Life in the old Droid yet? Qwerty slider Droid 5 reportedly snapped
24th Aug 2013 | 19:00
What's old is new again at Moto
Motorola may be planning to launch a fifth version of its classic Droid QWERTY slider handset, judging by pictures leaked online this weekend.
Snaps posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo, show a Moto-branded device with an apparent laser-cut, five-row keyboard along with a 4G LTE sticker on the rear.
As Engadget points out, the handset appears to be rocking a 4.3- to 4.5-inch screen along with a slightly different camera interface to the one seen on the latest Droid family devices, revealed last month.
The major design change from last year's Motorola Droid 4 appears to be the lack of capacitive buttons on the face of the device, which now appear on the touchscreen.
Despite the Google takeover Motorola is still placing plenty of focus on the family of devices it has presented in recent years.
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