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Motorola and Verizon Tease “Next” Line of Products, DROID RAZR Announcement Incoming October 18

Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger. 10.18.2011. If those clues from the video weren’t enough to lead you to believe the DROID RAZR is up next and about to be announced by Motorola and Verizon, then maybe the actual razor cutting through things was.

Rumored all of the place in the last month and once known as the DROID HD, the RAZR marks the return of one of Moto’s most successful brands only this time sporting Android. Rumored to have kevlar and Gorilla Glass as just a couple of its materials, we now know what “stronger” means. Thin we knew from the leaked shots of it back in early August. Faster we get from its 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity. Smarter could mean a variety of things.  

The phone is already in Verizon’s Cellebrite system, something that usually indicates a semi-soon arrival.

Update:  Press invites are going out for a 10/18 event with both VZW and Motorola.

Update 2:  We shouldn’t be so closed-minded to the idea that this is the next generation of XOOM devices. The razor in the teaser along with the kevlar vest allowed us to jump to the idea of it being this phone rather than a tablet. Could be both though!

Update 3:  Moto’s Facebook page is talking about the event as if it is going to be just one product – “Our next big innovation is coming.”

Update 4:  The press image was named “Spyder” – a name we first reported months ago. DROID RAZR incoming.

All I know, is this phone looks amazing.

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Cheers Mark!

  • Anonymous

    I really hate that the manufacturers feel the need to be so secretive regarding the specs and form factor. All this does it make it more difficult for the consumers to make the choice , ” should I get the one that’s coming out next week or should I wait to see what’s being announced by Motorola in two weeks?”. This either perpetuates into one never getting a new phone or Motorola/Whomever missing on a sale in two weeks cuz the consumers were not informed soon enough and decided on getting the new Samsung/Whomever phone that was announced today. It just frustrates me.

  • Anonymous

    Could faster mean LTE? I hope so!

  • AJ

    I like this phone i just dont like its shape

  • Anonymous

    It’ll definitely release with 2.3, but I can see a (probably late) update to ICS though. Same goes for the Bionic.

  • Guest

    Any release date info? 

  • Anonymous

    This is the rumored 1.8ghz beast, with 12mp camera, 1.5gb RAM, and a Kevlar infused rear shell?  Maybe….

  • Anonymous

    DROID RAZR will probably be nice, but with the same old Blur and same old locked bootloader, meh. Just joins the pile. Hoping the rumors of this ditching a PenTile display are true, that gives me something to care about at least.

  • Anonymous

    my best friend’s mom makes $78 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7587 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here HardRich.com

  • RW-1

    The next big innovation would be an ear reduction for Jha …

  • Alexander Garcia

    Now I may be in the minority here but, this device actually entices me much moreso than the upcoming Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus or Droid Nexus or Droid Prime or whatever the f..k they’re gonna call it. Being a huge fan and follower of Moto may have something to do with it.

    • Lgreg64

      i am with you. but i will wait to see all my choice.

  • Anonymous

    this phone is ugly garbage just like all moto phones. i dont want shitty blur again. would much rather have a prime or vigor.

    • Anonymous

      What are you doing here then idiot

      • Anonymous

        i laughed when i got the email that you replied to this.. js

        • Anonymous

          That’s good :) i am laughing at your reply now.

    • Lgreg64

      ok

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on moto, this will be the device of the year. This thing is gorgeous.

  • Ian Wilson

    I have a question for anyone on here that can help me. My Bionic has a dead pixel, and I’m absolutely going to return it because I didn’t pay $300 to see a white speck in the middle of the screen. Is there any possibility that I can wait til this phone is released and use it as a reason to exchange? Frankly, I’m pissed that Motorola is releasing a better product so soon after the Bionic’s release, though I can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Lgreg64

      Moto has a schedule they are following and just because the Bionic was delayed they are going to keep to the schedule and release the Razr.

      • Ian Wilson

        I understand that. I’m happy this phone wasn’t overhyped forever before official news was released. But I need to have this phone and not be stuck with a Bionic just because I didn’t know to wait 1 more month

        • Lgreg64

          i know i was looking at the Bionic now i am waiting to see the Razr. if i where you i would call VZW and see how long you have before you can return your phone. if you have to return it for now and wait to see if the Razr is all i hope it is.

  • Morpheus282

    I love that the images after “smarter” included the number 42.  Somebody in Motorola must be a Hitchhiker’s Guide fan.

  • Anonymous

    Droid RAZR or Galaxy Nexus?

    Opinions?

    • Lgreg64

      wait and see which one works for you. there is no one phone fit all.

  • http://profiles.google.com/failjoh Johnathan Fail

    ICS or bust.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone here know what the “42″ in the ‘smarter’ section of e video is supposed to mean?

    • Flan_TD

      its the answer to life, universe and everything… But if you didn’t know that then DONT PANIC.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, got it! HH Guide ref.

  • Bear0013

    This is a lil disappointing …truthfully what was the point of the bionic….I played with and actually really liked it but I couldn’t get over the screen…but to already have a better device coming out ..by moto… is …well ill let you fill that one in lol

  • Anonymous

    Is there any info on if Moto is ditching the pentile screen on this? Blah blah blah I know some of you don’t notice it but I did on the Bionic. That’s a deal breaker for me.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Ye they did

  • Bionicman

    considering all the bugs that the BIONIC has, I’m EXTREMELY cautious about jumping the gun on this phone. I’d like to see some official specs for the new Nexus phone but for now I’m going to hold off on this one. For me to even be remotely interested, the Droid Razr would have to have amazing specs vs the Nexus. Still, I do like the fact that Verizon is pushing out powerful Android phones. More choices are great!

    • Anonymous

      What bugs affected you so far? I remember the list a week back, but the only bugs I see day to day are the low memory issue in LapDock mode (read: firefox RAM management), and the camera not working in lapdock mode. The USB issues are fake, as I have used Sammy, HTC, and Moto USB to charge, and there were a couple other fake ones.

  • Guest

    Motorola + Verizon = FAIL. Original Droid is the best thing Motorola’s done with Verizon. They’ve been mediocre at best since then.

    • Anonymous

      The best droid moto devices are droid x and the bionic so far. I bet you struggled so much with your 256 of ram in your droid. You are a tool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    Damn…hopefully the release date is not that far off from the nexus….im tired of waiting and will be making the jump to something soon.

  • Anonymous

    This is so cool. Motorola is coming out with some really cool stuff.

  • cgh

    Did anyone notice the bullet?

    Motorola Bullet, any chance? (:

    • Anonymous

      i didn’t realize moto was making adult toys now, too. jeez, how far did they spin off of the old company?

  • Anonymous

    Get this if you like buttons, Prime if you don’t.

  • ChocoTaco369

    This is hard for me.  I’ve always been a huge fan of Motorola.  Say what you will about their software and their design, but in terms of durability, reception and call quality, they’ve always been head and shoulders above the likes of LG, Samsung and HTC, so I’ve always waited out for their products.  I really like the Nexus Prime and I REALLY want a vanilla Android device, but this new Droid HD gives me pause for thought.  I’m so conflicted…if this thing has vanilla Android on it, the Samsung wouldn’t stand a chance, but what are the chances of that?  About the same as getting bit by a meteor I suspect.

    • Anonymous

      Vanilla is so boring, the only thing the nexus has over this is ics and a better display. Hd will top the nexus in all the other features and functionality.

  • Anonymous

    I am thinking I will pass on this phone.  Given that Motorola can’t pull off a phone update lately without it totally messing up a phone concerns me.  The only part of the next Bionic update I am sure that will work perfectly is the part that will “fix” the latest root exploit.  Just not feeling Moto anymore.  Hopefully things will turn around, but who knows.  

    • babadush

      As I tell people. They’ve become the Apple of android.

      • Anonymous

        How so?

        • babadush

          Locked bootloaders. Push updates to keep people from rooting. Falling behind in specs. Trying to control the experience. That’s just my view

          • Anonymous

            GS2 bootloader locked? I don’t think they are falling behind in specs, bionic has very good specs. and a 3rd party launcher can change the experience

          • babadush

            I’m talking about Motorola specifically. The razr according to androidand me doesn’t come with an HD screen.

          • Anonymous

            I hate the qHD screens, I want my next phone to be 720p 

          • babadush

            It seems to me Motorola is going in more of an anti open source direction. That’s what I meant by the apple of android

  • Anonymous

    That spinning GEM at the 22 second mark of the video makes me think @cvpcs:disqus has something to do with this.  Boy i miss Sapphire ROM for my OG..

    • EC8CH

      those were the days my friend :-)

  • Mrhug3

    I am completely aware of how fast technology is moving these days. But, my Bionic is only 1 month old….

    • Anonymous

      agreed. I think Moto released the Bionic just to say they did. If they had a better phone a month beyond then tell me about it. Otherwise I feel like a sucker.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t be a sheep, stay with your bionic. It is future proof as it is the nexus droid razor. The bugs that some Bionic users are experiencing are software issues not hardware.

  • Guest345

    Where’s Michael Forte at???

  • http://www.techefficacy.com JD

    Motorola needs to release another business oriented phone (ala Droid Pro) on VZW not another touch screen only phone with crappy specs; especially considering the slew of next gen phones launching later in October and November.