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Motorola Spyder Codename Pops Up Again and in Photos, Could be the DROID RAZR

Last month we reported on a new Motorola device codenamed Spyder that at first, was popping up around the web as the DROID HD.  Now, thanks to a set of images and word from sources over at This is my next, this device has been confirmed and could end up as the DROID RAZR at launch.  Name ring a bell?  It was only a matter of time before that iconic mobile phone name was rehashed by the folks at Moto.

So what do we have inside?  It has a 4.3″ qHD screen except it’s not PenTile matrix and is instead Super AMOLED (possibly a world’s first).  There is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (possibly a “turbo” OMAP4), 4G LTE (Verizon), 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera, “HD” front camera, and webtop capabilities.  The outer build is “Gorilla Glass and a Kevlar casing with a splash-guard coating.”

What we are noticing is that sexy new angled look that Moto has adopted, something we most recently saw on our exclusive pictures of the XOOM 2.  We also love the side lock switch and of course, how incredibly thin this phone is.

No word on a time frame for release, but are crossing our fingers for the holidays.

Two more pictures after the break.  


Anyone in love?  Thoughts on the RAZR name?

Via:  This is my next

Cheers ddevito!

  • Daniel Maginnis

    camera button! most missed item jumping from my droid 1 to droid 3

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of the LG Dare. I hated that phone…

  • Rmccloskey3

    i saw that this weekend. a drunk verizon rep showed me at a football tailgate. it has “property of motorola..” blah blah etched in the glass. it looked awesome. it was incredibly lightweight and thin. he confirmed it was a 1.2 ghz processor running gingerbread. i don’t know why they would settle for 1.2 ghz, perhaps to make it thin. but i was gonna get the vigor/tbolt2/rezound but I’m waiting to get more info on this. he didn’t know the release date but he did say q4 2011 so I’m guessing it will come out for the holidays

  • Anonymous

    I for one am looking forward to the Droid StarTAC next year…

  • STiK

    Old news. Told you all during the podcast that it was the RAZR.

  • Anonymous

    screw the thinness, I’m in love 🙂

  • John Hall

    YAY! Another phone with all the specifications I want and NO PHYSICAL KEYBOARD. I’m starting to think that I’m the only one that can type 3x as fast on the physical keyboard (and I even have SwipeKey installed). I know Kellex made a reference to this in his DROID 3 review.

  • FanDroid

    LOL I know all too much about this phone and I find all these comments far too amusing!  😉

  • Adam

    Am I the only one to notice that those aren’t blur soft keys?

  • Sporttster

    Most folks are gonna be jumping on the Bionic, Vigor or Prime…where does this leave THIS phone???

    • Anonymous

      6 months down the road…..

  • Ben

    This is definitely the best looking phone Motorola has created in awhile. Loving the new capacitive buttons too, much better than the Blur ones. Motorola UI or not, this phone would definitely be on my shortlist.

    BUT — if it were stock Android I’d have little hesitation at all. I love Motorola’s build quality and this phone definitely seems high-grade. I miss the higher quality feeling of my OG Droid. Here’s to hoping Google’s acquisition of Motorola gives us more stock Android out of Moto, especially on this phone.

  • like the mini lump in the back

  • like the mini lump in the back

  • Bionic

    This is a great looking and sounding device. Needs to come out soon (knowing V it probably won’t). I thought ICS phones weren’t going to have keys below the lcd, but were going to use soft-keys on the display?

  • Motorola can make the thinnest flip phone (2004) so I believe Motorola Droid Razr will have 7 mm thin (rumour). The thinnest smartphone in the world is not Samsung Galaxy S2 and not iPhone 4; the thinnest smartphone in the world is NEC Medias with 7.7 mm thin.

  • Pete

    Imo moto should go with razr touch name instead of droid branding and release it on multiple carriers like they did with original razr. I thnk it will do good.

  • Anonymous


  • Droid RAZR…HELL NO. I owned the RAZR, that thing was crap.

  • Anonymous

    I like the Bionic’s design more.

  • I still want the sholes mockup that looked like the old RAZR.

  • All I really want is a 4G Moto phone from Verizon with a KEYBOARD. Is that so hard? {{>_<}}

    • OGDroidfan69

      I totally agree, I was so disappointed when the Droid3 was only 3G.  I might very well wait until they come out with a Droid4 before upgrading my OG Droid.

  • Anonymous

    Really like the specs on this.  Wasn’t impressed with the original RAZR’s so I could do without the name.

  • TJ Godfrey

    I had just bought the Droid Bionic…But I may have to buy this phone when it is release…

  • Anonymous

    so, it leaks now, they’ll announce it in November for a launch in January, and then it will release in May. Not that it matters, since I’ll be rocking the Prime.

  • Anonymous

    Did you mean it’s not LCD? PenTile is a subpixel pattern/matrix. If it doesn’t say Super AMOLED Plus then it’s probably PenTile. But if it really isn’t PenTile, then that would be awesome!

    • Let’s assume for a sec it is not pentile AMOLED (giving them the benefit of the doubt), it will still be inferior to the Primes 720p AMOLED screen. 720p>qHD. This is starting to feel like HTC as of late, many small revisions of the essentially the same phone.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but TBH, I’d rather have a qHD SAMOLED Plus over a 720p SAMOLED PenTile… Not to mention, the 720p screen is expected to be 4.65 inch.

        • The pixel density should help alleviate the situation. Very rarely do I notice the pentile on my Incredible’s pentile display versus my friends Bionic. If not there is always the Vigor with a true 720p screen, albeit LCD.

          • Anonymous

            True. I’ll just have to wait and see it in person.

          • That’s true too. What ever phone ends up being someone’s favorite, there should be a good selection no matter.

      • Anonymous

        qHD non pentile over 720p pentile any day.  720p on a sub 5″ screen is a pointless gimmick.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or do those buttons on the bottom remind anyone of the Galaxy phones?

  • Andrew

    now just give me a physical keyboard with LTE

  • FanDroid

    This is my next phone! Big fan of the RAZR back then. Big fan of the OG DROID. Currently a proud and happy owner of the DROID X2. I’m gettin’ this!  🙂

  • Kostonkiddo9

    so sexy, cant wait to replace my droid x’s terrible battery life! gave it an awesome run ole DX! you’ll always have a special place in my heart!

  • getting tired of waiting. might just go with the vigor.

  • Anonymous

    This is the first Moto product in a very long time that actually catches my interest & IMO, actually looks half way decent! I’m not a Moto fan of late. For me it’s going to come down to the software and UI. Looks alone won’t sell me this phone!

  • Bobby Perry

    I love the phone, I would most certainly take this over the GSII. Plus its a world phone.

  • Anonymous

    the razr name brings about memories of my friends who had them constantly dropping calls, and never having signal…not a good memory…

  • Anonymous

    i see they brought back that old camera hump

  • Anonymous

    i like motorola’s new buttons, reminds me of samsung but nicer. im not going to expect this phone to be released until about 2012, judging from how long it took for the bionic to be released.

  • Anonymous

    Still waiting for the Droid StarTAC.  They can put a battery on it like the HTC Thunderbolt Extended battery (required accessory to disable Airplane Mode on the TBolt) and it will have that unique StarTAC battery bulge.