Oct 14th, 2014

droidlanding teaser countdown

We’ve been hearing more and more about the Motorola DROID Turbo headed for Verizon as of late, and now the company is starting to tease their own wares in a big way. The DroidLanding site has been updated to tease a smartphone announcement with a countdown that points to October 28th at 12pm eastern. That’s 14 days from now as of the time of this writing. It’s nice to know that we won’t have to wonder whether this is a trick or a treat before Halloween arrives.

The site obviously doesn’t reveal much other useful info, though we can ponder on a couple of things. For starters, some of the teaser text suggests the device could be made available the very same day it’s announced. Text below the countdown timer reads “Launch Date Set. All will be revealed. Sign up for activation information.”

The key takeaway here is “launch date,” though it’s tough to tell what Verizon means by “launch.” Some carriers and OEMs refer to a device’s official unveiling as its launch even though the phone might not be immediately available. We’ll have to wait for that day to arrive to see which definition Verizon goes by.

The other thing to take away is the shadowy figure of the device itself. It certainly looks quite close to the renders and leaks we’ve seen in terms of design, so there should be no surprises as to what it looks like once Verizon takes the wraps off.

Motorola Droid Turbo thumb wm

And if rumors of its specs are accurate, we should have a good idea of what to expect under the hood, as well:

  • Snapdragon 805 chipset
  • 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display
  • 21 megapixel camera with dual LED flash
  • 3,900mAh battery with Motorola’s Turbo Charge feature
  • NFC

Sounds like the makings of a great smartphone befitting of the classic DROID name, but we’ll have to wait for full details before crowning this bad boy. Thankfully we won’t have long to wait to be filled in on the rest.

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