People have moved on from physical keyboards, and those that finally switch rarely go back to wanting one for a reason.
This rumor sounds GREAT! I've been a Moto-Fan and Verizon customer for many years. What would be even better, is if Motorola forces Verizon to release this phone with an Unlocked Bootloader! "In your face, Verizon!";) On a side note, "Since Google now owns Motorola Mobility" If the new mobile network that Google is working on is really Good, I'll leave Verizon to get this Rumored "X" phone, just as long as they're offering Unlimited Data. As I'm still Grandfathered into Verizon's Unlimited Plan!:D Also, I love my Droid 4 and hope that this new flagship phone DOES have a slide-out, laser etched Keyboard. Because it's always good to have a backup when the touch screen screws up.
I've talked a few people into picking up the S3, and I've come very close to buying one myself. Sometime late in the first quarter next year I'm going to get either the S4 or M7 from HTC. Whichever comes with a 2500-2900maH battery. Though I love how little intervention with the android operating system MotoBlur has moved to, I can make the adjustment to use TouchWiz or Sense.
So, as much as I'd love to stay with Motorola ................. will they come out with a device that's a difference maker, or will they continue to play it safe with minor incremental changes.
Hopefully they'll drop the "RAZR" name out of it. I'm really waiting for a game changer game from Motorola. Right now I have a OG RAZR and I want the HD MAXX. I think I'm going to hold till I see more of this phone. I really dont like samsung or htc.