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DROID Targa and DROID3 Make First Appearances, DROIDX2 Again as MB870

Now that we’re done hypebeastin‘ the HTC Thunderbolt, it’s time to get back to the family of phones that truly drives us to do what we do everyday.  Some photos of the new DROIDs made the rounds last night and included a new player which has been codenamed Targa.

The Targa picture above appears to just be a mockup, but mockups are usually pretty good indicators of what the final phone will look like.  And this is one of those that we’re hoping is spot on because this phone is hot.  You can see that the plan is for it to be a 4G LTE device on Verizon, has at least a 4″ screen which we’ll assume is qHD, front and back cameras, and a super sleek body that emulates the DX, but a heck of a lot smoother.  No word on official specs or release date, but we’re not buying into the current rumor of it coming out by X-mas.  We’re thinking we could see it way before then.  

First look at the DROID3:

Ahhh the 3rd version of the original that started it all.  I’m liking this new thinner top for a slideout.  The D2 was incredibly heavy, so we’re hoping this new version will come in at a much lighter weight while also sporting a 4″ qHD screen.  It appears to have a front-facing camera, but that could also just be sensor.  And what about that new slanted lip?  This is definitely an upgrade over the D2′s look.

And the DROIDX2 again:

Well, we’ve seen pictures of the DROIDX2 already, but now we know for sure that Daytona is indeed the codename for it and the model number is MB870.  It’s also running 2.2.1 with the new Blur at this point, so hopefully that changes to Gingerbread come launch.

Thoughts?  This is a lot to take in on a Tuesday morning.

Via:  Howard Forums, (2), (3), Engadget

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  • Antonio Proudarse

    Pentile QHD screen like the Atrix? I don”t think so Motorola, if I want a Pentile un-sharp screen then I’d rather go with Samsungs Amoled.

    Your bootloader will also more than likely be locked so I won’t be able to flash a custom ROM to escape your horribly disgusting Motoblur.

    And to make things worse you will take forever to update these phones to the next version of Android.

    I learnt my lesson after Milestone and Milestone 2. THERE WILL NOT BE A MILESTONE 3 OR ANY OTHER MOTOROLA NONSENSE FOR ME EVER AGAIN.

    SAY BYE TO MY MONEY AND ALSO TO ALL MY RETARD FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES MONEY AS I WILL STEER THEM AWAY FROM MOTOROLA.

    Oh and Sanjay Jha should be deported back to India.

    Thanks for reading.

  • Tommyholloway77

    they need to make smaller version of  the thunderbolt or droid charge llike they did for the evo with sprint because the phones are getting to bigg

  • Anonymous

    The Droid Targa looks interesting but I need to see spec’s. My OG Droid running 2.2.3 Gingerbread by ChevyNo1 is running so good I’m not really looking to get a new phone just yet.

    Motorola DROID 1
    Simply Stunning GB 5.1
    ChevyNo1′s LV 1.2 GHz Kernel
    Launcher Pro Plus
    Chump Change Chrome theme
    Quadrant 1570

  • kellex

    if u zoom in, it looks like it has a 12mp camera… or are my eyes decieving me… i am talking about the targa

  • Anonymous
  • Bogat33

    Wow the X2 looks the same, way to upgrade Motorola. I’m just gonna get an iPhone or the next awesome Droid phone on Verizon.

  • Bartman

    Well, I jumped to a DX as soon as they were available; Not too excited by what is
    Out there “now”( phones which were”leaked”). So, I am going to keep my
    DX and hope that Motorola, Google and
    Big Red won’t forget about us when the
    updates start coming!

  • Anonymous

    Why take a picture of the Droid 3 and not show the keyboard? I’m definitely not getting it if it’s at all like the First two Droid keyboards.

  • Raven

    The next Droid with Dual-Core and a Physical Keyboard which I am hoping/guessing will be the Droid 3.

  • Monique

    can some company please make a phone that’s smaller than the EVO and/or Droid X but still have a bigger screen than 3.5 inches? Having a big screen is nice and all but can’t they just put a bigger screen in a smaller sized phone? I mean, just shave some of the borders a bit. I don’t want a giant phone that’s bigger than the size of my hand. I’m female and would like something more petite and less masculine. Despite what people may think, the iPhone 4 is a great looking phone and it’s the perfect sized phone, just wish the screen was a little bit bigger but still maintain the same size casing. I played with the EVO and was just blown away by the size of it. That’s why I couldn’t bring myself into buying the Thunderbolt, great looking phone, but just way too big for me…very unfortunate too

    • traction

      Try the Galaxy S phones – 4 inch screens are great.

  • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

    The Droid 3 pick looks like a Motorola Backflip front. The buttons and the border/color mirror it.

  • Destin4death

    FYI the pic of the Targa is not a mock up. it is of an actual device in someones hands already.

    As far as the X2 & D3 do us a favor Moto and keep them don’t waste our time on another meaninless upgrade to get us hosed into a contract. Oh and plz stop falling back in the trap of the Razr days just doing a makover of the same dam device day in and day out. Come up with something new and better then the others mfgs.

  • Jchammer123

    I love and still use the OG Droid but have not been impressed with the look of the D2 or the D3. The Targa looks pretty sweet though. I think that HTC has converted me though. Motorola just seems to be locking down there devices too much. I’m too much into the customization and rooting to not have the unlocked bootloader and other goodies. Even though the Thunderbolt has been a pain in the a** waiting for it to release, I think that’s the route I’m gonna go! (could change on a daily basis, lol)

    • DBK

      Keep in mind that one of these Droids is supposed to be unlocked and have stock Android. And it’s looking more and more like the D3.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s take a stand against locked bootloaders. I love motorola, but a locked bootloader is not android

  • MachineGun68

    So let me get this straight. If I buy a new LTE phone it will NOT work in any area without LTE 4G coverage?
    Will it not migrate to 3G if neccessary? If not, that’s a no brainer decision.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t worry, the 4G phones will have 3G also.

  • Anonymous

    random question though.. why is it so hard for moto to allow their batteries to display the exact percentage instead of 10% increments? the xoom goes by percents? every other manufacture goes by percents.. wth

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsteege Terry Steege

    I agree Brian.

  • http://twitter.com/dukebrian Brian Lewis

    I’m holding onto my OG droid until I find something Verizon LTE running stock android.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HJW7OHJ4XZUETNH6IBXJJEXHH4 Steve P

    As long as Motorola continues to ship locked bootloaders I won’t buy them. My atrix is so full of bugs it is not even funny.

    • Anonymous

      really? my friend who was a huge android hater, obsessed with his iphone finally made the switch cas he said “he got deathly bored of iOS and it was clear it wasnt going to change anytime soon” is absolutely obsessed with his atrix.. he doesnt have the laptop dock and is using it just as a phone and car dock, but has had nothing but compliments for it

      • Anonymous

        After iOS, anything looks great.

      • Anonymous

        After iOS, anything looks great.

      • Anonymous

        I know when I first bought my DX it had a lot of bugs in it. Within a week most worked themselves out and the rest were fixed with update that came a month or so later. I don’t know if I’ve come to tolerate them or they’ve disappeared, but I don’t really have any problems with it now.

  • Tojiro

    Lots of very pretty phones ruined by a very crappy skin. Maybe if they don’t encrypt the bootloader I’d consider getting one of them…

  • Anonymous

    yup… I need the targa… HTC shot themselves in the foot.. well maybe verizon shot HTC in the foot.. was thinking of buying a thunderbolt back early feb… but with dual core phones out possibly within 4-8 weeks, no way I’m going to be stuck with something dual core for the next 2 years

    on a side note my company is buying me an ipad2 so I’m returning my xoom with tears in my eyes mind you :( but $600 plus $20 a month back in my pocket is just too worth it when I have another tablet even if it is the most closed and seemingly worthless piece of hardware compared to the xoom… but a tablet for me is specifically only for surfing the web on the couch.. could care less bout apps, except the xfinity app is pretty cool.. and i’m going to miss google chrome on my tablet for sure :(

    • Anonymous

      OK, I’m jealous. Where do you work that’s giving you an ipad2?

      • Anonymous

        I work for a semiconductor company in oregon that builds the radio frequency chips (3g 4g wimax) and power amplifiers that we have in all of our phones.. every droid branded phone, every iphone except the verizon iphone and both ipads, htc motos samsungs, palm, nokias, blackberries… we are a massive company you never heard of :)

        if you open up your droid you will see a chip with my companies name on it… and thats why I have an iphone and a droid x.. the iphone was bought for me.. the ipad2 will be bought for me

        not a bad gig for graduating University of Oregon in september 2010 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/geetargeek Spencer Curtis Monheim

    great another phone with a locked bootloader.

    everyone knows even though the xoom is unlockable, none of their phones will be.

    sad but true.

    i’ll stick with htc.

    the incredible is still the best droid branded phone on the market, and probably will continue on with the incredible 2 up until either moto unlocks their bootloader or htc makes the god phone.

    And this is coming from someone who’s bought an og droid and loved it.

    i like the quality of craftsmanship on the moto phones much more than htc. my incredible is nice, but nowhere near the high end feeling i get holding an og droid. They feel way more high end. In fact i like the heft of the droid and droid 2. I just hate that moto has all droids locked down.

    • xyzlene

      how soon we forget… The G2 was locked on t-mobile.. You guys honestly think the t-bolt will be open.. let’s wait till the reviews…

  • http://www.facebook.com/geetargeek Spencer Curtis Monheim

    great another phone with a locked bootloader.

    everyone knows even though the xoom is unlockable, none of their phones will be.

    sad but true.

    i’ll stick with htc.

    the incredible is still the best droid branded phone on the market, and probably will continue on with the incredible 2 up until either moto unlocks their bootloader or htc makes the god phone.

    And this is coming from someone who’s bought an og droid and loved it.

    i like the quality of craftsmanship on the moto phones much more than htc. my incredible is nice, but nowhere near the high end feeling i get holding an og droid. They feel way more high end. In fact i like the heft of the droid and droid 2. I just hate that moto has all droids locked down.

  • Amd683

    Ill just stock woth bionic since i get 1year contract anyway

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IRXQUPRGYT353VRYHBW35SFHBM dustin

    those hubs on the side look like the atrix… laptop dock?

  • Vire

    Oh boy. My OG Droid is really starting to look like a tech dinosaur. I figure by the time I’m eligible for an upgrade, we’ll be at what, Droid 5? Yeesh… this, my friends, is why we have Swappa.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…my contract is renewable in October…could THIS be my new Droid?

  • Igor

    Looks like Kellex you got your next April fool prank I mean HYPE-Bee-STING.

    We just got a new release date for Targa on Verizon from our “friends” at………..

  • Rizzidy

    F Motorola

  • David

    I just noticed that the date on the tagra screen says 1/18/10…. damn that was along time ago its already 3/15/11

    • Anonymous

      Yes, that product name does sound like it’s been recycled through the blogs many times in the last year.

  • EC8CH

    Targa with an unlocked bootloader please!