Motorola "Mini Droid" rumors add to Droid congestion

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Everyone loves having a lot of selection when it comes to mobile phones, but Verizon may be overdoing it with the "Droid" name, as rumors of a "Mini Droid" handset are beginning to circulate.

If true, that would mean a total of five Droid phones have been revealed in less than a year: the Droid, the Droid Incredible, the Droid X, the Droid 2, and now the Droid Mini.

Photos and video began to surface online, originally on Korean Web site Hiapk.com, of an as yet unknown phone from Verizon that reportedly has the red circle boot-up screen that all other Droid phones have.

The handset is substantially smaller than any of the other Droid phones, but still packs in a sliding Qwerty keyboard. Verizon and Motorola have not made any comments regarding the phone.

It makes sense to keep using the Droid name, since the original Droid is the best-selling Android phone to date, and the recently-released Droid X sold out almost instantly despite Verizon providing mountains of stock.

Having too many Droids may cause confusion and congestion for the Android market, though. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. One of the best aspects of the iPhone is that customers know what they're getting when they walk into a store and ask for an iPhone.