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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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIASmS91r4I[/youtube]

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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???

  • 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.

  • Biggieblunted420

    Bleh Verizon when are you going to realize the only thing we care about at the moment is the Samsung nexus prime.

    • Anonymous

      Glad you can speak for EVERYONE by saying “we.” I for one am interested in seeing what both the RAZR and Prime is going to be like before fully deciding.

  • Sp4rxx

    To everyone worried about locked bootloaders, is it really that important to the functionality of the phone?  I’m excited either way, locked or not!  It’s fast and is rumored to have some specs better than (though it hasn’t been officially said yet) the Bionic.

    Why all the fuss?  I mean, yeah it’s nice to have the phone truly be “yours” but either way you can still install stuff on it, still make calls, still stream media …… who cares?

    • Anonymous

      People will cry anyways, only 1% of people root nowadays.

  • Charlie

    I’m still betting on the Xoom 2.  The spyderinvite thing could be just to throw us off.

  • J Dub

    Yawn…wheres the Nexus?

  • Anonymous

    I duno why everyone is not freaking out yet… if this phone comes with Gingerbread, that might mean it will be announced BEFORE ICS… and if this announcement is planned on Oct 18th, then that means the Nexus won’t be announced, at the earliest, on the week of the 27th, which is the rumored LAUNCH date…

    you know, that could mean 3 things for Samsung’s Nexus:
    1) they are doing an announcement+launch; or 
    2) we won’t see the Nexus until November 3rd, when “Bruce Wayne’s father died” (c/o tom flemming).. 
    3) we won’t see ICS + Nexus until THANKSGIVING…

    FUUUUUUUUUUU i cannot wait that much longer, this is so freaking frustrating….

  • According to Engadget when they saved the picture the invite sent the file name was spyderlaunchinvite. So I’m gonna go ahead and say we are planning on seeing a new phone instead of the Xoom 2.

  • and i just got my bionic like 3 weeks ago…

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Moto – I’ve been buying almost every single one of your products since the OG (and even before that).

    Shall I list my grievances?

    1) The Xoom debacle.  No more needs be said.  This morning I woke up and received an email that said something along the lines of “we’re sorry but your upgrade is taking longer than we anticipated.”  I’m not sure what alternate reality you’re living in over there, but this is a great way to alienate pissed off customers.

    2) The DX gingerbread update.  Basically bricked my phone for all the good I could use it for.  Couldn’t txt, couldn’t make calls or receive them.  Hideous.

    3) Insistence on using motoblur.  We. Don’t. Want.

    Galaxy Nexus is for me.  Its true Moto, that you’ve made me so angry that I’m willingly going to go over to Sammy who have just as bad of a track record of updating their devices.

    • Anonymous

      If they would finally unlock their bootloader it would help a great deal. They lost me awhile ago and I will never go back till they do. Too many other good options out there that offer and allow us to enjoy out phones

      • Anonymous

        Keep being a sheep, you are doing good lol.

        • Anonymous

          You obviously have little clue what you speak about. It matters very much. Comparing my D1, D2, DX, and my Thunderbolt. For what I enjoy doing so far the other two didn’t compare to my D1 or the Thunderbolt. Yes the DX had some attention but it was VERY weak for a long time. But for those like you that could care less about development… you are right… any old phone is fine.

          • Anonymous

            You had to admit that you had to delete applications from the droid due to the low ram 256 to be specific lol. Droid x and droid bionic are the best moto droids out of the box.

  • Anonymous

    If they have an unlocked bootloader they may have something.  If not….. Next

  • Anonymous

    I hope it doesn’t get announced on the 18th and then gets released next year in 2012…

  • Kuboo99

    I like that they use the number 42 at one point. Life, the Universe, Everything!

    • Arthur2142

      I caught that too! That’s what the “42” is in my screen name.

  • GotSka81

    Could the 42 just be a joke referencing the answer to the universe according to the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy?  It is show after the “smarter” title…as in it’s so smart it knows the answer to the universe.  Hilarious, moto…

    *crickets*

  • Anonymous

    Until Moto can put a decent camera in to its phones with quick software (which I don’t think it’s ever done), I’ll continue to pass

  • FortitudineVincimus

    that vid totally sucks. does not make me care about this phone in any way.

  • Lmao I love how at the end is that girl biting her lip.  Moto and their subliminal sexual massages.  Oops I mean messages 

    • EC8CH

      “that girl biting her lip”

      I dunno man… that could have been a dude :-O

  • Sarge51rvb

    engadget mentioned that their invite was named “spyderlaunchinvite”

    • EC8CH

      maybe they decided it was too thick to call it the razr?

  • Anonymous

    LOL…”this phone will suck” “it’s Motorola – it will suck” “locked boot loader – it sucks” “its on Verizon – it sucks”  “I’ll wait for the Nexus – this phone sucks”

    Did I miss one? 😛

  • Anonymous

    You can’t even see the thing in the video but it looks amazing?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe smarter is a refrence to ICS. Then again I can not see them jumping the G-Naxx announcement, then again Google does own Moto. Then again its not Moto’s fault that Sammy postponed.
    No matter what I am so glad I waited on the Bionic. THANK YOU DROID-LIFE! Without you I’d be holding the Bionic and be pissed that 2 great phones came out a month or two later.

  • EC8CH

    If it wasn’t for the Galaxy Nexus… I think I’d be all over this phone.

  • MOTOX

    ill take my vigor… 🙂 just don’t see much of a difference between them and personally between the vigor or galaxy nexus either… i don’t need anything over 4.3 inches and i want nfc but can live without it i guess… wonder what smarter means though…we’ll all get ice cream so its not a big deal..

    • Just an honest question, not trying to be snide, but do you think the Vigor will launch with ICS? If not, how long do you think it will take for it to get it? Just some honest questions to consider. If you dont care about ICS, it’s not a big deal. I care about ICS, so its Nexus for me all the way.

      • MOTOX

        you have a good point, maybe a couple months after…2 or 3… couldn’t be that long…you’d think… but i like sense and it has the newest sense so… and as much as ice cream actually looks nice…otherwise i didn’t care for stock much…i can’t hold a 4.6 inch device in my hands, thats just waaayyy to big… 4.3 is big enough for me.. so… depends what you want. Spec-wise though, they are pretty much equal… so i think the vigor with ics and sense is gona be pretty awesome…but no probably won’t launch with ics. 

        • That’s cool, a good response. I have no problem with sense, especially the newer versions, but I am ready for Vanilla Android. I respect your opinion though. Cheers.

  • Anonymous

    Where is Angelface to start trolling?

    • Anonymous

      stfu, saying his name may make him appear. It’s better this way.

      • Anonymous

        Oh my another e-thug…

        • Anonymous

          e-thug.. lol.. it was a joke

          • Anonymous

            Now I’m not mad lol…

    • Azndan4

      oh man I laughed so hard when I saw this

    • Anonymous

      Lol i don’t troll i discuss in here with facts all the time to.

  • so it’s the answer to life the universe and everything? #42

  • OK talk about a rock and hard place.  Got my Nexus S4G sitting here thinkin about how nice it would be to have a Big Red Nexus device.  Got contracts coming up on 11/7 but I think the wife would kill me if I went out and got the new Nexus and the RAZR.  Maybe I will get one and give her the other her OG is getting a little old after all.  The only thing that could make this phone any better is an unlocked bootloader.  Which is why now that there is a Nexus on the way I might finally have to say goodbye to Moto devices.  Again, maybe the wife will like it so I can at least monkey with it a bit.

  • RedOne

    Ok wtf? Nexus, Vigor and RAZR all on the same time frame? What is verizon smoking? Ha

    • I bet you all three of those phone combined don’t sell in the first week what the iphone 4S just sold in 24hrs. 1,000,000 phones sold in 24 hrs and the phone still is 4 days from release. Its not even fair anymore

      • EC8CH

        I know… 

        *pple sells all those phones and their smartphone marketshare stays flat while Android’s continues to rise every single quarter….

        It’s just not fair anymore 🙁

        • EC8CH

          *pple makes more money on their phones that everyone else combined… blah blah blah

          in 3… 2… 1…

        • market share means absolutely nothing. NOTHING at all. market share, which means NOTHING, is the only statistic which Android leads in. now having said that the only way market share has any possible relevance what so ever is in two ways. 

          1) if you make less per device but you sell so many devices that the profits add up to more than your competitors
          2) if the larger market buys enough apps to generate enough revenues for developers to be well paid and drive more and more development for apps for the OS thus providing better 3rd party support than your competitors

          NEITHER of these is happening. Apple crushes, in terms of profits, the major Android manufactures COMBINED. Additionally, the App Store generates more revenus than the Android Market by a 17 to 1 ratio. SEVENTEEN TO ONE. HAHAHA. In all fairness those were the numbers for 2010 so i am sure that ration is probably down to 10 to 1. This is why the iOS apps are higher quality than their Android counterparts. But hey don’t feel bad you guys are winning in market share. Tap Water is also crushing Coca Cola in market share, how’s their stock price doing. So yes you are winning the market share “race” and why wouldn’t you be? They literally give Android phones away. The only iOS phone you can get for free is 3 years old. Trollololololol

          • literofcola

            stats or it never happened

          • that is why god invented google, use it. 

          • EC8CH

            “market share means absolutely nothing”… to the fanboy who’s phone isn’t gaining any.
            (well it probably did when *pple was leading in it, but not anymore)

            I know this may be hard for a fapplyboy who use’s *pple’s profit margins to justify the superiority of his phone to comprehend… but sometimes marketshare is more important than profit margins.

          • Madcow06

            If it was the other way around you would be saying that profits mean nothing and market share is EVERYTHING. It’s so obvious it’s sad.

          • Nope, i would never say market share means anything because it doesn’t. Unless it is under the scenarios that i listed above it means jack. The only things that matter in a smartphone “war” is developer support and profits of the company making the phone. These two factors drive advancement and improve user experience. The fact that nokia had the largest market share for years and years meant nothing and look where nokia is right now. 

        • literofcola

          I saw the epitome of an i*hone user, Friday on the elevator at work.  A dude walked onto the elevator with some chick and were already in mid-conversation. His comment to her verbatim was: “I’m gonna get the i*hone 4s….don’t know why…I just am.”

          As long as there are mindless consumers out there, i*hone will always have great sales.

      • Madcow06

        Maybe that’s because the 4S is being sold on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The three that your referring to will only be sold on Verizon, so yeah nice comparison.

      • Anonymous

        That device sucks

  • Anonymous

    Is this phone headed to Europe? If the launch announcement is going down in the US, why is the date written as 18.10.11?

  • Anonymous

    Soooo…is Samsung ever going to reschedule the Prime announcement or are we just going to pretend like none of that ever happened?

    • Anonymous

      honestly, now that this announcement is happening, a 10/17 Google/Samsung event wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    • Anonymous

      Nexus will be out in January.

  • Anonymous

    BFD.  Moto is so yesterday until they get the UI right.

    • Jason Purp

      I agree. I’m fed up with them.

      • babadush

        I agree. Ever since I replaced my OG with a rooted and rommed thunderbolt its hard for me to back pedal. This phone doesn’t have a HD screen but has a HD front facing camera lol. Bfd

  • Dave

    Yeah the video seems like it’s hinting at the RAZR…interesting and so soon after the Bionic (relatively speaking)?

  • Anonymous

    Do we know what version of Android it will be running?

    • Anonymous

      Gb

  • Blurred!  

    • Anonymous

      I’m liking your comment because of your name!!! Who is….

  • Anonymous

    How do we know this isn’t the Xoom 2?

    • Jason Purp

      Damn, good point. Uh oh.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure there is a razor in the video, isn’t there?

      • Jason Purp

        Kelly, P3 leaked the audio and wallpapers from the Nexus. Thought you should know.

        • Anonymous

          Who is Kelly? 😛

          • Anonymous

            Sexy Kelly! :-0

          • Anonymous

            No, it’s Kinky Kelly and the Sexy Stud!! 

          • Anonymous

            hahaha

        • Anonymous

          Lol

      • Anonymous

        …and bullets, and tachometers, and paper planes and planets, and quarters, and shoes and the number 42? oh my! :p

        I suppose, but I can’t my head around a very public fiasco DROID line phone replacing a DROID line phone 40 days after launch. And unless it has ICS, which I doubt, how is it smarter or stronger? 

        Maybe that’s what the 42 means, hey we killed the Bionic in 42 days, ha.

        • Anonymous

          Won’t have ICS at launch to my knowledge. And yeah, it looks incredibly bad coming just a month or two after the Bionic.

          • Anonymous

            Well since the flyer name is Spyder clearly this is correct. I think it shows Moto is panicking, with underwhelming Bionic sales and afraid of iPhone 4S and and the Nexus this is being pushed out the door now ( I knew it was to be a holiday phone…)

          • Anonymous

            It might look bad but I think it was inevitable. The Bionic was a sought after phone for months upon months so they had to release it no matter how late. So now their timetable is all screwed up… the bionic comes out and on the actual time table the Razar(sp?) was supposed to be coming out now. Rather then push back their entire line they are just releasing it. It sucks for all those who jumped on the Bionic wagon but oh well.

          • EC8CH

            They should delay it just long enough to get ICS on it.  That way it won’t look instantly outdated next to the buttonless phones.

            But what do I care… I’m getting the Nexus 🙂

          • Anonymous

            It will still have buttons tho that would require a redesign.

          • EC8CH

            you’re right… best to just wait for the RAZR 2 if you want this phone 😛

          • Anonymous

            Locking bootloaders looks bad too but moto keeps doing it.

          • KG

            There’s gotta be more to this that we are not aware about.  Think about it.. Verizon passed on SGSII so that they don’t cannibalize all of the sales with the launch of Galaxy Nexus two months later.  Why would they allow this to happen with a Motorola phone?

        • Stephen

          Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy – 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything…haha

          • Anonymous

            I know, I guess I should use the /s more often…

        • Anonymous

          No. 42 is the answer to the ultimate question. Life, the universe & everything.   :]
          I replied to zepfloyd before I got to Stephens response. LOL

      • Tyczj

        not only that, they show a quck frame with the moto logo on carbon fiber then the very next frame is a kevlar vest

      • FortitudineVincimus

        I didn’t see the razor at the 14 sec mark, but I felt my yawn at the 17 sec mark

    • I agree, here is their new facebook post:

      Our next big innovation is coming. Four reasons to get excited: Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger. http://moto.ly/4reasons

      Sounds like a quad-core Xoom 2 to me.

  • Gottheguds112

    Why is the 18th a Tuesday? No VZW branding?

    • Anonymous

      The 18th is a Tuesday because this will be the 291st rotation of the earth in this trip around the sun, making it October 18th according to our calendar. Due to the rotation of days of the week, with 2011 starting on a Saturday this date falls on a Tuesday.

      • Gottheguds112

        Hah, nice. Verizon releases products on Thursdays usually. The updates weren’t yet posted when I did. Let’s not get too excited about this just now.

        • Anonymous

          Announcements (usually) come on Tuesdays, which is what this is. I’m sure the release will be on a Thursday.

  • You can have this, I’ll take my Nexus Prime any day over a Motorola product. Thank you very much

  • It’s nice to see some great hardware, but I am still undecided.  So much is yet to be revealed.  The next three weeks will be very busy for Kellex.  Ugh…  This new every two is burning a hole in my pocket!!!  My hopes are high for the Nexus.

  • Daniel Archibald33

    It wont be stock. It will be running Ultra Razor Blur Mark 5 version 2.3.4.5.6.7.8 and will be able to control your mind

    • Anonymous

      You need to read more post before you can post in the discussion. You are clueless.

  • Jason Purp

    Never expected this to happen so soon.

    By the way, P3Droid has released the wallpapers and audio files from the Prime. Check it out.

    • Jason Purp

      Wait, why is the date format the way of the UK and not US?

      • Benjamin Landwehr

        Lots of people use that format nowadays.

        • Jason Purp

          Never noticed

    • Anonymous

      It might be the Prime’s fault that this is coming out so soon. Once the Prime is out, this phone instantly looks second-tier due to the fact that it runs Android 2.3 with hardware buttons. A few weeks on top is better than none, right?

      • Jason Purp

        I suppose. But still. It just seems dumb to me to have a top-tier phone for only a few weeks and then drop in sales dramatically. I dunno. I’m tired so I can’t think straight. lol

        • EC8CH

          “I’m tired so I can’t think straight.”

          know is the perfect time to try and understand why Moto does what they do!

          • Jason Purp

            lol’d

          • Anonymous

            Give us good products 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Unless this releases right away if the prime comes out Nov 3 that gives it like a week on top if that.

    • Mike Majewski

      And he destroyed the wallpapers by putting his watermark on ’em.

  • Anonymous

    So Oct 18 and it hasn’t passed through fcc yet?

    • Anonymous

      They will just be announcing it. It won’t be available on the 18th.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Moto, It’s me, reality. Just stopping in to let you know that Samsung is releasing a Nexus device on VZW later this year, and well, here you are trying to release a device that is probably going to be almost exactly like the Bionic. You know, the month old phone that had horrible battery life and major data Connectivity issues? Anyway, if you have plans of selling this phone with a Throwback name like the “RAZR”, may I suggest something? How about unlocking it like your “trusted” CEO Sanjay said the company was going to do to all of its future releases. But hey, who am I….silly ‘ole reality.

    • Jason Purp

      This phone is gonna have off-screen buttons as well. That’s outdated if I’ve ever seen it. lololol

      • EC8CH

        Agree… it may be just a minor thing, but I’m kind of hung up on all these new phones with physical buttons knowing ICS will be making them obsolete.

        • They won’t be obsolete.  Phones with physical buttons will still be able to use them just the same with ICS.

          • EC8CH

            They will just “look” obsolete 😛

    • EC8CH

      Sorry Reality… Moto’s been blocking you calls for a couple years now.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think connectivity issues are the phones.  I think it’s the network. There are times everything is fine then all of a sudden many of us are having the same issues.  Then it’s fine again…. I think Verizon still needs to get their 4g network working properly all the time. 

    • Jmj3783

      horrible battery life? I get about 12 hours of use and I am pushing my email, and I have lost my 4G connection twice since phones release. Not to alter your view on reality but…….

    • Anonymous

      Why are you still crying?

      • Anonymous

        I’m not crying. I don’t buy moto products and I’m fine with that

        • Anonymous

          You seem very upset.

  • Billy Jenkins

    This may be the phone that will make the Bionic outdated. After only a few months of being released. I wouldn’t be surprised. Its around the time when something like this usually happens

    • Anonymous

      It will be better, but will not make the bionic look outdated. I feel you are outdated lol

  • Anonymous

     locked up tight, tho, right? my cash goes to Sammy then for the Prime.

  • The Cryonic was released so uninformed buyers would help recover some of the cost.  Cryonic owners knew they were buying an outdated, subpar phone to begin with.  The same goes for the iPhone 4s adopters.  If you are buying a high end phone and looking at anything other than Prime, Vigor, or RAZR, you are looking at something less than high end,

  • Anonymous

    nexus prime. done.

  • Anonymous

    is this supposed to be qHD or 720p. Can’t remember.

    • Anonymous

      qHD but a better screen tech than what the Bionic and other 2011 Moto devices have.

      • Anonymous

        That isn’t saying much with the quality of screens moto chooses.

  • Tabe

    It blows my mind that they’d release this so close to the Bionic’s release. Crazy..

  • Anonymous

    WHO SAW THAT RAZOR (RAZR) IN THE VIDEO?

  • Anonymous

    If this is stock I want it now!

    • Johnny

      Hahaha moto…..stock….vzw….that’s pretty funny, oh and good luck getting ics on that before 2013.

      • Anonymous

        No, No, you are confused.  This isn’t a Samsung, Motorola actually updates their top end devices.

  • Van Hicks, Jr

    If it’s got a locked bootloader, then no thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Another sheep.

  • Anonymous

    o ooo. here come the Bionic owners…

    • EC8CH

      Go figure…

      A phone that’s delayed for over half a year is quickly replaced… who woulda thought???

      • Anonymous

        This will top the nexus, i keep telling people, but they don’t listen.

        • EC8CH

          If by “top” you mean come out with a lower res screen, older version of Android, a thicker profile, locked down bootloader, and a blurred up OS…

          then yeah it’ll probably “top” the Nexus.

          • Anonymous

            The nexus will have a better display that’s about it. This one will definitely have a better build quality, radios, call quality, it won’t be vanilla but who cares, it is boring anyways. The razor will have led notification 🙂 lastly, it will be as thin as the nexus.

          • EC8CH

            Razr looks like a great phone, and if it wasn’t for the Nexus I’d be all over it.

            I’m curious to feel both of them in hand.

          • Anonymous

            I know if the nexus has the colors saturation the way it suppose to look, it will be hard to choice. There is something about moto’s build and sound quality that no other devices can top it off.

          • EC8CH

            for me it would be a closer race if the Razr was released with ICS.  The physical buttons are one thing that can’t be removed when the OS is updated.  They would hang along as a reminder for 2 years that my phone was released pre-ICS.

          • Anonymous

            I like the 4 buttons better. The one button reminds me of the iphone. Moto makes better products than htc and sammy.

          • Anonymous

            personally, i’d rather have access to 100% of my screen than 95% of it(or however much of the screen the buttons take up)…

          • EC8CH

            which is what makes ICS great.  When it’s appropriate (watching videos, etc) the real estate on the front of your phone is all screen instead of the buttons wasting space.

          • IntlGrizzly

            yes, but manufacturers need to get it together and make much much smaller bezels now. The bezel on the Galaxy Nexus is bigger than I was hoping to would be. That’s my only complaint about the G Nexus. And yes the RAZR is definitely going to deserve some attention. 

          • Anonymous

            i guess my question is then…whats the point? why cause your phone to have to work harder than it already does to show videos? i’d rather have the off screen buttons, full screen availability, and just be able to switch to video, without the phone having to take away the on screen buttons than that…

          • EC8CH

            Now you’ve lost me. ICS lets you use the maximum amount of the front of your phone for full screen playback… this doesn’t make your phone work any harder, its just more efficient use of space.

          • Anonymous

            so the phone doesnt have to work to make the “buttons” disappear for video and games and then bring them back when you’re done?

          • mons

            They’re icons on the screen.  The screen changes all the time.  I don’t see why this would excessively demanding.

          • Anonymous

            where did i say it would be excessively demanding? i just said it would have to make the disappear and then stretch the sc…wait, that would be excessive…it would have to make them disappear and then stretch the screen(unless i’m mis-understanding and the area where the “buttons” are is usable) and then when you were done with said movie/game it would have to compress the screen and add the buttons back in

          • Johnny

            Yeah she said that.

          • Anonymous

            Who cares about vanilla? People who don’t like blur and the bugs and performance issues it brings.  And an older version of Android that may (empasis on may) be updated by the time the next, next version of Android comes out.

          • Anonymous

            Moto do not use blur anymore.

          • Ben

            Is there really supposed to be Blur on this device? I haven’t heard anything about this… the pictures that we have of the device actually on show it as the “DROID HD,” albeit making the shots outdated, they clearly showed a vanilla version of Android.

            Without a doubt this phone should top Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus in terms of build quality. Also, I like the more distinct design that Motorola has put forth with this phone. Maybe the Nexus will change my opinion but for now, the RAZR tops my list…

          • EC8CH

            I would be shocked if it didn’t have blur

          • Vaporware

            If the Razr has true RGB @ qHD rez it will still look better than Samsungs 720p PenTile display. Not to mention if the Razr has ips or the like the colors will look way better than the overblown colors on the SAMOLED screens. Either way I will most definitely take the better build quality (as the Galaxy S II Nexus will probably be Samsung famous cheap plastic), better radios, better call quality, and better gps that the Razr will have. With second init it wont even matter if the Razr is locked up. Either way its all up in the air until we have confirmed specs anyway. One thing is for sure, with the Vigor, Galaxy S II Nexus, and the Razr its a good time to be with VZW.

          • EC8CH

            I agree with that last sentence… something for every android user!

          • EC8CH

            Sammy pentile is not the same as moto pentile.

    • HDDroid

      Wow, nice going on Moto’s part- it seems like they jumped on the Sammy Prime delay to get one of their next beasts out.  I may opt for this phone if no announcement by Sammy is made before the 18th.
      By the way, did no one notice the Bullet in the video???:
      http://www.droid-life.com/2011/04/22/rumor-motorola-prepares-the-jet-and-bullet-as-its-first-tegra-3-devices-headed-for-q1-2012/ 

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus is NOT delayed. Just the announcement.

        • Anonymous

          Yuuuuuuuuuup

        • HDDroid

          Correct, my apologies.  Also, does this phone remind anyone else of the LG Dare?  That was my last feature phone (a good one too), before upgrading to my current OG Droid.

          • Anonymous

            Had a dare before my Droid, i remember flashing SWF games on the device, pretending I had a sweet phone…

          • Anonymous

            Lg was top dog in Verizon, when the the voyager came out.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          Is this what your 50% of the time right “trusted sources” told you 😉

          • Billyrouth2000

            Kellex is right almost 100%4$ of the time. Go troll somewhere else

          • Half the time they are 100% right all every time.

          • Anonymous

            Go back to alaska stupid troll. Kellex is right 99% of the time.

        • Anonymous

          I’m sure thats right but I wish they would give us a new announcement date already or somethin, I’m fiendin, need my prime fix baaaaaad

        • Anonymous

          Kellex, not to Hijack this post, since we are on the subject of the Nexus….the images that leaked out last Friday had the baseband of I9250, is that a coincidence? or what was shown is the GT-I9250 that passed the FCC over the weekend? I wonder if we will be looking at 2 different devices, I mean aesthetically. 

        • So it is going to be released the same day if would have had it been announced on the first date?

        • Matthew Galyon

          So….guessing that they’re not going to announce it the same day as this Moto event, and if they want to keep the announcement on a Tuesday that means they’ll be announcing it on Oct 27th?  Available the same day they are announcing it?

      • Anonymous

        How does that make sense.  If this thing is locked down tight (which it will be) you will be stuck with it for 2 years.

        • Mctypething

          u mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            Of course I am!  I want all these new phones to hurry and come out!

          • Hey…
            Hey…
            u mad bro?
            Did someone already type this?!  NO WAY!

          • Azndan4

            “U mad bro?” is so played out.  Can you come up with something more original and less trendy?

          • Mctypething

            why? u mad bro?

        • Anonymous

          Motorola said they would unlock all devices into November. We should all bite our tongues until December (and then scream bloody murder).

          • Anonymous

            It does not matter if they do. Most people do not care about that.

        • Anonymous

          Who cares about that anymore.

          • Anonymous

            Many that are interested in development. But those that just want a phone don’t need to worry about it.

          • Anonymous

            Yea i agree, that’s why I don’t care about lock or unlock bootloader.

        • Anonymous

          Let the anger out of your system in another post.

      • KrsWon

        A keyboard version of the hd…. with replacing the bionic so quickly, moto night not have a problem replacing the d3 with the “jet”. Yay, a 4g phone more future proof phone than the stratosphere.

        And let’s not forget, the bionic isn’t “new”, it was supposed to be out in the Q1. Moto actually took there time for quality and got most of the bugs out. Xoom owners do have a gripe though.

        And since the rumors about the spyder/hd/razr have been out since early this year let’s hope they have been working on it just as long getting the bugs out also, for a quick release.

        • KrsWon

          Also this could very well be the “not the right timing” reason for the nexus announcement delay. As Googarola may not have wanted to release a “superphone” with gingerbread after an ICS phone release. Politely asking Sammy to hold off. It has never been official that it was because of the funeral.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you, the bionic was supposed to be out by April. Moto made the device better and people still crying about it. Let’s see what they will say about this puppy.

      • Anonymous

        And also the Jet…

      • Anonymous

        I assume that means “faster than a speeding bullet”

    • SKINNI

      Glad i got my BIONIC from BB with Platinum Rewards! 45 return policy will be used for either this or the Nexus!!!

      • Anonymous

        You are very lucky.  There are many who are stuck with their Bionics that got excited and jumped too soon. (I’m not knocking the phone for all those that have it)

        • SKINNI

          I kinda thought this might happen. Didnt expect it to be this soon though from Moto. Kinda crappy on their part but its business & doesnt take away from the BIONIC. Its still a great phone & doesnt turn to a flip phone just because something better drops. Its just not the big dog like theyve advertised for a month. Short live the King LOL!!!

      • gotcha

        worked for pos BB mobile … you only have 30 days to return phones even with ur platinum status (lolz) and must be in “new in box” condition with screen cover sticker and all that crap or they will only replace with the same model due to a defect in the product hardware/software u can display to them   best of luck

        • Anonymous

          Uh oh…

        • SKINNI

          Well my 30 day mark is 16 OCT so guess im still good. My boy is the manager so i see no issue with the return. Worse case scenario, I use my other available upgrade & get a new phone & have to sell the BIONIC. Thatll get me more than i paid for the BIONIC ($200 Radioshack pricematch) so no complaints. It only means i wont have another upgrade available until March which is the earliest i expect to want another phone anyway. 4 lines on the account & im the only one that really uses them so im good

      • Anonymous

        The bionic is fine. Don’t be a sheep, im getting this one because I use 2 devices.

        • SKINNI

          Not a sheep by any means. I like the new stuff & have the upgrades. I usually upgrade 3-4 times a year. Wasnt really over excited after i got the BIONIC but like it a bit better than my Charge. 20X’s better than TBolt. This “RAZR” should be better with the new screen but my eye is on the Galaxy……. For now….

          • Anonymous

            That will be a good device too. I will get it if they fix some things I don’t like about the device.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        u retarded bro?

        • Anonymous

          I am embarrassed for everyone who types this other than Mctypething anymore.

          • Mctypething

            u embarassed bro?

          • Anonymous

            LOL   Yes bro…

    • Anonymous

      Can you blame us? Moto must think us suckers. :/

  • Jaydee56

    NIce phone