Motorola Droid 2 Flashes Its Keyboard

Over the weekend, there was some talk about a Droid 2 coming to Verizon, bearing the model number M1955. A picture of its supposed keyboard has snuck out, and before you ask, no, it’s not the Shadow – the Shadow is pure touchscreen slate. What’s pictured here is likely the second of two Android phones Motorola is working on for Verizon, and comes along with few specs, other than a 3.7″ display identical to the original Droid. The keyboard looks like it’s going for a more bubbled look, kind of like the Cliq, which should make for much easier typing than the flat, slightly concave keys on the original. The lack of a directional pad is interesting – maybe we’ll see an infrared trackpad on the front slide, or maybe Motorola will skip it altogether in favour of pure touch.

We had seen the Motorola Droid 2 cruise by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and now that pictures are coming in, it likely won’t be long until we see it go live. It would have to do a fair bit to beat out the Incredible for buyers’ affections, but I guess we’ll just have to see what kind of specs the Droid 2 has to offer before ruling it out of the fight.

[via Engadget]

  • Tone

    That's a photograph of the Nokia N900 keyboard.

    • willis

      nooo the n900 keyboard has its space bar more towards the right

    • Tone'sAtard

      Are you retarded? the N900 only has a 3 row keyboard and why would a Nokia have a Mic and Search Button? Its clearly an Andriod

      • adrian

        actually that willis guy is right… the spacebar is more to the right…
        maybe u should check first before calling someone a retard, idiot…
        and if thatz going to be tfhe new keyboard then they really fucked up… the first 1 looks better

        • MANROD

          Ya the old 1 might look better but the keys are a bit small. I
          think i might b a little easier to type useing the new keypad.

  • jason

    My normal droid has the bubbled keyboard just like the picture. Perhaps Motorola listened to all of the complaints about it. Kind of a sneak update though.

    • jason

      Nevermind, I’m retarded.

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