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Rumor: Motorola Prepares the Jet and Bullet as its First Tegra 3 Devices, Headed for Q1 2012?

Everyone ready for a couple of massive rumors?  First off, we should probably let you know that this report has not been confirmed by a second source, something we always try to do before posting, unless of course we have photo evidence.  So proceed with caution, feel free to question it, and just know that it’s information we felt needed to be passed on.  And who doesn’t love 7-month long conversations about rumored devices, anyway?  


Here is the deal.  We’ve been tipped to two new Motorola devices under development that will be the first from Moto to run NVIDIA’s new Tegra 3 (Kal-El) quad-core processor and are currently scheduled for either a Q1 2012 unveiling or release (We’re thinking unveiling – CES 2012 anyone?).

Motorola Bullet

Bullet (obvious codename)  is the non-keyboarded of the two.  Will sport a 4.3″ qHD screen, Tegra 3 (Kal-El) quad-core processor, at least 1GB DDR2 RAM (possibly 1.5GB), 16GB on-board storage, NFC chip, and a redesigned sensor to provide its new 12MP camera with amazing photos.  This phone will launch before the Jet.

Motorola Jet

Jet (another codename) is the keyboarded version of the two.  Will sport a 4″ qHD screen, Tegra 3, 1 to 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB on-board storage, same new 12MP camera as the Bullet, NFC chip, and a fully redesigned chicklet-style keyboard.


Crazy, right?  Like I said at the beginning of the post, I was unable to confirm these with any of our other sources, so you’ve got to take them for what they are.  With that said though, I do want to point out a couple of things to help this report.

First, the mention of the Tegra 3 in a phone coming in Q1 of 2012 matches up almost perfectly to what NVIDIA told us all back at MWC.  They fully expect to be ready to ship their quad-core beasts in handhelds by the end of 2011 (tablets this summer).

The second thing has to do with the new camera sensor that was brought up multiple times.  A new camera sensor is something that I’ve heard mentioned from some close friends, as one of the major focuses of Motorola going forward as they’ve realized their camera technology is not on-par with competitor’s phones.

Lastly, we have no idea what carriers these would end up on, although the early word is that both are 4G LTE, so we’ll assume Verizon.

Do I truly believe that we’ll see these phones in Q1 of 2012, though?  It wouldn’t surprise me, but again, 7 months in this industry is an eternity and things change so quickly that it’s hard to say for sure.  These could be two phones on a drawing board somewhere and in 2 months will look 100% different with completely tweaked specs.  Rumor, people.

And as always, we’ll continue digging around the interwebs and in the brains of our closest insiders to see what else we can find out.

  • Myjoansie

    i just found a new of Droid to replace my old motor. I’m not buying any phone that doesn’t equal the Samsung noe phone. What good is a small screen, for most…MOTO WAKE UP, update the size of the screen first, we want to see movies, play games, etc. With out big-ass tablets to carry. I don’t want to buy a third of Droid … maybe I should give up my grandfathering with Verizon and jump to the Note phone, but I hate the specks…motor wake up …SAMSUNG IS BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECK…..


  • The Jet may be the Droid 4

  • Could any of these be a Droid smartphone

  • HappyHour

    Lol, come on, Q1 of 2012? If we are lucky they may actually release the Bionic then, let alone two more phones.

  • Lube

    bullet….perfect name for a droid

  • this sounds perfect! im thinking of ways to max/overclock that bad boy!

  • Anonymous

    Apple iPhone 5 with dual-core proc and 8 mpix camera vs Motorola Bullet quad-core proc and 12 m pix camera

    ok then…is this even a question?

  • Anonymous

    quadcore PHONES? *throws dual-core tower out the nearest window*

  • David Hooper

    Will someone please ask Motorola to make it a real keyboard layout?
    I mean just like the one I am typing this on. Numbers and most symbols across the top.
    Backspace, enter, shift, tab, and caps lock keys at the ends of the rows that they belong on.
    No need to ever hit the alt key. So that I don’t have to search for characters every time I use the keyboard.
    If they would promise this, I would buy the phone now.

  • The Jet is the Droid 3. My next phone INDEED. {{-_-}}

  • I guess Motorola made the phone after my dream phone (HTC Sensation)

  • faber

    more locked up bootloader crap.

  • Porno

    Pfft I’m waiting for the Millicore phones. 1000 cores in one phone.. It will melt your f–king face off.

  • Anonymous

    i know i’ve gotta jump in at some point, but it feels like that motorola has placed a carrot on a stick (bionic) and then when i really think i’ve gotten it, they place a better carrot on a longer stick…

  • WOW, they both look great!

  • That phone will be $500 on 2 yr contract. How would you like to buy this phone today?

  • Frencha

    But I thought the Targa was quad core and going to be this year. 8(

  • maybe the jet is the droid 3 and the bullet is the droidx2

  • Anonymous

    whatever, still getting the Bionic whenever the hell it gets out

  • Buckgrad

    Nice to get an idea of what I MIGHT be able to get my hands on when my contract expires in August of 2012! I would almost bet that these will be the Droid X3 and Droid 4.

  • Ben

    If this is true, the Jet sounds like my kind of phone…