Droid 5?? VZW Know of a Replacement for Droid 4?

davidhowland
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The web has a comment on on the now aging droid 4 being replaced by a droid 5.  Almost time for my son to have the upgrade from his droid global, and he really wants to keep his slide-out keyboard.  Droid 4 is reported to have terrible battery life.  Answer may be droid 5 - but, if so, then When will it show at Verizon?

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Tidbits
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I don't the Droid 5 will be made.  No one will know until Motorola releases information.  Nothing was shown at CES pointing to a Droid 5.

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Jax_Omen
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I wouldn't count on it. Manufacturers seem to have decided that QWERTY phones aren't allowed to be high-end or high-quality.

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Heretic1989
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That's a shame because i really liked it (Moto Droid 4). It was just too bulky for me.

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jeffj1985
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My next phone has to have a slide out keyboard.  The Droid 5 and the Samsung something-or-other are my only two options.  Hoping Moto gives us a heads-up sometime soon.  Otherwise, I'm stuck with my Droid X2 virtual keyboard.

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silver6056
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This question was asked on the Moto forums, and the consensus (but this is not of course an official Moto response) was probably not.  Low perceived demand compared to other models.

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SuzyQ
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jeffj1985 wrote:

My next phone has to have a slide out keyboard.  The Droid 5 and the Samsung something-or-other are my only two options. ...

Why not the Droid 4?  It has the slide out keyboard (one major reason why I chose this phone), it's just over a year old, is a solid phone, and I have excellent battery life... see screen shot.  Nearly 2 days on a battery charge.  It recently got the JB OS, and seems to run and function extremely well.

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Jax_Omen
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19 hours is "nearly 2 days"?

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SuzyQ
Sr. Leader

LOL @Jax_Omen - I guess I need to define my "day".  I do power it down overnight, so the battery is showing 19 hours, but it was afternoon on the "2nd day"  - if that makes sense.  In my mind, the charge lasted 2 "days" of usage .... I unplug the phone one morning...it goes all day, power down overnight, power up the next morning, and it goes all day, and I recharge it the 2nd night.  That where I got two days...  sorry for any confusion!! 

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Ann154
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SuzyQ,

I'm a little surprised that the phone didn't register a gap in the battery graph for the time it was shutdown.

Both my Nexus and Tbolt will have one if I tried something like that.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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