Verizon teases possible DROID tablet on Twitter [VIDEO]


Verizon likes to be a bit of a tease when it comes to upcoming DROID devices. They tend to take to their DROIDLanding Twitter account to start hyping new releases, dropping cryptic messages and obscure clues about what their next move may end up being. This time, the account posted the following message:

The story is unfinished. What happens? Tell us ur #DROIDtheory & u could win a VIP trip to our next commercial shoot. 

The link takes us to a video, which is an extended version of the short DROID Ultra and MAXX teaser clips we’ve been seeing since those phones launched. This particular video puts emphasis on a “package” that a guy has been tasked with picking up and protecting… a package that looks like it could be holding a tablet of some sort.

One Twitter user did tell Verizon their DROIDTheory:

As you can see, the DroidLanding Twitter account ended up retweeting that particular response. We’re not sure that necessarily means anything, but it could be affirmation that we are set to see a tablet soon.

It would have to be from Motorola, as the company has recently been confirmed to be the exclusive manufacturer for Verizon’s DROID line of devices. We have heard rumors that Motorola would be looking to jump back into the tablet space after a brief period of silence.

Words from Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside suggested they’d probably look to create a tablet that can be customized with the Moto Maker, the company’s tool that currently allows you to order a Moto X in any combination of colors you wish (with custom etching and bootup greetings, as well). We’re not so sure a DROID tablet would get Moto Maker treatment this early ahead of more carriers (sans AT&T) getting Moto X customization, but it’s something to think about.

Be sure to watch the video for yourself above, and let us know what your thoughts are. Will Verizon be bringing us a new DROID tablet soon or is this something entirely different? Make your voice heard in the comments section below!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I can’t believe I just watched that whole video.

    1. It makes sense if you watch the three shorter clips. Actually pretty cool marketing going on.

    2. Believe it!! :p

      1. Ok…Anything else?

  2. he’s going to open it and find his virginity

    1. He’s going to open it and find a battery drained from connecting and disconnecting from the worst LTE on the East Coast.

  3. I remember the sad days when I used to care what Verizon was and wasn’t doing.

  4. I think there’s something up with the taxi number – 8Z65 – something to do with the tablet… Maybe a model number…??? Anyone know the model numbers of the new droid phones and/or the Xoom & Xyboard tablets?

    1. I think it’s just a random taxi number. *Shrugs*

    2. Zoom I believe was MZ600, Xyboard 10.1 = MZ617. Xyboard 8.2 = MZ609.

      Droid Razr/Maxx 1 = XT912
      Droid Razr HD/Maxx HD = XT926
      Droid Ultra/Maxx = XT— Haven’t seen model number but said to still start with “XT”

  5. All this hype for nothing. Verizon needs to get with the times. This doesn’t work anymore. Stop marketing like its different from Android.

  6. Nobody cares about Droid… Move along…

    1. you cared enough to comment

    2. quiet a few people care

  7. Hope they are not making it in the Fort Worth plant, seems fit and finish is sub-par there.

    1. seriously? the X is one of the best quality phones i’ve held in quite some time

      1. I don’t have one, but looked at one in the VZW store was not impressed. Maybe you got a good one.

        Maybe the one at the VZW store was a bad one, I like Motorola if they would get away from that lame PenTile display I would have one again.

        1. You do know that the Moto X isn’t using a pentile display, right?

          1. Uh yes it is, AMOLED is a PenTile family display, better read more.

          2. As much as I love Wikipedia, I trust Anandtech more. “Where the Moto X differs from phones like the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S III is that its AMOLED screen doesn’t use the problematic PenTile subpixel arrangement.”

          3. Boom!

  8. This is the tablet I really want. Something with Motorola’s radios and speaker quality.

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