It’s no secret that I love hardware keyboards but the combination of the Motorola Droid’s large screen and a slide-out QWERTY that is mediocre makes pulling it out a rarity. For longer E-Mails and when I need to see form fields sometimes. That might change with the Motorola Droid 2.
Last week at CES, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said a new version of the Motorola Droid would come with an improved keyboard, reported PCMag. I haven’t seen the story picked up anywhere else and the article doesn’t provide a direct quote so we’re left without knowing the direct context of the statement.
One would assume that a 2nd version of the Motorola Droid would come as a 2010 holiday followup to the first Droid. And don’t forget that Mr. Jha joined HTC CEO and Andy Rubin during the Nexus One Event, indicating they would also be manufacturers of Google branded/sponsored phones.
We’ve heard that the Nexus Two (Nexus One Pro) will be an “enterprise” device with a hardware keyboard – Andy Rubin supposedly said so himself – so could the Droid 2 become the Nexus Two?
You wouldn’t THINK that Verizon/Motorola would want to abandon that DROID name but remember it isn’t owned and is only licensed by Verizon. The LG Voyager was a pretty darn popular device for Big Red but they abandoned that name, which was licensed from Plantronics, and instead rolled the brand into their existing enV line as the LG enV Touch. I’m just speculating here… throwing out ideas and nothing more – make your own guesses in the comments.
As the manager of the Motorola Support Forums says, the appeal of the new never ends. In the past several months we’ve gotten our Droid and Nexus One and we’re already thinking about what’s Next(Us-Too). See what I did there?