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Motorola Droid 5 Leaks in Fresh Images, Shows Sliding QWERTY Keyboard

By Radu Iorga / August 24, 2013 / Android, Motorola

The images you see below are supposed to portray the Motorola Droid 5 handset, with its sliding QWERTY keyboard. This format you don’t see too often nowadays, aside from the LG Enact that launched recently on Verizon.

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This model keeps much of the form factor of the Droid 3 and seems to pack a screen with a diagonal of 4.3-4.5 inches or a bit more. The capacitive buttons have disappeared and we also get wireless charging NFC and a ruggedized build. Motorola’s CEO, Dennis Woodside recently stated that Moto plans to release several new phones before October’s end and those may include new Droids.

This fifth generation Motorola Milestone/Droid will probably debut on Verizon with a price tag of $199 or $99 on contract. If such models continue to be sold, it means there’s a solid market for people who like QWERTY keyboards and touch input. Do you know anyone who actually uses such a device?

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