Well, what do we have here? It seems like Motorola wants to keep pushing hard on the mid-range Android market with this portrait slider, which looks like it will get Verizon's "Droid" branding (or at least the red eye). This could point to some serious hardware, as Verizon has only given it's high-end Android devices the Droid name, while leaving the mid-range phones to fend for themselves (see: Moto Devour, LG Ally). 

The device remains unnamed and unannounced, and has a form factor similar to the Palm Pre. It also looks like it will come with a full QWERTY keyboard, which should provide physical keyboard fans with an alternative to the Droid 2 or Sprint's Epic 4G. It would be no surprise if Moto was gunning for Verizon's legions of BlackBerry users who might be looking for a change from their Bold or Curve.

Check a short and very blurry walkthrough of the device after the break. [via Android and Me]

 

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Blurrycam pics emerge of a Motorola portrait slider on Verizon

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yes but the article says "devices", not "motorola devices" and the droid incredible is one of their "high end" phones, and its also HTC...

I guess way back when the eris/hero came out, it was somewhat high end...

That's just what I was thinking: that's the BB slider made blurry so that the photoshopping of various details wouldn't be so obvious. Though, Motorola seems to be trying as hard as they can to make an Android phone in every form factor they can think of, so maybe it is real.

-SR-

it looks like the palm pre and DROID went out on a date, had sex, and nine months later, this popped out. lol, of course this is going to verizon....(kinda wish this DROID goes to sprint).

Not my taste.. but I would like to see a device of this form factor with Android on VZW to compete some of RIM's customers away from their Crackberries.. I am a convert, and I never looked back.