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Live – Motorola DROID RAZR Event [Ended]

Motorola and Verizon are about the drop the newest DROID family member in just a few minutes and we are in the building to capture it all. The DROID RAZR is expected to be ultra slim, fast as hell with a dual-core processor and 4G LTE, and give us a first look at the advancements that Moto was working on while they tossed out the Bionic.

The show should start at 9AM Pacific…  

8:42Random pre-event thoughs:  Moto and Verizon paired together with their love for red and black just seems like a great match, doesn’t it? Wonder if our semi-prediction of NFC will come true? Wonder if they will announce an ICS update already? Oh, and I have my Bionic so that we can do a screen compare when this whole shindig is all over with.

8:52 – Commenter just tossed out this link that could be to a live feed if you are interested in watching.

8:54 – Is the ultimate question for this event, “Is the bootloader unlockable?”

8:57 – Eric Schmidt in the building? No way we could get ICS…could we? (via: Engadget)

9:00 – “Silence electronics…” – should be going any minute now.

9:02 – Sanja Jha on stage talking about how important smartphones are these days. We look at them last before we go to bed and again first thing in the morning. He’s right…we’re addicts.

9:04 – Moto Active announced. Looks like that watch we saw a month or so ago.

9:06 – MotoActv is the official name. It’s your ultimate fitness buddy and sort of like an iPod Nano. Heart rate monitor, GPS for tracking, runs Android. It’s like Nike+ on ‘roids.

9:10 – Dean Karnazes a fitness machine is on stage to talk about how he uses MotoActv I’m assuming. Dude runs way too much…or should I rephrase that as I could never run anywhere near as much as he does or I would die.

 9:13 – Bob Harper from Biggest Loser is out to talk about MotoActv. He calls it a “game changer.” Loves the idea that it tracks calories, counts steps, and motivates people that aren’t necessarily fitness gurus.

 9:16 – Available nationwide November 6. 8GB and 16GB models starting at $249. Best Buy. REI.

9:18 – And here comes the RAZR. He’s teasing it as them trying to produce the greatest smartphone on the planet. Looks beautiful. Has a massive processor. But it also has to have new smart tech in it to make your life simpler.

9:20 – It’s the world’s thinnest smartphone. 4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display. Advanced? Ooh, first device to download full HD videos from Netflix. Dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, splash guard for protection, Gorilla Glass, weighs very little, 1780mAh battery.

9:22 – Best battery of all 4G LTE devices. 1800mAh…he said “built in” though. Wondering if that means it’s non-removable.

9:23 – New advanced webtop app that will run on the Lapdock 100.

9:24 – Included Smart Actions which are a bunch of location-based smart features. Should also help save battery by turning off GPS and things like that.

9:25 – MotoCast! Used to be called Zumocast. Allows you to sync and access your files from your PC to your phone whenever and wherever. Handy for business folk. And now he’s showing you how to stream 50 Cent from your computer to your RAZR. Silly. And then another demo of him accessing a business plan.

 9:31 – Now showing that you can take a video or pictures and have them instantly load them back to your home PC. That’s actually all sorts of winning. Sharing between multiple devices is a pretty big deal that as a writer, I would most certainly take advantage of.

9:33 – Really big push by Moto these days to take over the enterprise space. More than any other Android device manufacturer, they produce business-friendly apps and services. Smart move. Still wondering why no one else has jumped in the game.

9:35 – Accessories. Lapdock 500? Did I miss that announcement?

9:36 – 4G LTE confirmed. How’d they do it in such a thin device? Miracle.

9:40 – Pre-order start October 27. Available online and in stores in November. Price is $299 on contract.

9:41 – Press release is out. Android 2.3.5. No ICS, folks.

9:42 – Oh, you can sync the RAZR with the MotoActv. That’s cool. Shows call on your Moto watch or on your phone. If you had a wireless headset, could have just take in there too. Got to give it up to Moto, they certainly like to innovate in this smartphone game.

 9:43 – Available globally as well, but without the DROID name of course.

9:44 – And that’s it. Hands-on time. No NFC.

Ended.

  • Anonymous

    Bionic owners will be fine. I have to admit this thing is gorgeous 🙂 I am getting it. Where are the trolls lol?

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  • Guttatae22

    damn i have a tough decision to make with this POS thunderbolt I am hesitant to buy another HTC phone but this phone really has my attention somebody help me out HTC Rezound or the DROID RAZR i need advise

    • RAZRFTW

      Razr definitely….kevlar backcase, splash guard,  diamond cut aluminum, gorilla glass, qhd super advanced amoled, HD front camera…i rest my case

  • Ok now I have 3 choices to make, the Droid RAZR, HTC Vigor, or the G-Nex

  • Anonymous

    This phone looks sick

  • Anonymous

    So, I’m the only one excited about the moto actv? Can’t wait to see the initial reviews.

    The Droid RAZR is an awesome looking phone. I really like the Droid X and it really looks like a stylish thin version of it to me.

    But I’m still drooling over ICS and the G-Nex.

  • Anonymous

    Also curious about Smart Actions.  Sounds like locale which did far more to kill my battery than save it.  Will be curious to see that tested.  If successful no reason it can’t find its way to the other phones. -I’m skeptical.

  • Anonymous

    There’s no burn here. This RAZR is is a quality phone with a different style.  Thinner, lighter, and water resistant.  But there seems to be no removable battery, and I question the battery stats.  My guess is this thing will be awesome for 6-12 months and then the battery will be begging its user to put it out of its misery.  This is a great phone but I wonder if it can survive a 2 year contract?  I simply don’t believe you will gain thinness and not compromise is something else.  The Bionic, though bigger, is an all around work horse built to last. IMO.

  • RedKamel

    none of the accessories was an extra/advanced battery; i don’t think you can change out batteries. that’s a killer for me; so it will likely be the nexus or the *shudder* rezound to replace my og droid.

    • the battery on this is a little bigger than the Nexus though…and it’s got the advanced tech to self-clean apps and make the battery last “30% longer”…if you still have a battery after 9 hours though, contact a doctor immediately 

  • Anonymous

    Is a non-removable battery confirmed? For a 4G phone, that’s a huge letdown, and doesn’t make my Bionic seem so ancient after all.

  • Borgx76

    recently buy the bionic and  still on my 14 days of test!!! really somebody tell me….you retur the bionic or you keep it???  

    • Bionicman

      return return return. if you haven’t experienced any bugs with it yet, you soon will. Moto promises a patch in Nov but who knows if thats true now that they have other devices to focus on (cough Droid RAZR). plus overall the RAZR/GNex/Rezound all are better phones so that alone should be enough for you to return that puppy.

  • Anonymous

    Ha, no NFC but yet they announced NFC pairing headsets. wow, that makes sense….  I mean sure cater to other devices too, but you would think they would want to make it compatible with there own too…. that makes no business sense…

  • ChrisI

    I’m sorry, but claiming your phone is 7.1mm thin but has a huge hump on the top that appears to be almost 13mm is rather deceptive marketing. Reminds me of the tactics women undertake when posting pictures online of just their neck-up.

    • Bear0013

      Lmao…that there’s funny I don’t care who you are ..lol

  • Sk102704

    While as a Bionic ownwer I am disapointed that something newer came out so soon, but my OG Droid would not have made it another 2 months so I am still happy with my purchase.  If i wasn’t in such dire need of a new phone when the Bionic came out though, I’d be pissed.

    • Anonymous

      I was in the same boat with an OG.  But I’m still guessing this phone is not the complete package and Bionic is still the better all around phone. The Nexus on the other hand… regardless I have no disappointments with the Bionic.

  • Lwaples88

    Moto give us a high end phone with a qwerty keyboard already

  • Can I buy a Moto Active and sync it the same way for a Galaxy or Rezound 🙁 (hate that name)

  • weaponx

    I don’t know why so many people are complaining about this phone just because of ICS.  This phone is actually very impressive in specs and in looks. Moto is a damn good phone maker, this is a good solid quality device. I personally think that ICS is a very ugly UI. At least Moto blur looks more polished and presentable, plus it works pretty good too. When compared to others, Moto is pretty good about updating their phones. I cannot say the same for others, except a Nexus phone, which is obvious cause it’s Google’s phone. I think we should make our buying decisions based on HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, but that’s just me.  I will be in a Verizon store in Nov. to pick this up. Unless the Galaxy Nexus has more to offer other than ICS, there is no contest

  • haha nice ending, no nfc.  lolz

  • Ufcjeff

    guys believe front facing acording to  the stats on motorola page states 8mp rear camera and  1080p hd video recording so their must be a front camera

  • FortitudineVincimus

    It looks hella nice dimensions and look and feel BUT no ICS and what appears to be no access to battery likely means a no buy for me.

  • Nemesis15

    How much on-board storage does this device have?

  • Bear0013

    Sorry

  • Let the bug list begin….

  • Anonymous

    That’s fair. I thought about jumping back to a Moto phone, but decided against it after my Xoom experience.

  • It seems pretty slick, and would be a fine replacement for my OG Droid, except I’m not sure if this will ever get ICS and it doesn’t have NFC. I want to know my newest phone will have all the new tools I want for at least a sizable amount of time, so here’s looking toward the G-Nex. (For some NFC doesn’t matter, but where I live there are already a ton of places that accept Google wallet.)

  • Nvitone23

    THIS IS DEFINITELY THE BEST PHONE!!!!!…until tonight’s event 😉

  • NO

    Motorola is a very dumb company. 

  • JP

    Verizon came out strong for the RAZR.  Wonder what this means for the Galaxy Nexus?  Not a Verizon exclusive is my guess.

  • Bear0013

    Hey kellex will they be letting you guys play with the razor…and if so will u give your first thoughts on it

    • J Dub

      Yes. In the live video feed he invited all the press to handle the device.

      • Bear0013

        Did u watch it? ….what did u think?

  • Dave

    I think the Bionic should have been scrapped in lieu of this. Oh well, back to waiting for Nexus news.

  • Jeff

    Really glad I didn’t jump on the Blond when it came out.

    • Jeff

      Wow, really got to love that auto correct….lol

      • J Dub

        There was a blond chick on stage there at one point repping VZW…so you were sorta right. She was kinda jump worthy though, so maybe you shoulda jumped on her.

  • Wow.. so now back to Galaxy Nexus. 

  • Anonymous

    that was very anticlimactic

  • Everyone who bought a bionic knew that there were better devices right around the corner.

    Bionic would have been epic in January/Feb, not in the Fall as the holiday devices are prepped for release.

    • Kevin Parlee

      I was 100% game for the bionic at origonal release, I think this phone looks amazing. Even without ICS its a solid phone with features.. I feel like 90% of everyone’s comments are r/firstworldproblems

  • Bocanut

    Well, I was going to get a Bionic in Feb. when my contract is up, but now I’ll get the Razr. I hate my Thunderbolt!!!!!

  • This only has the processor on the Bionic. The Razr is a joke to me. Removable battery? I didn’t know this was an apple event…

  • Anonymous

    I’m not one to scream “Fail!”, but why would anyone get this over the Galaxy Nexus? No ICS, physical buttons, delayed updates -what am I missing?

    • Jak_341

      This phone is an epic fail. Perhaps more so then the rest of the Moto phones since the OG Droid. Galaxy Nexus FTW!

      • Anonymous

        Oh yes….every phone is crappy compared to the Nexus branded phones….yet quad-cores are coming in 3 months and then the Nexus will look like a chew toy!

        • Anonymous

          The nexus is a step behind the razor, It just have ics for now.

    • Anonymous

      hm…because the Galaxy Nexus is a Galaxy phone? i.e. samsung…i.e. it’ll be broken on launch, and then the updates to fix the broken stuff will break other stuff, which they’ll send out an update to fix those and it’ll break something else…but you’ll still be able to use it as a phone, so therefore it’s not “technically” broken, and they will do nothing for you

      • shdowman

        I think that safely, the same thing could be said for Motorola.

    • shdowman

      Because some people are loyal to Moto for a variety of reasons. That being the case, this is THE best option available to them. And not a bad one at that.

      I just for sorry for all the Bionic people that jumped too soon.

    • Anonymous

      No NFC either. Is Moto allergic to them or something?

    • Anonymous

      You are missing the hd ffc, build quality and good radios 🙂

  • James Adam

    Any hands on video???

  • jeffrey pham

    so no nfc, no info on bootloader, no ICS, and no knowledge of a front-facing camera.

    with all of that, still very impressed.  will it be possible for GB phones to upgrade to ICS?  

    • Nvitone23

      and it likely has blur…Case closed…Galaxy Nexus it is!! 🙂

      • jeffrey pham

        to me, blur is not a completely bad thing.
        i really like the innovations that motorola has with this phone.  smart actions, syncing w/ the motoactv, etc..

        and bakdroid, you’re saying that all dual core phones will eventually get ICS?

        • jeffrey pham

          the one thing that i appreciate the most is probably how thin the phone is and still has 4g LTE.
          phones have been considerably too thick with LTE, and this shows that it doesn’t have to be.
          to be honest, i nearly upgraded to the bb bold 9930, but it didn’t have 4g lte and was a dealbreaker.
          i can’t fathom not getting a new phone with the capability of using the future of technology, even if a bb wouldn’t necessarily need 4g.

    • Anonymous

      Go to Moto’s site.  It does have a front facing camera.  Nexus will be the first phone with ICS and Xoom will be the first tablet.  If it has dual core, it will eventually get ICS.

      • Bear0013

        Only phones with dual core will get ics

    • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I like the Smart Actions feature.. I’m leaning toward this more now than the Nexus. Who knows what kinda bugs ICS might have. I don’t wanna be one of the guinea pigs.
     

    • jeffrey pham

      smart actions is really cool.  i’m really diggin’ the battery life and the speed of the phone, especially compared to that fruit product.

  • Anonymous

    No front facing camera?

  • Larry Mao

    lame. Droid RAZR is all blurred up, does not come with ICS, has no NFC, it’s just thin…disappointing.

    • Anonymous

      It has HD ffc and as usual moto’s build quality. They proved that in order to make a device lighter it does not have to be plastic lol (SAMSUNG ).

  • Txbeaner

    Wow just watched the show & my inner geek just sprung a MASSIVE leak!! Lol

    • Anonymous

      Hope you weren’t getting too excited over Bob Harper’s appearance lol 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thought I could give the Bionic back to BB in the 30 day window, but if only pre-order on 27th and no official Nov date….guess I am stuck.  Still a good phone, just not happy that a successor already exists that the OG could have survived for…

    • Anonymous

      as has been said earlier…you missed all the reports about the Dinara, which is what the Razr is the official name of…which as soon as the bionic was delayed much past june…you should have just held off…so much for being the first on the bandwagon to get a phone eh?

      • Anonymous

        No I saw them, just figured that would be the phone for CES or release in Dec at the earliest.  The OG was on its last legs and would have never made it that long.  More shocked that it was so soon, but the Bionic is still a good phone and a huge improvement over the OG in terms of speed and capabilities.

  • well no NFC seals it for me Galaxy it is

  • WhAT What

    No Front Facing Camera????

    • There is a front facing camera. Why call it HD? I don’t get it there. The screen has to be 720p or else.

    • shdowman

      It’s there. Not trying to lead you to another site, but there is another site that has a gallery of this on it….just sayin’. Or just hold on, Kellex will post press shots I’m sure, soon enough. 🙂

  • Kierra

    I still dont get why people still grouch about locked Moto bootloaders. If they were missing your business they would try to appeal to you, but they dont.*shrug. 

    Just get another phone. Its pretty simple

    • Anonymous

      You do know they are the only major Android vendor losing money every quarter, right?

  • Bewara2009

    All this Info is up in the Motorola website,, http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/DROID-RAZR-BY-MOTOROLA-US-EN
    Oh yeah and it has a 1800mAh battery just saying………..

  • Anonymous

    I’d be more convinced about the Kevlar/Gorillla Glass combo if they’d actually dropped the device as part of the demo. Perhaps SquareTrade will do that as a follow-up to the iPhone 4S vs GSII drop video.

  • the watch in sync with the RAZR is sweet.

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Give info on bootloader!!!

  • Anonymous

    I watched and never heard anything about an unlocked bootloader…. 

    That’s a shame because it sounds like a nice phone…. Oh well

    • Q

      Only nerds care about that.  I dont even know what it means to have a locked bootloader or why I should even care if it’s locked or not.

      • Anonymous

        Then this will be a great phone for you!  Hang around for a while and even play with a friends phone that does know and you will be screaming like the rest of us!

      • Anonymous

        I feel the same way. I could care less. What is a boot loader? The screen that pops up as you turn your phone on?

      • Anonymous

        There are only about 2 % of geeks in here that care about that nonsense. Did they put more ram in the droid ? I guess not lol , it does not matter if the device is unlock if it does not have the goodies it will be a failure.

  • Not a single damn word about the bootloader, which just makes my decision that much easier.  9 more hours until the Galaxy Nexus event!

  • Am I the only one that’s not in the least bit interested in the MotoActv device?

  • EC8CH

    NFC?

    • Anonymous

      Nope, and a locked bootloader as far as we know.

  • Jordan

    You guys better get in on that demo’ing

  • hahah, whelp, you can pretty much color this event over, just a tiny appetizer to this evenings ICS meal. 

  • joel rizo

    I think they mean November of 2012

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, I wish Motorola designed phones like Samsung and kept their awesome build quality. I think this phone is absolutely horrid looking. At least they used premium materials.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to have to disagree with you, I think this phone looks ‘sharp’.

  • I really do like the Motoactive’s ability to display texts.

  • Q

    OMG PHONE WATCH!?

  • Sven Enterlein

    Interesting phone but a shame it’s Verizon exclusive 🙁

  • That motoActive watch is pretty slick

  • Dream

    Nice Wallpaper can we get a system dump!

  • Kierra

    I wonder how long the wait is for ICS? Moto isnt as terrible as some other companies when it comes to timely updates so I’ll consider this after I see GNex

  • Anonymous

    they should end this with sanja giving two middle fingers to bionic owners

    • Txbeaner

      Lmao +1

    • Anonymous

      Spot crying already.

  • Is it just me or does ICS’s visual appearance just look… bad?

    That launcher is god awful. Icons look like shiiet.

    • Kris Brandt

      That’s not ICS.  That’s Gingerbread with Motoblur…

      • No I’m talking about the blue phone icons on the leaked Galaxy Nexus pics.

        The RAZR is looking a lot sexier than the ICS pics…. blue phone icon on launcher just looks cartoonish and poorly done.

  • Anonymous

    NOVEMBER?!  NO SPECIFIC DATE?! geesh….

  • Ok, so SDVO capable?  Also what is the front camera’s MP?

  • Call me cheap…but I’m not sure I’d be willing to pay $300 for any phone. 

    • Kierra

      Me either. I dont know if I will get the Droid Razr or GNex but I wont get any at launch. I’ll wait for the price drop. My X treats me fine. 

    • Q

      You’re cheap.

  • J Dub

    Pre-order on the 27th…available on the 10th? Hope this holds true for the Nexus as well.

  • Anonymous

    Pre-orders Oct 27. In stores in Nov. Price: $299. Guess that means a Bionic price drop is indeed imminent.

  • joel rizo

    I few words, Galaxy Nexus Ice Screen Sandwich

  • nxusnow

    sick ass phone

  • Newcomb2

    I am pissed!!!  I should not have bought the Bionic.  I should have waited….This phone is bad ass.

  • jeffrey pham

    business targeted applications.  4g lte.  instant streaming to and from your computer.  kevlar and gorilla glass.
    am i dreaming?  is this not easily the best device on the planet?????

  • joel rizo

    It has bloat, it has bloat and it has blur.

  • J Dub

    I like how they are putting some slides up, just like Apple did, comparing times to do things and laying the 4G smack down in the process.

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    Finally got to the 4G part…

    A little disgusted…

    Will the Galaxy Nexus be able to beat this tonight?

    • J Dub

      3 words. Ice. Cream. Sandwich.

      • Illegitimi non Carborundum

        True….

        Guess I will sell my Bionic and pay through the nose for something better…already

  • nxusnow

    4g in a phone that thin?

  • Anonymous

    Dear Moto,
    Quit adding all these bloated “features” to your phones.
    Sincerely,
    People who like non-laggy phones

    • Q

      Ever use a Bionic? It’s far from laggy.

      Stop hating.

      • Anonymous

        I have an Atrix, laggy as crap stock.  Fast as hell with a custom rom.

        Got it because it was free at Best Buy.  Overall good decision but Motorola phones stock have been disappointing in the past.  Haven’t tried the new whatever-they-are-calling-blur-these-days UI yet, though.

        • Anonymous

          if you didnt pay for it, you have nothing to complain about…

          • Anonymous

            Not complaining…calling out motorola for their software being not up to par.

        • Anonymous

          I was hoping this new phone would be coming with an unlockable bootloader so it would have a chance… but heard nothing about it. Oh well, there are more things to be announced later by other phone manufacturers.  I watched the event and I like the phone and would wish it could be one of my options but since the D1 they have turned their backs on us by encrypting.  Just get rid of the encryption and I’d be happy.

    • Kierra

      I havent experienced lag. If you dont like Moto why not just buy another phone? Ah the joys of consumerism. 

  • Q

    4G LTE.. Take that Apple!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t Citrix Receiver available in the Market now?

  • ken green

    So does this mean the Bionic price will drop now?

  • Kierra

    In the looks dept. the Droid Razr has GNex. beat

    • LiterofCola

      Naah

    • EC8CH

      I’d say its a toss up.

      Both look great, so to me it’s just a matter of personal preference.

      • Anonymous

        If you like plastic, weak radios and bad speakers, you can buy the nexus. Now, when Moto makes a nexus it will be the best day for the smartphone market.

    • Anonymous

      it has the Gnex beat by a lot 🙂 slim, motocast, hd ffc .

  • Anonymous

    Must be a deal with Sammy with the screens, thats a first for a long while to have anything but Super LCD on these devices.  Kudos to them getting that screen

  • Why can’t they just drop blur? 

    • Kierra

      Bc some ppl like it? 

    • Anonymous

      i’ve used all the major UIs(Blur, Sense, and Touchwiz) blur is by far my favorite…i’d rather have stock, but Blur isnt bad

      • James Adam

        Depends on the device. DX and DX2 Blur is kinda crap. Bionic and D3 are pretty crisp and clean.

        • Anonymous

          They do not understand that. The blur in the the razor will be even better.

        • Anonymous

          i have the DX, and i actually like blur on that phone, i havent messed with blur on the bionic much(my husband is fairly protective of his phone)

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t care what they did if they would just stop the encryption of the bootloader.

  • Kelson Sebring

    So…the RAZR comes with Dropbox! Er…MotoCast!

  • They used my fave Audioslave song to introduce one of the speakers. I’m marking out!

  • shdowman

    Notice how the talk times are based on 3G speeds…..

    Yeah….

  • pon

    droid-life needs a little mo practice, live blogging #FAIL.  .. papi you’re not ready to play with the big boys.

  • Droidzzz

    Woah I always knew Sanjay was gangster, but he really didn’t give a hoot and decided to show his “gangsterness” off with some Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in there.

  • Kierra

    Technical difficulties lol

  • Jak_341

    This looks like a disaster in the making. MORE Blur ‘features’.

  • OMG is he wearing jeans? Wow he’s so down to earth, I just have to have the RAZR now!   
    bahahahahaha yeah right!

  • Joe

    ICS?

  • Really Streaming from iTunes…

    • Q

      Zumocast accesses the itunes database..

  • Paper-Cut

    Oh god I can not stand his mumbling anymore. And of all things to test to stream, he picked 50 cent. LOL

  • 50 cent, get rich or die trying????????????

  • Q

    haha Sanjay streaming 50 Cent..  Gangster

  • Kierra

    Sorry guys , its blurred. 

    I dont mind though…

  • hatethanet

    What’s Verizon’s return policy? I might want to try out both the RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus to see which one I like better.

    • Anonymous

      30 days for contracts

      15 days for phones
      so you would have 15 days to play with it before you had to return it

  • Kierra

    That phone looks sweet

  • nxusnow

    sick phone

  • jeffrey pham

    i’m quickly being sold with the droid razr over the g-nex.  excited to see the announcements tonight, though..
    finally, my og droid will be upgraded!

    • jimbob

      If it had a 720p screen and no Blur, I’d be all over this.

      • jeffrey pham

        did they announce that it will have or won’t have ICS?

        • Wareaglevi

          It will not have ICS.

  • Q

    Zumocast now called MotoCast?

  • Anonymous

    I dig that RAZR font.

  • kretz

    world’s thinnest smartphone? the phone is only as thin as its thickest point..fail

  • joel rizo

    And turdly lol.

  • Rp780

    So they have a built in “SetCPU” app

  • joel rizo

    Man it must be bothering him that in just a few hours a better phone is being announced.. NEXUS!

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    Did they even say 4G yet?

  • nxusnow

    sick ass phone

  • Ray

    damn 7.1mm thats sick

  • joel rizo

    Still an ugly hump.

  • I think I just had an accident…damn that’s a nice phone!

  • I was watching the whole thing live via the link, and was all into it…..then I saw blur on the Razr…*sigh* goodbye Moto

  • DroidzFX

    MOTOACTIV is cool but cost too much. Compared to other devices with similar capabilities its really not that far off.

  • joel rizo

    And it must have no blur.

  • Robert

    Bob Harper calls everything a “Game Changer” :]

  • Ray

    MOTOACTIV=$299= MOTFAIL

  • Rp780

    They always think about runners, what about lifters??? 

    • Anonymous

      Do you need a piece of tech to count the plates for you?

      • Rp780

        no, but the “boost” feature would be great. 

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    So this isn’t the RAZR event…

    That a few hours away?

  • LUUKKEE

    its like nike+ on (d) Roid’s…

  • nxusnow

    can u use that device if you swim?

    • Anonymous

      I wish.

  • Motorola’s timer on their site still shows 3 hours?  Is it going to take that long to announce this thing?

  • Jordan

    motoactv

  • Totw187

    The people that purchased the bionic like myself..should have the option to exchange for the razor.come on less than 2 months.

    • Jak_341

      Why should they? Does the Bionic no longer make calls or surf the web? Is the Bionic no longer supported with updates? Can you no longer buy accessories for it?

      • joel rizo

        No but it was a fail as soon as it was released. People should have known not to buy something that was delayed 9 months. Totw187 you shouldn’t have bought it.

    •  That is a ridiculous thought.  You chose to purchase the Bionic under your own free will while some of us knew better and decided to wait for this batch of phones.  Moto, Google, and Verizon don’t owe you a damn thing.

      • Bionicman

        i should probably thank Moto for releasing the BIONIC with so many bugs. I would have kept it otherwise and not been excited by todays announcements!

    • Interstellarmind

      if you read this site at all, you would not have bought it.

      i can’t believe any reader of d-life would get the bionic. K’s been telling us about g-nex since way before the bionic came out. not to mention the htc rezound (used to be called vigor). in fact, the rezound’s awesome benchmark leak was the thing that made me decide not to get a bionic (way back in august/ early september, i think).

  • Jordan

    motoactiv

  • Nick

    MotoActive – Apple Cards anyone?

    Seems like its the new thing to do lately when starting an event.

    • Nick

      and… isn’t apple already lawsuit heavy enough?

  • Anonymous

    No liveblog?  Don’t want to read Engadget’s.

  • Anonymous

    Sorta off-topic: I would NEVER share my toothbrush with anyone. You crazy? Also, I wouldn’t share my phone with anyone either, for the record. lol

  • Rp780

    It almost sounded like he said “2 turds” of us use our smartphone in the bathroom 

    • Anonymous

      maybe he’s a close relative of Vincent LaGuardia Gambini?

  • Mack

    Kellex are you at the event? If so shouldn’t the times be listed in eastern time rather than pacific?

  • Ray

    live here http://www.videonewswire.com/VWP/SkinPlayer/Player.asp?e=83007&w=320&h=180&s=False&ch=&sm=False&c=False&c1=False&mc=&qo=False&p=False&i=False&pp=False&cp=False&v=True&mc=False&a=False&sid=149893&aid=151267&pl=&pr=&hs=&u=0&pid=1&pt=4&pc=False&cuts=6&t=Motorola+Mobility+and+Verizon+Wireless%3C%2Fbr%3E+Celebrate+the+next+big+innovation+from+Motorola+Mobility

  • Ray

    Just getting sound on the link but thats fine i guess

    • Anonymous

      It’s ALIVE!

  • TomHolmes

    FIFY

  • Anonymous

    It’s lunch time and I’m gettin kinda hungry. I could really go for an Ice Cream Sandwich right about now.

  • nxusnow

    hypebeast engaged

  • dima

    unlocked bootloader or its the galaxy nexus for me.

    • Tomgillotti

      It’s the Galaxy Nexus either way… who wants a phone that has physical buttons taking up screen space that eventually get ICS with on screen buttons taking up even more space. Fail= any OEM releasing a phone right now with on screen buttons. 4.3″ screens – .35″ for on screen buttons = i*hone sized usable screens… and who wants to follow a company that is now behind in mobile development?

      • Anonymous

        The phones with buttons wouldn’t also have the on screen buttons. Fail on your comment.

  • Justin Garrison

    Apparently Eric Schmidt is present….

  • Anonymous

    According ot Engadget Eric Schmidt is there, maybe this will be a bigger announcement than we think.

    • Don’t you think he would be in Hong Kong?  Are they going to announce ICS twice?  Do we get 2 experience devices?  Looking over the specs for the RAZR and with Samsung not using their Exynos CPU this “Beast Mode” phone could give Big Red a bigger lift than the OG since most people know what Android is now.

    • Anonymous

      The biggest announcement that came out of that event was the lack of information regarding the bootloader.  Once again it seems Motorola has come up short of being exciting.  Shame since it looks like a great phone.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, I was starting to get excited for this phone as I love the look.  However unless there is a negative surprise in tonight’s announcement it’s going to be a Nexus for me.

  • Yiannis

    Let’s see how these CPUs and mAh hold up to 2x the pixel count…

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t go with East Coast time on the posts? Ouch.

    • Anonymous

      West coast at heart baby. 😀

      • Anonymous

        What hotel are you guys at anyways?  Somewhere on 6th Ave in the 50’s, right?  Wanna grab a drink later?  You’re in my hood!

      • Anonymous

        YEAH, West Coasters 4 Life, yo!

  • Urugami

    I’m sure you’ll let us know if its bootloader is unlocked (or unlockable).
    Until then… not interested.

  • Blackbsd

    Live stream??

  • Anonymous

    Moto: “We prooooomise to update you to ICS before the end of winter.  Tarts honor”

  • nxusnow

    ima sit here all day!

  • As a person that had the original RAZR, RAZR M, Droid, Droid X and now the Droid X2 (My husband has the Bionic) – I have to say I am waiting at the edge of my seat to see the press on the Droid RAZR. Thank you Kellex as I wait for your updates. 

  • Anonymous

    Sweeeeeet!

  • WATCH THE EVENT LIVE:

    http://mediacenter.motorola.com/Feature/Watch-the-Motorola-Mobility-and-Verizon-Wireless-Live-Press-Event-on-Oct-18-3854.aspx

    Make sure you stay here though too to get Kellex’s analysis!

  • J Dub

    Is there a live feed online?

  • Ray

    standing by commander in Chief

  • Blackbsd

    Can i get a link to a live stream??? Is one even available?

  • Mack

    Sweet hardware BUT, after seeing those sweet shots of the Galaxy Nexus…I might have to ditch motorola for stock ICS. Plus the verizon and other misc. branding on the Droid RAZR just ruins it imo. 

  • Nvitone23

    I love how Motorola’s website still says 3 hours to go!! lol

  • Mctypething

    I hope someone there asks the panel how they can justify rolling out a new and improved product so soon after the Bionic release. Hopefully there is a Q&A.

    • Anonymous

      8 month Bionic delay, bro.  Can’t let it affect the rest of your development/release timeline

      • Mctypething

        Then they should have scrapped the Bionic completely. The delay doesn’t justify it, only makes it worse.

        • Anonymous

          Gotta recoup development investment.  Probably helped accelerate HD/RAZR/Spyder development as well.  Can’t scrap it & piss off the shareholders; at the end of the day that’s who Moto cares about (unfortunately).  It’s a business, gotta get that paper. 

      • yes and no. The Bionic wasn’t delayed it was cancelled and never release but they then renamed another Motorola phone the Targa calling it the Bionic since there was so much hype and anticipation for the name.

    • John

      Because the Bionic was delayed 8 months and the RAZR was in independent development.

  • JD

    Is there a live stream to watch anywhere?

    Bionic = Fail

  • my bionic …oh wait i skipped out on the Bionic

  • Jonmvera467

    Is this going to be broadcasted live somewhere?

    • TomHolmes

      As much as we’re stoked about stuff like this, I think it probably doesn’t rate high enough to get on CSPAN.

      • Jonmvera467

        Jum 🙁

  • TomHolmes

    My Bionic does not approve of this event.

    • Carbobnased573

      Your Bionic’s owner should have been aware of the Dinara in July.

      • TomHolmes

        Don’t cry for me Carbobnased, for I have another upgrade available now and one in March, so I have the unique luxury of deciding whether to pick up the RAZR, Nexus or Rezound knowing that I can also punt in a few months when the quads start rolling out. I’ve been on a phone binge lately (Tbolt, D3, Bionic) and I can’t seem to find one that pleases me.

        • Anonymous

          We are on the same boat lol. I always have two beast. The razor is the way to go.

  • EC8CH

    BIONIC BURRRRN.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • EC8CH

        stupid question

      • Anonymous

        God knows you are!

      • Anonymous

        What Bionic owner isn’t?

        • Anonymous

          this is some bullsh1t.  i didn’t think the gnex event later would push me any farther towards selling my bionic.  but this.. this is just a slap in the Fn face from motorola.

          • Anonymous

            You can sell your Bionic for $300 easy on eBay.  So it’s a wash.  I’ve got a dozen people in my office that want my Bionic and Thunderbolt.  That’ll make room for the Prime/VIGzound or RAZR.  Don’t panic Bionic owners.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

          • Anonymous

            Not sure how it is a wash if they are only selling for $300.  Sell the Bionic for $300 and you still have to buy your next phone at full retail ($500-$700).  Now if you can sell a Bionic for its full retail well then …

          • Anonymous

            You’re right.  I only half explained it.  I’m getting a 4th line @ 9.99 per month.  I can get the Prime at the $299.99 price point with that 4th line.  I can then either pay my way out of a line or suspend it for 6 months.  Better than paying $800 for an unlocked Prime.  The Bionic and Thunderbolt are sold creating cash to pay for this transaction.  Bionics $300 sale pays for the 2 year price Prime and Thunderbolts $150 sale pays for the extra line.

          • Anonymous

            Man, really???  The bionic was a stop Gap, they lost so much revenue off that device, its not funny.  The Bionic team was way behind and the RAZR team just blew past them.  Still a decent device but so much more coming out,

            I don’t know why, people were hyping the Bionic when the G Nex, HTC Rez. and RZR was coming out so close to the release of the Bionic.

          • Anonymous

            understood.  but for those of us that jumped, for whatever reason, the hype, the old phone not kicking it anymore.. they should be sending us apologies with a razr or blank-check-IOU in the box.  this phone’s not even THAT much better.  just the point that this makes it explicit that the bionic was Q1 2011 tech only released as a stop-gap measure to dupe whoever was tempted and recover some losses.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly my point, Moto knew what they were doing when they yanked it orginally!!! Then a bunch of kids on here started hyping the Bionic and you see the number of sales on the Bionic is not that great!!!!! Sorry man, if you can send it back saying not happy!!!! Quickly

          • All you Bionic owners who are now regretting your purchase fell into the cell phone marketing trap that permeates all the phone distributors and developers that are begging you to buy their product. You guys all feel you absolutely MUST have the latest and greatest when it comes out. You’ve done everything the phone makers wanted you to do: “Believe the hype!” I fell victim to that several years ago with the LG Voyager (hated it), and got an LG Dare instead 2 weeks later the day that it came out. I wasn’t impressed with that phone either, but was stuck with it for 2 years until I got my OG Droid. My OG is still going stong after rooting it, but I do need more memory and am considering a new phone. In the ocean, there’s always a bigger fish coming along. That’s the same in the cell phone market as well. I refuse to fall into the “Gotta have it as soon as it comes out” mentality that many of you fell victim to. Work with what you got until something truly better comes along and your needs change. Then wait for it to go on sale. Many stores (including Amazon, Radio Shack, Wirefly, etc.) will put the phone you desire on sale for $100-$150 less within 2-3 weeks. Save yourself the time, money, and headache. Is anyone impressed by the idiot who was 1st in line for an iPhone at the Apple store? No! I may get the RAZR 2-3 weeks after it comes out, but I also said the same thing about the Thunderbolt, Droid 3, and Bionic. At this point, I’m not losing any sleep in waiting.

          • Anonymous

            I went to verizon on the day the Bionic released and messed with it for about 30 minutes. I saw about 4 people pick it up. It was hard not to, but I had to remind myself that the Nexus would be released soon….. Now it seems the Nexus SUCKS!! 

          • Anonymous

            The ram of the droid sucks.

          • Agreed. That’s why I’m patiently waiting for a good phone (with an unlocked bootloader) to go on sale.

          • Anonymous

            The nexus will be good for you then.

          • Anonymous

            The bionic still a beast, why are you crying for?

          • Anonymous

            Stop and consider that this thing has a permanent battery. Its not much of an improvement. Its a trade-off.  Now the GNex? Yea, that is probably a replacement.

          • Anonymous

            You knew the spyder was coming.

      • Anonymous

        OH GOD U STILL USING THE SAME JOKE

        • Anonymous

          As long as there’s the Internet, there will always be idiotic troll comments like the “you (insert something idiotic here) bro?”.

        • Anonymous

          Dude,is making up for lost attention from his parents that gave him up for an iphone!!! 😛

        • ggg

          U mad bro?

        • HE OBVIOUSLY CAPSLOCKIN BRO

      • Anonymous

        lol

    • Anonymous

      You know I like me some Bionic, but man…2 months later?

      • shdowman

        Agree. And you thought the pace of new releases was quick before…

        Problem is, Bionic was so miserably delayed, the team working on this RAZR was moving right along, laughing at the Bionic team…

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you, i feel that Moto had an obligation to verizon of releasing the bionic. This device makes the galaxy s 2 and the nexus look like crap 🙂

      • Anonymous

        All Bionic owners should get to trade up to Razr no Charge! 

        • Anonymous

          That is android for you get used to it

          • EC8CH

            exactly… roughly 8 hours till the RAZR gets all G-Nizzeled.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know. Guess we will see.

        • pezjono

          I see what you did there…

          • Anonymous

            I see what you did there Kellex about the Bionic

             “and give us a first look at the advancements that Moto was working on while they tossed out the Bionic”

        • Anonymous

          Right now its all smoke and mirrors.  I’m not convinced this is a Bionic replacement until its put to the test.  I’d rather not trade thinness in for a permanent battery amidst 4G power consumption.

      • Michael Allis

        Let’s be real though; this is exactly what all of us had speculated would happen w/ the Bionic. It came out too late on a production schedule that made it hit the market w/ unusually outdated hardware for a high-tier smartphone and there were already concrete rumors of the next generation of phones to be released, and that’s not even mentioning that the next, NEXT generation of hardware was ramping up it’s power in the rumor mill already.

        Poor, poor Bionic. Had it been released on time, or even a few months late, it would have been a game changer.

      • TheAndroid1

        Maybe this was the third redesign, but they wanted the money for two separate phones.

    • Anonymous

      yeah talk about getting burned.  i don’t even want to watch this anymore.  it’s like bionic was the razr beta.  we got had.

    • palomosan

      It’s a shame since they knew better phones were around the corner, they should have waited like I said before.