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Video: HTC Lexikon/Merge Boot Animation, No DROID Eye

We just posted up some new pictures of the HTC Lexikon/Merge that’s headed to Verizon and now have video of the boot animation which as you may have guessed, does not feature a Droid red eye. ¬†Obviously one can be added at any time, but with this Verizon logo boot anim and Bing locked and loaded, doesn’t that pretty much seal the deal that this won’t be a Droid?

Anyone wish this was the next Droid and not the Droid Pro?  (My hand might be up right now.)

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_of_Fortune,_Inc. Vincent Margott

    If unlimited data plans are no longer made available, the only valid reason for denying consumer’s root access to their handsets will be disappear.

  • http://www.thecapitalgoldgroup.com/ Capital Gold Group

    The Droid Pro is appropriately named seeing that it is geared towards “Professionals” that adore their Blackberry phones. Hence the whole form factor and naming scheme.

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    Well I hope it doesn't suffer from the same root-kit rollback crap that's going on with the G2 right now.

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    The Droid Pro is appropriately named seeing that it is geared towards “Professionals” that adore their Blackberry phones.

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    Any rootable android device is at risk whether you root it or not. Im sure any person that steals your phone and has the knowledge to get this info, will also have the knowledge to root your unrooted phone and still get your info.

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  • http://blog.webvisible.com/blog/webvisible WebVisible

    since the Droid 1 is probably still one of the best Android phones ever…I had high expectations for Droid 2 hope it would leave upto that

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mykalaikontilai/ Mykalai Kontilai

    The Droid Pro is going to be a fine little phone. It's target audience should be fine with it. It has no bearing on the fact that this is an awesome phone. Droid 2 is really crappy.

  • http://riflery1.php0h.com/mykalai-kontilai.html Mykalai Kontilai

    ? It has no bearing on the fact that this is an awesome phone. Droid 2 is really crappy.

  • http://www.mediabistro.com/Mykalai-Kontilai-profile.html Mykalai Kontilai

    thanks for the video!! i also wish it is the droid instead of the droid pro

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    I think the only valid reason for denying consumer's root access to their handsets will have disappeared.Anyways the post is worth reading.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mykalaikontilai/ Mykalai Kontilai

    companies are effected by merge but I think Quality n performance remains same….

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    The point is to cover phones with the DROID moniker. That's why we pretty much ignore everything on Sprint and the Galaxy S.

  • Me

    Suggestion – Can we get a picture with all the droid eye's, lined up chronologically?

  • http://www.johnpariah.wordpress.com/ JP the Droid King

    you know what-honestly? The Droid Pro is going to be a fine little phone. It's target audience should be fine with it.

  • Darkseider

    The Droid Pro is appropriately named seeing that it is geared towards “Professionals” that adore their Blackberry phones. Hence the whole form factor and naming scheme. As for this I hope it doesn't suffer from the same root-kit rollback crap that's going on with the G2 right now.

  • Alexbergeron200

    not a DROID! MUAHAHAHAHA maybe it will get one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kkj.droid Kenny Jackson

    HTC>Moto ayway, who cares if it's Binged. We can root (are you listening, UnrEVOked?) and ROM it to something Google. I'm sure Ihtfp69, TeamDouche, and others would be happy to oblige.

    • http://twitter.com/eclsnowman eclsnowman

      I don't know, they are still having trouble stable rooting the G2. HTC might be going all MOTO on us.

      • EC8CH

        If unlimited data plans are no longer made available (which it appears is happening), the only valid reason for denying consumer's root access to their handsets will have disappeared.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000723233001 Michael Welborn

      Exactly the reason I root. Hello custom boot animation!
      (That, and to get rid of the crap that big red tries to push off on me)

  • Dellbx

    Wish it did not have red function keys.

  • Chris

    You can keep your HTC Leprechaun and I will stick with the Droid X…unless it comes with a pot of gold. ;)

  • shamu11

    get rid of bing and then we can talk about giving this droid branding

  • Corkis84

    Just give the devs some time and soon it will have the all seeing droid eye.

  • Adriangchapman

    What difference does it make if its got a Droid tag or not? That was not a rhetorical question either. The performance matters the most, am I right our am I right? Then again if ariced out civic beats a BMW, most with the money and taste are gonna buy the beamer…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

      Yeah but this is DROID-life.com. The point is to cover phones with the DROID moniker. That's why we pretty much ignore everything on Sprint and the Galaxy S. So yes, it is completely arbitrary, but you gotta draw the line somewhere

      Personally, I have no problem if Kellex just follows all the high end phones on Verizon, but a lot of people here do.

      • Adriangchapman

        I was gonna make that point too, but the post was getting on the long side

  • dylan84

    This definitely should have been the next Droid phone…not the Droid Pro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.j.stein Aaron Stein

    i care about the keyboard, and about bing (wish it wasn't locked in) but really don't care what they name it or if it has the eye.

  • Drew

    Incredible had the exact same boot before the Froyo release, making this a huge waste of a news article.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kkj.droid Kenny Jackson

      The Eris never got an eye, but its box says DROID.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        plus the eris never even had the droid sound. it wasnt meant to be a droid.

    • Biznotcher00

      agreed.

  • Thornfullessrose

    Lol lame htc logo. Then it does the verizon splash screen. Laaaaaame. Love having a droid with the droid eye with no verizon stuff,

    • FallingUp

      Yeah because the boot animation has EVERYTHING to do with how the phone actually works. Who cares what the boot animation looks like? It has no bearing on the fact that this is an awesome phone. Droid 2 is really crappy. The keyboard is horrible and the slide mechanism is very cheap. I was very disappointed with the Droid 2. Especially since the Droid 1 is probably still one of the best Android phones ever…I had high expectations for Droid 2.

  • Stevaroo01

    Droid or not, I'm not so sure that the boot animation is any indication, b/c my Incredible came with the same boot animation and didn't have a “Droid Eye” boot animation until after the 2.2 Froyo update.

    On another note, this is a pretty sharp looking phone and if the internals could live up to an updated Droid level than I'd love for this to be the next option in the Droid family! As it is, I'll keep enjoying my Incredible for a while. Looks like it'll be sometime next year before Verizon releases anything worth upgrading from my Incredible for.

  • thedonxr

    Incredible didn't have an eye for the first 3 months… Just sayin :-)

  • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

    i really don't get all the fuss over this having bing. I really am interested in this phone. Its a very attractive phone to those who want a physicial keyboard AND sense ui.

    • kellex

      It really is pretty inconvenient to have Bing. Once you use it you will know. There are ways around it, but you shouldn't have to find ways around it to use Google in my opinion.

      • Mrpicolas

        down with bing!!!

      • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

        I fully agree with you but its not a reason to totally turn away from this phone, especially if you're rooting. But yeah it is not as attractive.

  • jiggaman508

    I really wish my d2 keyboard looked like this

    • kellex

      As do I. The D2 keyboard really isn't as awesome as Moto claims.

      • Michael

        I played around with the keyboard and it has a nice feel. The only concern I have is that the phone is a bit on the heavy side.

      • Thornfullessrose

        I don't know about you guys but I type on my droid2 like the guy on the droid2 commercial flawlessly! Lol but that's just me. I love this keyboard! Hated the keyboard on the droid1

      • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.j.stein Aaron Stein

        i am not a bad thumb typist and my hands are relatively small but i had a hard time with the top row of keys on the droid2

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590614896 Brent Kneebush

    Same exact boot animation as a Droid Eris.

  • qmartman711

    my inc initially came with that same boot animation..and we remember the rumors of that one being a droid..not being a droid..then being a droid..getting a new box finally..

  • The350zWolf

    Good! no Eye… 1st?

  • jiggaman508

    First?

    • The350zWolf

      Haha, simultaneous entries????

      • jiggaman508

        Pretty darn close, well cal it a tie :)