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DROID RAZR Revealed Early from Teaser Site

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We talked earlier this morning about Moto’s new teaser site from the DROID RAZR that will slowly be revealed up until launch. Well, we discovered the image early…spoiler alert? It matches up to all of the previous leaks we have seen over the last couple of weeks meaning:  it’s ultra thin, has 4G LTE, will be on Verizon, side lock switch, and comes with that spicy kevlar backing. Oh, and how about that new DROID eye?

Excited as we are for tomorrow?

  • [email protected]

    Really liking this …but its no dinara..patient droid fans know that this is a peak of whats to come …waiting…

  • This does look awesome but what does it have that the Droid Bionic doesn’t?

  • Anonymous

    Looks sharp.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the battery? Don’t get me wrong, this thing looks awesome but unless there have been major advancements in battery tech that only Moto knows about I just don’t see how an LTE smartphone that thin is possible.

  • Anonymous

    Looks a bit like a thinner Droid X, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  And if they’re willing to stamp the RAZR name on it, I think Moto will be in for the long haul.  My X has been a great phone, and Moto builds a solid product.  Still, the Nexus is looking good, too.  Will need to see both in person to make a decision.

  • Jason.DROID

    Looks like a Droid X3 … just sayin.

  • Entertheratking

    “I feel like I’m gonna break this damn thing.” -Will Smith

  • Anonymous

    That really looks like its gonna be good. I mean like seriously.

    Privacy-Net.tk

  • Stock Android, NFC, ICS relatively soon, better camera, and I’m sold.

    I want a REAL successor to my OG D1. I want a Premier LTE Dual Core Slider.

  • Djstar2k2

    build a pure vanilla android with a keyboard and they will buy…..(in my mystical voice lol)

  • Anonymous

    The end race to my phone upgrade is almost here……DROID RAZR, DROID PRIME, HTC TITAN, DROID INCREDIBLE HD are in the Final Four…….iPhone 4S disqualified as zero improvements and everyone and their grandmother owning one = Uncool.

  • Anonymous

    I’m excited that Motorola is bringing back the RAZR name and I’m excited that Motorola is making a thin phone again, and the non Pentile display will be nice.

    But Blur and bootloader=meh. Everyone knows the script already.

  • jbonics

    Hey look they were able to make it out of 90% droid X scraps. Just like the X2. Sweet. No solar charging of quad for no go. If you buy the prime your going to be pissed a month later.

  • engineerGA

    This looks really nice.  My wife just dropped her Droid 2 (again), and it shut off.  I thought that was the end of it after a series of abusive drops from carelessness.  Nope, it powered right back on and kept on ticking.  I think if it had a Kevlar back, it would be two times as bulletproof.

    I use an HTC phone, but I have lots of respect for the build quality of Moto phones after seeing this one go through the rounds.  I will seriously consider this phone for my next one.  It looks sweet.

  • Guttatae22

    With the luck I had with this bullshit thunderbolt I’m liking this phone more and more

  • Looks like what the Droid X2 should have been.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit that even though I’m set on the Nexus Prime, this phone does look quite physically appealing. While a little similar to a DX, the front looks way better. Hopefully they are optimizing the software. I’m biased though. Like so many others I’m ga-ga over the Prime. Should be a fun couple weeks!

  • Bionic

    Maybe im in the minority but i think this phone looks really good

  • optimus prime

    Just looks like another driod x. Lame, HTC is the way to go

    • Anonymous

      So, I’d take the Droid X over any one of HTC’s amorphous blobs.

    • Bionic

      LOL, fail

  • rustydustydirtydingy

    Ill buy that sweet piece of moto as long as it fits in my Dx docks.it looks quite similar in design. And the eye is sweet looking .

    • Bionic

      I dont think the usb port would line up right for your docks

  • guest01

    DNW if locked down.

  • Bear0013

    Maybe its So thin cause its a 4g60 only phone? …… im not sure but the others have 2 radios right now that it has that sim card it need both to operate on 3ga and 4a g…that would be interesting ……but I doubt it

    • Bear0013

      There’s a bunch of spelling errors in there ..sorry

  • tjmonkey15

    Capacitive buttons are soooo last Android build.

    • Bionic

      so?

  • Obi_Shwan

    I actually like it. 

  • PRT940

    That is one sexy F-ing phone…

  • Anonymous

    Kevlar won’t save this phone from HTC Vigor.

    • Anonymous

      Why, the Bionic has the Vigor beat in every category right now. The 1.2 GHz OMAP 4 will absolutely wipe the floor with the Vigor’s ancient A8 snapdragon.

    • Bionic

      UMMM, havent you noticed that NO ONE talks about the vigor anymore?  It seems to have dissapeared.  Besides, ill take moto hardware over HTC any day.  

      • Anonymous

        No one talks about the Vigor? you mean you don’t want to talk about the Vigor. Go enjoy your locked bootloaders and pentile screens

    • Anonymous

      The Rezound is a slightly updated Sensation with a stupid name and typical boring HTC design, unimpressive.

  • Davidukfl

    isn’t that carbon fiber?

  • Ufcjeff

    still deciding nexus or razr leaning toward  nexus  anyone heard anyhing on the motorola dinara?

    • Bionic

      From what i know the dinara is for ATT only

  • IS THAT A DEDICATED CAMERA BUTTON ABOVE THE VOLUME ROCKER?!?

    HOLY JESUS

    • Drew

      No, it’s the lock button

    • tjmonkey15

      Ha!  If only.

  • O.K now, that is one cool looking phone! Should have a solid build coming from Moto. I still think the next Nexus is going to be the phone to beat though.

    • Bionic

      Probably,  But there are many people layal to motorola, like me.  This phone is a nice alternative for those who dont want to make the jump to samsung.  I have no problem with sammy but moto has never failed me.  

  • Mike808
  • Drew

    Everyone is crying about the hump on Moto phones but look at the hideous bump on the G-Nex render. Hopefully the two devices will be released around the same time because until I can test both in hand it’s gonna be a hard decision.

    • LiterofCola

      The slight hump, on the gnex looks no where near as bad as this hump

      • Drew

        I beg to differ but we really can’t come to a conclusion until we can actually use the devices. I personally think the Razr hump fits with the design a lot better then the one on the G-Nex. My best friend is a dev so I’m kinda leaning their because I know he will be doing some great things when the Nexus drops. I’m 60/40 at this point leaning to the Nex but until I can actually use it I can’t say for sure I’m getting it.

        • LiterofCola

          I’m curious to see them side by side (in hand)  But regardless, I’m still leaning towards the GNex, unless somehow (and I doubt it) this phone performs better

  • Billy Thompson

    Oh look – its what the Bionic should have been!  I see what they did!

  • Sean333

    What’s with the buttons on this thing…. thought ICS was supposed to have on screen controls?… maybe they couldn’t incorperate it into the skin formerly known as Blur…

    • tjmonkey15

      I thought this phone was launching with gingerbread.  Which would explain the buttons.  Not 100% sure though.  Guess we’ll find out soon though.

  • SSmith

    Who here thinks it looks kinda like it qualifies for a DROID X3? I mean look at the back from the pic above, the camera area, the side picture also shows that as well…

  • Bxrider117

    IIt looks like a thinner Droid X. It should be a worthy opponent to the Samsung Nexus. The question will be who gets released 1st?

    • Anonymous

      It really doesn’t matter how good it is unless it’s unlocked.

  • Anonymous

    You would think a phone that is picking up the mantle of the RAZR name would have better specs than this phone. 1.2 dual-core? Plz. 4.3inch screen plz. 1GB ram? All done by phones that are out recently or coming real soon. Nothing special about this phone compared to the others. No removal battery? So that’s a downgrade from the DroidX. All it has are looks.

    • to be fair thats all the original RAZR had.. same type of specs that other phones had. just in a thinner package. 

  • Anonymous

    so is this the Droid X3 or the bionic 2? O.o

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the same tired Droid X like design…

  • Guest

    Motorola must really like the design of the droid x cuz that’s what it looks like…pass

  • Anonymous

    man now I am torn… sure the Gnex will get updates immediately.. but if this thing is thinner, better build quality, amazing docks (car dock is crucial for me, I returned the TB because of how god awful the car dock was) and knowing moto will get 24 hours bat life I may have to hold off on the gnex until this thing is released.. the RELEASE DATE may end up making the determinate factor

  • Well, it’s got a design philosophy. Not one I agree with, but at least it’s distinct. 

  • Wormwood

    I’m totally going to get this droid x4.

  • Anonymous

    It looks exactly like the DROID X and DROID X2.  How much more iterative can you get? 

    • Nexus for the restivus

      Yup, just a little thinner and with kevlar ooooooooooooo. Hopefully Googlerola goes through and breathes some life into Moto.

  • Nexus for the restivus

    Am I really the only one that finds this phone just ‘ok’ in the looks department? Again Motorola with that hideous ‘bump’ on one end just like the Droid X. And, presumably, the back is the kevlar we have been hearing about? Looks ridiculous. Why don’t the manufactures get the memo that less is more and quit trying so hard. I hope the Nexus doesn’t disappoint. I love Android as an OS but find myself more and more disappointed with the phones, especially with Verizon (passed on Nexus One?!?!). I wish there could be an Android phone like the iphone in terms of actual design, quality, and materials and I would be in heaven, these manufacturers need to step it up, let’s go Samsung.

    • Lgreg64

      i like the design. i don’t want a phone that looks like the iphone. all designs are not for all people. if we all liked the same we would all have iphones.

      • Nexus for the restivus

        Not those who don’t like iOS, like myself and approximately 40% of the rest of smartphone users. I just would like a phone of comparable quality, not necessarily exact design, which in my opinion have been few and far between for Android phones which come off as more cheap and gimmicky in general.

        • Lgreg64

          i did not say i don’t like the iphone. i just was saying that moto is trying to come out with a phone that looks different. that does not mean it is for everyone. some like iphone some nex some webos. there is room for all.

  • Anonymous

    When was the last time we didn’t feel at least a little disappointed in Moto? When they gave us the OG is my estimate. We’ll see how this goes…. Having the damn hump isn’t a good start in my book.

  • Ray

    whats the point of making a ultra thin phone with a damn hump i rather have that thickness distributed throughout the whole phone than in on part that just doesn’t make sense. 

    • Anonymous

      use a DX.. you don’t touch the hump while holding the phone because if you did the phone would be unbalanced and fall out of your hand.. so it feels no thicker than its thinnest part.. and it provides a sort of slip protection.. I don’t notice it in my pocket either, but I guess if you’re a skater or woman it may not be the best… images on a computer make it look terrible.. in real life I was surprised how non-existent it was

  • Mrhug3

    My Bionic already has a willing buyer… I do believe that I want this more than the nexus.

  • EC8CH

    Needs Moar VZ branding

  • Shifterracer

    its from moto so it’s going to be another disappointment…or another fake promise!  I’m going samsung!

  • Kierra

    I really like these corners 

  • Kierra

    I like the Moto hump…

  • Bullet

    This phone will pacify me while waiting for G-Nexus.

  • Kierra

    I like 

  • Anonymous

    Carbon Fiber is called Kevlar now? Or is that Carbon Fiber covered Kevlar?

    • kevlar is just another woven fiber much like carbon fiber. they can look identical if they’re woven the same way. 

  • Okay, this phone is freaking hawt.

  • Guttatae22

    If I didn’t like HTC sense so much I would get this damn this phone sexy

  • Zebra

    Stupid hump

    • Lgreg64

      yes but with the corners and the hump apple will not be suing to stop its sale.

  • Craig

    Who cares what the eye looks like or whether it’s suppose to look like carbon fiber? Does anyone care if it’s a global phone or perhaps what the battery life is like or maybe call quality???

    • moto has typically had better call quality and battery life than their counterparts. thats why this is a none-issue. their software, screen tech and cameras on the other hand has been sub par.. those are the areas you should be more concerned with. 

  • is it just me or is this phone ugly…

    • Quantanamo

      just you…this is sexy.

    • Lgreg64

      its just you

    • I thought it looked ugly with the leaked shots, too, but the teaser image makes me think otherwise.

    • LiterofCola

      it is

  • joejoe509

    oooooo… no wonder Verizon was excited for this over the Bionic. Looks pretty nice! I’m still getting the Nexus no matter what – but it would be nice if the Nexus has the looks to compete with this beast!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe we can get a kevlar skin for the Nexus?  LoL

  • fishkid13

    I still have Prime on my mind. 

  • hmm…so they moved the speaker to the top by the camera and went to a single led flash?

  • fartbubbler

    I hope the Razr has better data connection than my Bionic.  It’s killin me slowly.

  • looks like a droidX with Photon Corners and a Carbon Fiber battery cover.

  • Anonymous

    I want to know where the Kevlar build falls into this phone.. the back only?? The whole phone itself? ??

  • Why the buttons?  Looks so 2011. 

  • Bear0013

    It looks like another DROID x hahahaha……I do like its sexy hotness though

  • Anonymous

    is this rooted yet??

  • Gottheguds112

    DroidX2 should have been this. But still… This thing is fugly in the aesthetics department, so it had better own it.

  • GetGood.

    That phone looks super hot, I’ll say that.

  • Moto Homer

    I’m torn between the Razr and Nexus. Does anyone think that if the Razr Comes with 2.3.5 that there will be an ICS build in its future. I’m leaning that way since I hate Samsung build quality and Love the Moto build quality.

  • Anonymous

    Are all the people that just bought the Droid Bionic at launch completely pissed?

    • Im selling mines on ebay for the Nexus pretty soon

    • Anonymous

      I would say so….Luckily I’m looking in upgrading at the end of the year….I can sort through the Nexus, Bionic, Razr and the Rezound….but I’m kind of leaning towards the Nexus :o)

      • Anonymous

        Yeah same here. I have been able to upgrade for the last 3 months but didn’t jump on the Bionic because I knew this would happen. The Bionic just launched way too late. 

        • Anonymous

          I’ve been eligible since July….back then the rumor was about the targa being quad-core, LTE and a 13MP camerato be release by the end of the year or the holidays….that’s what I’ve waiting for….but for the looks of it thats not happening any time soon…Moto already release the Bionic and its about to anounce the Razr…I dont think that they are that dumb to release 3 phones for the same carrier in a 4 month period….. 

  • Philip Van Luke

    I would just like to add. though i know moto doesnt care/too late/doesnt read this site anyway….. the original droid X sold well DESPITE THE HUMP, not because of it, let that ugly ass shit go. otherwise the phone looks nice, except the aforementioned untouched no bloat 1280×720 AMOLED galaxy nexus is coming… i dont understand why anyother phone could bother on VZW now. its like going to sprint and not buying a Nexus S 4G… why would you do that?

    • Anonymous

      It is called choice….and not everyone read these blogs to know what’s the next best thing being released….

      • a lot of ppl will buy this phone because of the name. a lot of them will not buy it specifically because of the name. others will like the design and thinness. others will hate it. 

        i love the design but can not pass up a nexus on vz. 

  • Anonymous

    A sweet black beauty she is. I can’t wait to hold her and that naughty naughty curvy  G-Nax next to eachother and compare. Tomorrow….. tomorrow…… I’ll love you tomorrow……. you’re only a day aaaaaaaaa Waaaay!

  • Kevin Parlee

    Droid X3 it looks like to me. I bet this will sell pretty well. 
    (I want No Bootlock/Google phone/LTE/ 4.5″/Dualcore 1.2) Otherwise i will survive on my DX unless required to upgrade

  • Anonymous

    Motorola has to start making something new.  They keep rehashing designs and it’s just terrible.  The same camera bulge they’ve had for the last 3 phones, I mean give me a break.  Fake carbon fiber backplate?  This is like a 12 year old’s phone.  If they are using the same screen as the Bionic, they might as well trash this thing and go back to the drawing board to completely redesign and create a new device, not a rehashed one.

    Not to mention, it’s ugly as sin.

  • Philip Van Luke

    This … ugh i want galaxy nexus, give me untouched ICS with no bloat, you just know this is gonna be skinned and packed with crap… i dont see how this can even sell at all.

  • PowersUSA

    Lets Hope the camera has improved

  • weaponx

    Now that we have seen the latest and greates from Moto, let’s see if Samsung will play along and leak some GN goodness. I really want to get a good look at that Nexus. This is a very nice looking phone and will (should) perform a lot better than most out there. Hardware is exceptional, software……well it should get ICS soon, I hope. If it does, it will be a matter of design preference. At least that’s how I see it. One of these will be mine!!!

    • nexus will have a 720p screen and ICS at launch.. i would hardly call that a design preference.

  • DanSke

    ….and it looks like a Droid X2 slightly modified. Pass. Bring on the Nexus.

  • Captmilk

    Kevlar? That makes it bullet proof…

    • i dont know if you’re being sarcastic. but just to clarify for others that are unaware:
      unless kevlar is layered it wont be able to stop bullets. this doesnt have the thickness to do that.

  • Psychfly

    No ICS then it’s a no go… G Nexus will take the cake on this.

  • Has anyone heard anything more about the front camera?  I do want something which would take quality pictures and do quality video streaming.

  • Anonymous

    Sexy phone. I have a hunch the battery will probably suck in this phone, and it’s a moto phone.

  • Hope the camera is faster, nicer. That would be nice.

    • EC8CH

      they keep promising every time… but never deliver

  • Anonymous

    This is a nice looking phone and had they released it instead of the Bionic they would have some sales, but with ICS coming on the same day it may too little too late

  • Nashdroid

    Yes, I’m as excited and you are for tomorrow, just excited for a different device.

  • RonsterWVU

    I honestly think it looks cool..

  • Brent Stewart

    Ugh, was really diggin it until I saw that bulge on the back by the camera. Why do they keep making phones like that? Can’t we get a a thin phone with a flat back? 

  • Trdracer21

    WHAT IS IT WITH MOTO AND THAT HUMP ON THE CAMERA. LEAVE IT FLAT DUMMIES

    • weaponx

      I agree 100%. Why can other phone makers accomplish this but Moto can’t. That is the ONLY detail I could do without. If they were putting an awesome camera that no other phone had, I would let it slide, but Moto has not been popular for their cameras.

    • Anonymous

      it’s not bad, and I actually prefer it on my DX.. you never touch it while holding it because if you did the phone would be unbalanced and fall out of your hand, so to your hand it feels no thicker than the thinnest part.. and it acts as a sort of ledge so it doens’t slip out of your hand.. I don’t notice in my pocket either.. but when looking at it on a computer screen sure it is an eyesore

      • Anonymous

        As I read this on my X, you took the exact words out of my.mouth. The hump.looks funny but is very functional.

  • Anonymous

    I’m due for a new contract October 20th… just in time!

  • Anonymous

    Honestly this is getting ridiculous…a new phone coming out every other month. You could honestly just have bought a Droid x a year ago and keep it for another year and you will still have a good smart phone.

  • Dimmu

    Ultra thin except for the rather large camera hump, very DROID X looking. Why can’t they do like samsung and do without the excessive camera hump?

  • Livin4Freedom

    Looks great so far, but looks are VERY deceiving tho. Specially from a company who locks everything up, and if its a non-removable battery there is the 2nd knock against it. Personally I wouldn’t have to high of hope for it tho with the crappy release they had on the Bionic. Moto needs to seriously get there game back as they seem to be walking down the wrong road again as of late.

    Lets just hope the Nexus/Prime is what we all want. That said from feedback I heard over the wkend VZW is not to happy with the G-Nexus currently tho and it is not looking promising for them to have it released when we all have heard and would like it to be. I tried reaching out to another lead and all they would say is ” No comment as it is not going well at all”

  • Anonymous

    i dont see what the deal is with this phone. its the same as a bionic with an extra 200mhz. what major selling points does this have that would make someone pick this over a galaxy nexus? this doesnt have stock ICS.

  • Anonymous

    X3?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand motorola rolling this out within a couple of months of the bionic. It is thinner yes.. but the bionic is also “satisfiably” thin. They say this one’s got a different type of pentile.. what is that different type? so is it till pentile? We know it is not the super amoled plus as the SG2s.

    so really.. what is the point of this minor upgrade over the bionic? 

    • EC8CH

      bionic was delayed for months… that’s the problem

    • hkklife

      It’s the Super AMOLED pentile that the previous generation of Samsung used.  Nothing wrong with that screen, especially if it’s in qHD resolution.

      My MAIN concern on this phone is battery life. I frequently watch my boss’ Bionic suck through an extended battery in good LTE service area.  So this RAZR will have a faster CPU, a potentially more power-hungry screen, and a smaller/fixed battery ?  Not enough time has passed to use a next-gen LTE radio in this one so I imagine it may be right up there with the TB & setting records for the lowest runtime on a 4G device. 

      Give me the RAZR’s specs & build in a body/battery the size of the Bionic and I may be interested. 

      • Pennywise

        Super AMOLED pentile? So we won’t be able to use it in any kind of daylight… Phones with these displays should somehow come with ‘real-world shadows’ so that you can actually use them (in the shadows).

        In this regard, the Bionic has the nicest display that I have used in a mobile device (great performance, totally visible in high-noon, direct sunlight)

  • Kris Brandt

    Its certainly sexy, I give it that. I’ll wait about its announcement tomorrow and pray (although most likely not going to happen) that it comes unlocked.

  • Anonymous

    I’m all about the nexus but i cant front that is one sexy phone

    • EC8CH

      my thoughts exactly… 

  • Dshudson

    no, could care less about this phone

    • JURQUHART4

      I believe the saying is “I COULD’NT CARE LESS”

      • Dshudson

        touché

      • LiterofCola

        couldn’t*

    • Anonymous

      No one cares.

  • Thetwostep

    Looks like to me that the screen is a film picture over the front glass. Could this phone be ICS?

    • Anonymous

      if it was ICS it wouldnt have buttons. do you see buttons?

      • Thetwostep

        From the picture it could be easily part of the film picture. The whole surface appears flat and what is shown is only a picture.

  • Anonymous

    Looks good.. No stupid lip at the bottom like the Bionic. Will still probably get the Nexus over this, but I might keep my options open.. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

    • Pennywise

      The lip on the Bionic is really nice. You can use the phone in portrait or landscape without blocking the screen or hitting any of the buttons.

      People have made the point that screens can get bigger without the phones getting bigger, by reducing the border; this is NOT desirable.  The Bionic’s border is just right; great phone.

  • Bear0013

    Wasnt the last razor a cheap touch screen that focused on music ir something?

    • Anonymous

      i believe it was an overrated flip phone sir

    • Anonymous

      No the Razr was a flip phone that was the biggest selling phone before the iPhone.  Verizon was the last carrier to get it too, but then they got like 5 different versions of it.

      • Bear0013

        For some reason I thought there had been a razor 2a then 3…my bad maybe I was thinking of those chocolates there were a few different models of them

  • I still find it odd that this didn’t go through Droid Landing

  • Anonymous

    unimpressive specs ftw?

    • Anonymous

      If this has unimpressive specs than nothing is impressive.

      • Anonymous

        it has the same specs as a bionic except an extra 200 mhz. nothing exciting. and the gsii is probably still thinner then this.

  • Anyone else feel that the DROID branding is over saturated? Seeing how thin this phone is I think Droid RAZR flows in my opinion. Verizon should have made the DROID branding special like Nexus is, with only the branding when a major milestone is hit.

    • Anonymous

      i agree, i hate the droid branding. they dont need to name every single verizon phone from motorola a droid. its rediculous now and its only confusing people because now they think every android phone is a “droid”.

  • Q

    looks awesome, but looks like a mildy upgraded bionic in a thinner body.. will this thing be running gingerbread or ICS?

  • John John

    Wow that cool lookin.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh What the bionic should have been…lol

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I like my chicks and my phones nice and slim

    • I like my chicks like i like my phones, stacked and a lil thicker.  Build quality matters, and I don’t want to feel like I could break it.

    • Some Random Dude

      i like em with curves 😛

  • nexus!

  • Anonymous

    I find it interesting they go out of the way to hide the ports. If we can see those, we get a much better idea of how thin this device REALLY is.

  • Anonymous

    Love the new DROID eye, its sick!

    While the form factor maybe thin, its not that appealing to me. But its growing on me…

  • Bionicman

    i loved the BIONIC and had great features such as acceptable battery life, great call quality and reception. the screen was meh and was waaaay too buggy for my taste. If that was originally designed earlier this year, and they started designing this phone afterwards, it does peak my interest in the new RAZR. it could be the phone the BIONIC should have been …

    • Anonymous

      I don’t have any real bugs on my Bionic except some radio weirdness when you switch between 3G and 4G.

  • Marvinaire

    i just jizzed in my pants….

  • Anyone else feel it’s odd, or kind of a douchebaggery thing for Moto to release/announce a clear successor to the Bionic a month and a half later? 

    • Guest

      Same concern here, but when I post such a concern it gets regulated by the site admin deleting my comment.  

      • Really..why?

      • Mctypething

        they do that sometimes.

    • Mctypething

      Of course. They probably should have just scrapped the Bionic and went with this. But, that would probably would have involved taking a hit on sunk costs related to Bionic manufacturing, and God forbid any US coporation take a financial hit in order to benefit their consumers. I have a Bionic, and am very happy with it, but this is clearly just a slightly improved version of the Bionic. If you’re going to delay a phone for 9 months and come out with something better 10 minutes after the Bionic is released, just release the better product and everyone that bought the Bionic probably would have held out for this. Motorola just doesn’t care about their consumers, there are many signs of this.

      • Azndan4

        The most cogent and well developed response I’ve ever heard from Mctypething…  U mad bro?

    • Sp4rxx

      technically its several MONTHS later since it was delayed for so long – it falls right w/ moto’s way of releasing products

      • No…technically it’s a month and a half later… Just because it was delayed doesn’t mean consumers got it quicker. 

      • John John

        The Bionic was never delayed. 
        It was scrapped once and they never said anything. 

        It was a bunch of people making up rumors. 

    • kretz

      That’s non-apple technology for you, always a successor the next day. Besides the the Bionic was announced 9 months before it was released, so with any hope we may see this device by 2013. 🙂

      • Mctypething

        That is definitely one thing Apple has over Android. I think a lot of Android devotees are getting sick of seeing updated products come out 2 days after we just bought a new phone. I think one of the reasons the iPhone is so successful is because it’s easy to keep track of. Android was way too many phones coming out. IMO, they should release one or two beasts a year, that’s it. We don’t need 60 phones with basically the same specs that are slightly derivative of each other. Enough.

  • Interstellarmind

    although, as i’ve expressed time and time again, i am done with moto… i have to say this is a damn GOOD looking phone. wow.

    moto can’t be beat in their phone design, this is true. (now if only they could get the phone innards/ software up to par)

    • Interstellarmind

      …bring on the g-nex and rezound!!!

      • Anonymous

        No on the Rezound as it basically looks like a big Incredible and it’s just as thick if not thicker than my Thunderbolt.

        • HTC rules

          Perfect, one more Rezound for me. keep wanting the Nex so demand will be low on Rezound and i will have no worries of it being sodl out or back ordered.

          P.S. make sure the first thing you do with your vanilla phone is throw on a launcher (exactly what your going to do). You know, a launcher thats 200 times as un-refined as Sense

          YES!!!!!  on rezound

          • Anonymous

            I like my Thunderbolt, a lot more than most people, but I just don’t want another thick phone.  I had the Storm 1 and now the Thunderbolt.  If the Rezound was just as thin as the GNexus or the Razr, I would definitely be looking at it, but it’s strictly a design issue for me right now.

          • HTC rules

            I hear ya kid. I don’t think their thick (but i’ve never had a thin one). I just can’t beleive all the Rezound hate. I can’t beleive i have to defend a HTC against a Samsung. It’s like not having Verizon. I don’t care what super phone you have, if it’s not on verizon, you don’t have a phone. if you have the latest ICS but on a Samdung hunk of (you know what), what good is it. The Rezound is the answer. Super phone on super network (Except for your thickness concerns)…….Of course this still rely’s on the batt of said HTC phone. thats the one bad part about them.

          • Anonymous

            The Thunderbolt actually doesn’t feel all that thick without a case on it, but even the thinnest case seems to add a bit of heft and thickness to the phone over all.  I’m glad I picked the Thunderbolt over the Charge, but I think Samsung is becoming a lot better with their phones.  The GSII has been getting rave reviews.  I think Samsung has been focusing on their phones so much that the rest of their products have suffered.  I know their blu-ray players have become some of the worst out there for some reason.

          • Anonymous

            the rezound would be my second choice, behind the razr

          • Along the lines of samsung-hunk-of-you-know-what, I had a Nexus S 4G on Sprint for a month. Nothing but problems. Shit battery (would last 3 hours on subway playing music), NO reception, and I never got 4g in Chicago. Switched to a HTC Evo Shift and… POOF. All of those problems are solved.

          • Anonymous

            I am also very happy with my Thunderbolt. If the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t work out for Verizon I will get the Rezound. The Razr is not a choice unless Moto unlocks that bootloader which is not likely.

          • Guest

            Sold out or back-ordered? lolololol…calm down there buddy…it’s not an iPhone so the chances of it being sold out or back ordered are slim to none

          • HTC rules

            read much? that was a reply to someone buddy!!!!   read the whole post. No dah it won’t be sold out. And don’t use your Iphone loving here please. the only reason that gets sold out is because of people like you that love i-junk

          • Anonymous

            need i remind you that the droid3 was sold out?

          • Anonymous

            need i remind you that the droid3 was sold out?

          • Anonymous

            Sense is bloated trash.

    • Yup, too little too late.  Nice looking phone.  But no HD screen and no ICS means no sale.

    • shdowman

      I might be in the minority in thinking this looks U G L Y.

      It’s completely irrelevant as I am not interested in Moto products any longer. Just my opinion. 🙂

      • I’m with you… I think this thing is ugly.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe you think it’s ugly simply because of your irrational hatred of Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    This is a damn fine looking phone..and made with Kevlar?  Smart phone for da hood…I may be in!

  • oh boy oh boy!  I bet this phone will be running the newest version of blur!!!!!  I love that UI!  I cannot wait to get BLURRED!!!

  • Guest

    Did my comment magically disappear?

  • I just want to know what is the front camera packing?  Also, why has no one learned that the front of a phone needs a flash too.  .

  • rick

    ummm … battery life will be very interesting. 

    • Has to be better then my Tbolt.

  • Anonymous

    Looks great on the outside, however with a locked bootloader that beauty is only skin deep.  

  • hatethanet

    The Galaxy Nexus is my first choice, but this doesn’t look too bad. Much better looking than the Bionic imo.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta say, that phone looks sexy. But i’ve learnt not to be swayed by Motorola.

  • EC8CH

    People!

    Kevlar can look just like carbon fiber.  It is a woven composite made of aramid instead of carbon fiber.

    Kevlar is less brittle than carbon fiber, which is probably why they are using it instead.

    • kind of makes me wonder why carbon fiber isnt more widely used in phones. 

  • Shaggy

    I WANT ONE NOW

  • Some Random Dude

    shmeh.

  • Anonymous

    If it runs ICS (or is rapidly updated) and has an unlocked bootloader, i “MAY” consider it if the Nexus is a disappointment, otherwise its just another crap blur phone to me.

    • Cooksta3276

      I have learned a lot about smartphones.  But, what is the function of an unlocked bootloader?  Bootloader is the set of instructions that delivers info from ROM to start up functions, correct?   So does it basically control what programs or apps start on boot up.  I just don’t get custom ROM, kernels, etc…   Does this really pertain to the average phone user?  Thanks in advance for the info.

      • Anonymous

        No, it means nothing to the average user. Don’t listen to these nerds.

        • Anonymous

          Nerds are ones who made your phone.

          • Anonymous

            Not the kind of idiot nerds here.

          • Anonymous

            You have to first be an idiot nerd before you can become a certified nerd.

      • Anonymous

        An unlocked bootloader is the reason my Droid 1 is still competitive after 2 years, it added speed, and the ability to fully customize it to my liking. I don’t have to settle for what Motorola gives me, or what skins i can find on the market. I can run apps which were deemed to not work on my phone due to it not being powerful enough in its original form, I can run on the same charge for 3 days because of how i underclock my phone when I’m not doing something intensive. The power that having the ability to truly root you phone and embracing the modding and hacking community that spends their free time making a good device even better is one I will NEVER give up and is one of the primary reasons I love android.

  • Cmonnats23

    If it was running ICS I would be all over this instead of the galaxy nexus.

  • EC8CH

    So is the frame plastic or metal?

  • Chris Wilkey

    sure is purdy…and it’s faux carbon fiber not kevlar..

    if it’s unlockable and it gets ICS fairly quickly I may rethink my Galaxy Nexus decision!

    • Greatgambino37

      You work for Moto? I didnt know you were the lead designer for this phone.  Do you even know what kevlar is or looks like?  

  • Franzie3

    Dont get me wrong, im sure it will be a great phone, but until the ability to have it unlocked is there it’ll turn off some people.  Also, this probably should of been what the X2 was.  If you look at the body, its pretty much the same except its thinner.  still has the bump for the camera hardware etc etc.

    I’m with the majority, lets see what google has to say later on tomorrow night.

  • Droiiid

    I actually am considering this over the nexus.  Superior build quality  (unless samsung surprises me…a TON), radio, and DAYYUM look how thin that bezel is.  Even though it has a 4.3″ screen, it will still be relatively compact, and extremely thin.  Good thing I bought my bionic at costco!

  • Anonymous

    I know that someone on the Android Central forums said that the new LTE antennas wouldn’t be out until the beginning of next year, but if that’s the case, Samsung and Motorola must have some inside sources or some major retooling processes to make their phones as thin as the GSII, GNexus, and the Droid Razr are.

    If it weren’t for the GNexus, I would definitely be looking at this phone.

    • Anonymous

      Yes they might have some inside sources or some major retooling processes 

      or……

      that “someone” on android central forums was simply wrong about when the LTE antennas would be available. 

      • Anonymous

        Well that’s why I said it.  The new LTE antennas have to be out because there is no way you can go from a phone like the Revolution, Thunderbolt, and Bionic to a phone like the GSII, GNexus, and Droid Razr within months without something major having happened.

        • Anonymous

          True, I think they might have just been ahead of schedule or something. No one was expecting LTE phones this thin at this time and yet they are continuing to come out.

  • Looks awesome. And I thought the Bionic’s eye was the sexiest…not anymore.

  • JP

    Capacitive buttons == Gingerbread.  I don’t care how great the hardware is, I wants me some ICS!

    • Anonymous

      The little triangle-house home button is ICS-looking, post-Froyo at least. Reports are that it will release with 2.3.5 though…

    • That doesn’t matter…older phones all have the 4 buttons and I’m sure you’ll see those stick around even when ICS becomes mainstream. People are used to them.

    • A phone with capacitive buttons can still have ICS.  The phone design was set before the software.

      • JP

        Agreed, but it probably confirms it won’t launch with ICS. Leaked specs are Gingerbread 2.3.5.

  • droid X3 ?

  • Rafael Gonzalez

    OOH…Never had the OG RAZR. This or 4S?

    • Droiiid

      never show your face on this site again if that is really a dillema

  • Anonymous

    Kevlar or carbon fiber?

    Also, just looks like a pimped out Droid X. Not loving it.

  • Dominick DeVito

    *yawn*

    Wake me up when Ice Cream Sandwiches are in the fridge.

    • Mctypething

      you keep ice cream in the fridge? good luck with that bro

  • Bbrutcher

    looks just like my pos x2…..i will never buy another moto smartphone!!  is the nexus here yet???  lol

  • Duray3

    is this the droid HD we heard about a while ago?

    • EC8CH

      yes, but it’s not hd (720 ala G-Nex) it’s qhd.

  • Mctypething

    Early7?

    • Some Random Dude

      u noticed bro?

  • icedrop

    They would have a huge hit on their hands here w/ unlocked bootloader and ICS!

  • Anonymous

    I honestly won’t know what to get until i compare this side-by-side with a galaxy nexus at a VZW store

    • EC8CH

      choice is good 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Same here.  A nexus sounds great, but I’m not going to be totally ignorant to other phones in the same category….

  • Nario

    My New Phone is looking Beautiful….

  • Guest

    I’m not that excited.  It is BS that Motorola released the Bionic knowing very well that shortly afterwards they would release the Razr.  That is bad business practice, IMO.

    • Anonymous

      Remember that the Bionic was released 6-8 months late.

      • Synapticrecord

        Actually the current bionic isn’t really even the bionic from January’s announcement…that phone was scrapped …its actually the targa…the bionic name was just too sweet to let go:-P

  • That Guy

    Kevlar? Really? It’s supposed to look like carbon fiber, guys!

    • Jmikel222

      Looks more like kevlar to me

    • Morenoc12

      Yes thank you for pointing it out!!!! It was bugging me from the last post, that’s the carbon fiber weave pattern, kevlar is only used to reinforce carbon fiber but is not used in all carbon fiber creation.if it is indeed carbon fiber!!!! And not just something made with that pattern it will be feather lite, but it is severely not kevlar

    • Droid_explorer

      Thank you! I keep seeing that Kevlar reference and it’s just wrong. Carbon fiber is the look they’re after for sure. Whatever.. looks kind of ‘tech’ to me!

  • Kellogs

    I got Nexus on my mind so everything else is ugly.

    • Anonymous

      Including your mother.

      • Guest

        good one

        • FortitudineVincimus

          yeah, if your cracking jokes from the 80’s

          • EC8CH

            Q: What’s grosser than sweat on Olivia Newton John?
            A: Come on Eileen

          • The Real Line is GREASE on Olivia not Sweat

      • shdowman

        Not ugly enough for you not to pay for her though…..

      • Kellogs

        Including my mother would be the correct assumption. See what I did there??

      • palomosan

        All kidding aside, the phone looks nice. Too bad is gonna have Blur crap.

    • Yeah hopefully they will announce it on Verizon tomorrow though. I just have a gut feeling us Verizon customers are in for another big let down from Verizon…. Man, do I ever hope I am wrong though. I’d pay full retail and sign a 2 year contract for that Nexus on Verizon.

      • Anonymous

        There is WAY too much evidence to the contrary.  The phone is popping up in Verizon’s, Best Buy’s, and Radio Shack’s systems.

        • John

          the radio shack image was an obvious fake. lots of proof out there it was “shopped”

          • the other day when I saw it I thought it looked ugly, I kind of like it now seeing this picture

    • Duck Dodgers

      Although I’m waiting for a phone with Nexus specs, I secretly want it to fail so the Nexus drunks get nothing but heartache and disappointment. So annoyed with the “I want Nexus, everything else is blasphemy” rants. With that said, it does have great specs….

    • EC8CH

      Just noticed that the usb and hdmi ports are on the top of the phone.  Must be because the rest of the device is too thin to put them any place else.  This is the first time they’ve been placed there on a Moto phone… never been this thin before.

      • James Adam

        I incredibly like that the ports are at the top. Too many times I have tried to charge my phone and watch netflix or nfl mobile on my phone and cant use the case kickstand. I shouldn’t be this excited about this but  I am. Especially cause I am leaning towards the Galaxy Nexus for my next device 😉

      • Shawn Gwilliams

        No removable battery either

  • If Motorola still has it locked down like every other phone except the OG Droid, I say is a piece of crap.

    • Anonymous

      Fool me once Motorola, shame on you.  Fool me twice… er, um, well, you’re not going to fool me again.  

  • Anonymous

    nexus prime.

    • Derp

      “Galaxy Nexus”

      FTFY

    • Anonymous

      stfu

  • Derp

    Is it me or do all moto phones look exactly the same?

    • Chad Smalley

      Nope, not just you. Looks like a shinier thinner droid x/ droid bionic.

    • EC8CH

      the definitely have a common design style, but I think they get just a bit nicer each time they release a new one.  DX1 was fugly IMHO… Bionic a was a bit nicer… RAZR is nicer still. 

  • Alwaysfirst

    first looks sick

  • Donnydon

    Amazing!!!

  • That DROID eye is awesome! 

    • Guesting

      You’re Awesome!!!

      • =) you are too!

        • John

          stop.

          • You stop 🙂

          • Anonymous

            you too!

          • Joseph Atilano

            I’m telling mom!

      • Anonymous

        May I suggest a moist towelette to scrub the brown from your nose?

        On topic, I think the phone looks pretty cool!

    • Anonymous

      crappy photoshop job, i know.. best i can do.. 🙁 

      Also, wondering why the DroidDoes.com site still has no mention at all of this phone..