy about switching to Apple, would like to stay with a Droid 5 if it's going to happen.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Still haven't heard anything. For the forseeable future, the best QWERTY phones are the D4 and the Photon Q. Why, may I ask are you waiting for 5? I am wholly happy with it, and its confirmed to be getting JB
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The Samsung Stratosphere 2 is coming out "any day now." It'll be a Snapdragon S4 keyboard phone. That's what I'd get over the Droid 4.
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Default Droid 4 Replacemet Migration - Improved Model Specifications

Many who have Droid QWERTY keyboard models are wondering if and when Motorola will be releasing a DROID 5.

As of this date, it seems there is no news from Motorola. I have tried contacting their Droid 4 product manager and received information back that appeared to be from a lower level person with no knowledge or product migration and improvement. The only thing they did, was to verify the Droid 4 does have a speaker issue and they do not intend to fix it, wait for the next keyboard model......but how long will that be?

I suggest all who want a newer and more up to date Droid with a qwerty keyboard review a post I have with the same title as this reply and on that site you can post what you what like to see in newer specs on a DROID 5.

You can get to that post if you Google [ droid 4 migration model forum zarum ]

Let's hope Motorola and Google follow through with a DROID 5 soon.


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Any news on a Droid 5 coming out soon?

I have the Droid 2, and it's time for an upgrade, but I know as soon as I get the Droid 4, the Droid 5 will come out.

Has anyone heard any rumors yet?

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Old December 19th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The problem with the Droid series is that Motorola has moved away from removable batteries. I only have a fraction of hope that Google might change that, at least for the Droid 5.

What I've heard rumored is that Motorola flushed out the RAZR products it had in the pipeline and that Google was going to be much more heavily invested in the design of future products. If that is true, I think it may be quite a while before the Droid 5 arrives (>6 months).
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This is the latest rumor of a Droid 5 that I've seen. Hopefully it will happen.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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That isn't a rumor. That's 100% speculation simply based on the fact that Verizon has produced Motorola QWERTY Droid models so they will continue to. At this point, it's probably around 50/50 for being true in the next 6 months... Motorola will make changes to their Droid design post-Google, and the last truly groundbreaking QWERTY Android device was the original Droid. From that point on, it has been slates.

And with Google's recent love affair with non upgradeable storage and nonremovable batteries, I don't have a lot of hope for Motorola at all (or HTC). At this point, I just hope LG and Samsung don't get sucked in.
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Especially since Verizon has give the End of Life for the Droid 4

Motorola Droid 4 also reach EOL status at Verizon? | Mobile Bloom News
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Jelly Bean soak test! Official update likely within two weeks. Look forward to it.
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Time to re-light the fires in the rumor mill:

Did the Motorola DROID 5 Just Make Its First Appearance? – Droid Life
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Interesting. I can't tell, but it looks like the phone might have a removable battery. I'm shocked if that's the case because it's been something like 2 years since Motorola released a phone with a removable battery. I'd consider this.
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Without a removable battery, what do people do when the phone hangs? Is there a reset button with a paperclip? My D3 goes to black screen and hangs when I open the keyboard, so I am dying for a new phone. It works ok as long as the keyboard never opens. Even after days with Swype I am awful and slow.

Anyone with a D4, did the flat keys work ok? I like the D1 and D3 style better at first pass. Really I miss my Treo keyboard most :-(
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Without a removable battery, what do people do when the phone hangs? Is there a reset button with a paperclip? My D3 goes to black screen and hangs when I open the keyboard, so I am dying for a new phone. It works ok as long as the keyboard never opens. Even after days with Swype I am awful and slow.

Anyone with a D4, did the flat keys work ok? I like the D1 and D3 style better at first pass. Really I miss my Treo keyboard most :-(
Most phones/tablets have hard reset functionality programmed in when the user holds the power button for approximately 15-20 seconds.
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Even after days with Swype I am awful and slow.

Anyone with a D4, did the flat keys work ok? I like the D1 and D3 style better at first pass. Really I miss my Treo keyboard most :-(
It takes a while to get used to any non-physical kb, keep at it and try a few out. I still miss my D4's kb, it was, by far, the best kb of the Droids. I still have it sitting here, I had an issue with the power button so fired up a Razr HD I had gotten as a back-up. After I did that I got the D4 working again but stuck with the Razr for screen size, it's got a much nicer screen. I think I will stick with non-physical kb phones as they are lighter and I'm doing OK with SwiftKey and Kii. Never thought I'd say that but I really thought the (Moto) kb phones were long gone. My son still uses and loves his D4, I'll send him mine when his dies or he may want a D5 when it's released. I think he will be one of the last, true physical kb hold-outs.
But to answer your question, yes, the D4 kb is really nice!!
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Most phones/tablets have hard reset functionality programmed in when the user holds the power button for approximately 15-20 seconds.
I swear I tried that on my D3 but it did not work to reboot. Maybe they don't install that if you can pull the battery?

I am surprised at how much the thing would hang even before the keyboard issue. Now that I have run a hard reset and have avoided installing anything, the D3 is responsive and rock-solid stable. Blame the apps!

Looking forward to a possible D5. Too bad it won't be a nexus phone :-(
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I think I will stick with non-physical kb phones as they are lighter and I'm doing OK with SwiftKey and Kii. Never thought I'd say that but I really thought the (Moto) kb phones were long gone.
I loved my Treo phones. I would carry a brick if it had decent battery life. Maybe I should go to a shoulder holster?

Swype is awesome but sometimes frustrating. I will try out SwiftKey and Kii, maybe they are better? Nothing will ever beat a physical keyboard IMHO.
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I had the D3 and wanted another keyboard capable phone, but something more modern than a D4. I gave up waiting for one and "settled" for the Galaxy S4. I really like that phone, it's great, but at times, I do miss the physical keyboard. Who knows, when my S4 contract is up in ~23 months and there's a Droid 6 or something, maybe I'll go back to a keyboard phone. I'd be curious as to what the D5's specs will be, if indeed that comes to fruition. If it's a holiday 2013 phone, it better have 2 GB RAM, 16+ GB internal storage, quad core processor, 4.7+" (screen, etc. And of course, expandable storage!
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I'd be curious as to what the D5's specs will be, if indeed that comes to fruition. If it's a holiday 2013 phone, it better have 2 GB RAM, 16+ GB internal storage, quad core processor, 4.7+" (screen, etc. And of course, expandable storage!
IIRC, the D4 was upper mid-tier specs when it was released. Not a bad phone by any means but not right up there with the big boys either. It's selling point was the physical KB. I loved mine, it was such an improvement over the D3 and really a rock solid phone. But it wasn't the most kick-ass thing out there spec wise. The D5 will probably be the same type of deal. Decent, but not truly wow, with a KB.
I really did like that phone though, sub-par specs or not
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IIRC, the D4 was upper mid-tier specs when it was released. Not a bad phone by any means but not right up there with the big boys either. It's selling point was the physical KB. I loved mine, it was such an improvement over the D3 and really a rock solid phone. But it wasn't the most kick-ass thing out there spec wise. The D5 will probably be the same type of deal. Decent, but not truly wow, with a KB.
I really did like that phone though, sub-par specs or not
Yes, you're right that the keyboarded Droid phones didn't offer the latest and greatest hardware. But they were priced at $100 (at least my D3 was the day it was released). If the D5 is a $100 phone, then it's acceptable to use previous generation old hardware. But if they're going to charge $200, then they better offer at least current generation hardware, if not whatever is the standard by the holiday season.
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I don't recall what I paid for my D3 but am fairly sure the D4 was $199. I think we paid extra for the KB, just like we will pay extra for an X 'cause it's got cool new stuff. lol
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