Mar 19th, 2012

The first image of what is said to be the upcoming Droid Fighter for Verizon has surfaced. The leaked picture appeared  at the Phone HK forum and shows a device that is not unlike Moto’s recent RAZR models. The main difference here is a lack of soft-keys lining the bottom of the screen. Speaking of the screen, information accompanying the pic pegs it as a 4.6-inch HD display. It wouldn’t be the first time Motorola has gone with an HD display (a chinese variant of the RAZR gets that honor), but it would be the first time the screen technology made it to a US device from the manufacturer.

The lack of soft keys suggests the device will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich and be optimized for on-screen navigation controls. Adoption of this new wrinkle in Android has been spotty, with some manufacturers opting to stick with physical buttons. On-screen buttons have their advantages, though, and it’s nice to see Motorola testing the waters.

Aside from a few details about the phone’s display, it was also revealed that the Droid Fighter could the same 3300mAh battery as the RAZR MAXX. It is unclear of the Fighter would be positioned as yet another RAZR model, however. Either way, the handset strikes it pretty close to the recently revived line of smartphones. We could be finding out about Verizon and Motorola’s ultimate plan soon. Rumors have suggested the Droid Fighter will hit stores as soon as April 12th.

[via DroidLife]


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