If only this was a hoax. Yes, that's some bitter talk alright, because this Motorola
MT716 from China Mobile
is almost the perfect Droid
that we once had on our dusty wish list: a similar slider form factor but with a hard-cap keyboard, as opposed to one with spongy mashers. In fact, eagle-eyed readers might have already spotted that this is the exact
same keyboard as featured on the Cliq
. Compared to its distant relative, other differences on this OPhone
include an 8 megapixel camera (with dual-LED flash and 720p camcorder feature), an extra VGA front-facing camera, TD-SCDMA radio, WAPI connectivity (WiFi-compatible), and CMMB TV streaming; otherwise, you'll find the same weedy 600MHz TI OMAP3430 chip,
480 x 854 LCD, AGPS and Bluetooth 2.1 inside.
Now if you'll excuse us -- we have a petition to write up.