Contrary to what some people claim, it looks like the QWERTY keyboard is pretty much alive and kicking. Proof? It was only yesterday that we told you about Verizon’s new offering, the LG Enact. The phone is a lower mid-range device and comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard. However, it appears that not only LG is determined to keep the physical keyboard from dying. Recently posted photos reveal a phone that is believed to be the Droid 5, meaning that Motorola also has a QWERTY device in the works. That is, if the photos are legit.
Water and dust resistant Motorola Droid 5
The images appeared on Chinese website Weibo and show a phone that resembles the Droid 4. The device features the same sidle-out QWERTY keyboard as its predecessor. The keyboard has 5 rows of laser cut keys with a separate row for numbers. Although it is difficult to tell with certainty by just looking at a photo, the phones seems to offers a 4.3-inch to 4.5-inch display with narrow bezels. The handset is equipped with two cameras, with the rear sensor working with a flash.
The photo of the back of the phone reveals a mysterious coil, suggesting that the Droid 5 could come with wireless charging. Apparently, the device is destined for Verizon Wireless and will be LTE-enabled. Other features allegedly include NFC and a “shockproof” water / dust resistant design. Beyond those few details, not much is known about the phone, but it appears to be a decent offering. When (and if) the Droid 5 lands on Big Red, it will make an interesting alternative to other QWERTY devices. Beware LG Enact.