Motorola Droid 5 caught online, features a QWERTY slider
Motorola looks like it is continuing the tradition of including a physical keyboard in its Droid line of Android devices, as seen from the leaked images.
The Droid 4 featured one of the best QWERTY keyboards to be included on a mobile, and while Motorola has since moved on to making full-touch devices, it looks like it will provide users with the option of a full-QWERTY keyboard with the Droid 5. BlackBerry’s Q10 and LG’s recently announced LG Enact seem to be the only other offerings that feature full-QWERTY keyboards.
The Verizon-bound Droid 5 is likely to feature a 4.3 to 4.5-inch screen, wireless charging, NFC and a water and dust-resistant design. It is also said to be thinner than the earlier Droid iterations, and will come with the same slide-out laser cut 5-row keyboard that was included on the Droid 4. The Droid 5 will also feature LTE connectivity. While it looks like the Droid 5 is running Android 4.0.3 in the images, that in itself is not a clear indicator as the device might just be undergoing testing on earlier Android versions.
Other details in terms of hardware and availability are not known at this stage, although Verizon will likely announce the device in the coming weeks, in time for its fall refresh.