It seems Motorola is having a tough time keeping its upcoming releases under wraps. First, a press shot of the Dinara (believed to be the Atrix 3) was leaked, and now somebody grabbed a shot of an unannounced Motorola device heading to Sprint.

Similar to the Dinara leak, the device seems to be running a fairly light version of Motorola's custom skin. While some icons are changed it appears that the Android 4.0 launcher remains mostly intact. Also similar to the Dinara is the presence of on-screen buttons. But this unnamed phone's biggest differentiator is a sliding, 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

The tipster only got one picture of the device and some initial impressions, so there's no word on specs. But here's what we do know:

  • It's very thick - apparently comparable to another QWERTY slider, the Samsung Transform, which is about 15 mm thick. Maybe this means they've managed to fit a huge battery in there, much like the RAZR MAXX.
  • The screen is, predictably, smaller than the Galaxy S3, but no official measurement yet. The tipster does note that it looks to be about 4".
  • As this hasn't been announced yet, this could be far from a final design.

Motorola Slider

Source: Android Central Forums via Android Central