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Motorola Droid RAZR will be officially revealed tomorrow

We all love smartphones around here, and Motorola is nearly ready to spill all the beans on its upcoming Droid RAZR at a press event tomorrow. Unfortunately for Motorola, a shot showing the full device was leaked to the web today and a few folks with an itchy trigger finger were able to capture the image reports Droid Life.

Motorola Droid RAZR [Source: Droid Life]

Not much is known about Motorola's latest and greatest Android smartphone, but we do know that it will be sportin' LTE and at least an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording. Let's hope that Motorola has also managed to squeeze in a 1280x720 resolution display that's also rumored for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Source: Droid Life

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Looks just like Bionic
By retrospooty on 10/17/2011 5:14:33 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe a bit thinner, but it cant be much. Bionic is already .43 inches.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By cjohnson2136 on 10/17/2011 5:16:23 PM , Rating: 4
I feel like almost all smart phones look the same now a days. They are all simple a large touch screen surface with camera on back or front and back and a bottom row of buttons

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By kleinma on 10/17/2011 5:26:11 PM , Rating: 5
which means Apple is getting ready to sue!

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By Lord 666 on 10/17/11, Rating: 0
RE: Looks just like Bionic
By mcnabney on 10/18/2011 10:13:48 AM , Rating: 2
And all sedans have four wheels, four doors, sloped hood, and a hatch trunk. My wife couldn't tell the difference between a Camry, Altima, Fusion, 6, Accord, Sonata, or Malibu.

The reason they all look the same is because almost every control is in software - not buttons on the outside. Once the migration to software was complete there was no reason to do anything to the outside. Remember, these things go into pockets and purses. Sleeker is better.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By Omega215D on 10/17/2011 5:49:03 PM , Rating: 3
I feel that there's such a thing as "too thin" which makes a phone uncomfortable to hold.

Also, I hate how they aim to make thin phones while keeping battery capacity the same or lower forcing you to get the expanded battery.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By priusone on 10/17/2011 8:18:47 PM , Rating: 2
Unless you are using an iDevice, just get the extended battery. Sure, it will make the device a tad bit thicker, but you were complaining about 'too thin', so there you have it; slightly thicker and better battery life.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By Omega215D on 10/17/2011 9:31:51 PM , Rating: 2
It would be nice if they'd include a bigger standard battery without making the device horribly thick. Plus an extended is $50.

There is such a thing as too thin unless you are justifying the damn hipster skinny jeans.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By Sazabi19 on 10/18/2011 11:08:24 AM , Rating: 2
I felt my Bionic was too thin with its original battery and chose to get the extended when I bought the phone on release day (which is good because they soon ran out) and I love it. I knew that it being a dual core and LTE device it would suck more battery down than normal so I was prepared to get the extended battery. The phone feels much better to me than with the extended battery. It addes about twice the weight and makes the phone feel more sturdy personally (the battery weighs about as much as the empty phone). I live in Indy which has LTE service and LOVE my Bionic, I haven't had any problems with it. Didn't we have a "Razor" (some form of spelling for it, hell if I know) a few years ago?

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By vol7ron on 10/18/2011 11:55:18 AM , Rating: 2
yes, that was the flip phone.

RE: Looks just like Bionic
By quiksilvr on 10/18/2011 8:59:50 AM , Rating: 2
I actually think its great. Eventually we can reach a point when OLED flexible screens will become cheap and readily available, allowing you to slap on the screen to your wrist like a bracelet and using your body heat as energy...

*Calls patent office*

Damn, they're busy.

Another one?
By Apone on 10/17/2011 7:15:30 PM , Rating: 1
While I do applaud Android's industry footprint, I'm honestly getting confused with so many Android phones coming out. You have the Droid Motorola 1/2/3/X/X2/R2D2/Pro/Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt 1/2, HTC Incredible 1/2, Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution, etc. It seems the lines are blurring that separate these phones' capabilities since most have 5-8 megapixel cameras, a 1-1.2 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, 8-16GB storage and 4G.

RE: Another one?
By Micronite on 10/17/2011 7:42:23 PM , Rating: 2

You probably do pretty well looking at PC's though. Even though there are far more options and differences.

It comes down to what you research and know about features in the mobile space.

Your argument is the reason why some people just flock to Apple for simplicity sake (no sheep pun intended there).

RE: Another one?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/17/2011 7:43:26 PM , Rating: 2
I kinda prefer it over Apple's "we make one phone, like it or eat shit" approach. What's wrong with options?

RE: Another one?
By sigmatau on 10/17/2011 10:32:08 PM , Rating: 2
Bingo! I cannot believe I owned one! It was nice at first, but after using itunes, and having Apple tell me what I can and cannot do with my phone was total BS.

Apple is horrible as a software company. I see why Microsoft owned them in the 90s. Their itunes is so horrible, that I had to look at 3rd party software to make up for simple functionality that wasn't built into itunes. Most of those selling 3rd party software know that you cannot do what you want with itunes, even simple things, so they charge you for it. There is very little freeware.

Just to get my music from my iphone to a recovered computer I had to use a 3rd party program. To extract contacts from a backup I had to do the same.

Besides, the phone was like a brick and had extremely poorly designed casing. It blew my mind that when you set the phone down on its back, it would slide to the floor of almost everything except a flat surface. It was the most back-wards object I've ever seen. My GS2 weighs less, and is thinner than my horrible 3GS. The GS2 actually feels smaller in my pocket.

RE: Another one?
By ScotterQX6700 on 10/18/2011 12:34:04 AM , Rating: 2
I made this feature comparison chart of all mid- to high-end Android phones current and coming soon:
(for 4 major USA carriers)

RE: Another one?
By Dark Legion on 10/18/2011 2:10:47 AM , Rating: 2
2 things, first being that the first Nexus S you listed has NFC but wasn't written (it was for the others), and out of interest, where did you find the info on the DI HD?

RE: Another one?
By mcnabney on 10/18/2011 10:36:33 AM , Rating: 2
Several points:

Verizon and AT&T are essentially priced the same. Not sure why Verizon got branded as price leader when they share that crown.

Also, blame Qualcom for the fact that CDMA-based devices can't use EVDO and voice at the same time. While you remark it for Verizon, it applies to Sprint as well. This only impacts 3G technology though.

The annoying Bing integration was only on the Samsung Fascinate, so blame Samsung for taking Microsoft bribes.

Also, I think you are confused about Verizon and FTP. Verizon has restricted their DSL/FiOS users from using FTP to update their personal web pages. Instead, they only allow their web-based uploading utility. They claim that it is for security purposes. Regardless, it has NOTHING to do with wireless. So get your FUD straight.

If Only
By JediJeb on 10/17/2011 6:57:28 PM , Rating: 2
If only they would put a thin flip cover on it similar to the flip design of the original RAZR (which I am still using now) I would begin to look at a smart phone. I would utterly destroy one in my pocket with keys, pocket knife, change, pocket watch ect scratching the touch surface on the screen. Just a little flip cover and that would be protected.

I went to the V3 RAZR because I kept tearing up the buttons on all my other phones. My current phone is now 6 years old and still going strong. I hesitated at the price of the V3 when I bought it but it has paid off by lasting so long.

RE: If Only
By retrospooty on 10/17/2011 11:06:38 PM , Rating: 2
"I would utterly destroy one in my pocket with keys, pocket knife, change, pocket watch ect scratching the touch surface on the screen."

Just a couple suggestions...

1. Get a screen protector. The thin overlay kind. It works wonders.
2. Put the keys, knife, chance etc in the other pocket!


RE: If Only
By mudgiestylie on 10/18/2011 1:07:28 AM , Rating: 2
well, the razr supposedly has gorilla glass and the rest of the outside is kevlar(!?)
dunno if you really need to worry about your keys when your phone is prepared to go on a black ops snatch and grab mission.

RE: If Only
By retrospooty on 10/18/2011 9:32:24 AM , Rating: 3
I personally use suggestion #2. That's the great thing about most pants. They have 4 pockets ;)

RE: If Only
By Solandri on 10/18/2011 8:44:18 AM , Rating: 2
I would utterly destroy one in my pocket with keys, pocket knife, change, pocket watch ect scratching the touch surface on the screen. Just a little flip cover and that would be protected.

Samsung made a pretty impressive demonstration video of the scratch-resistance of Gorilla Glass. Basically, you have nothing to worry about from keys and coins. They couldn't scratch it until they took a knife blade directly to it. And I'm pretty sure you're not carrying your knife in your pocket with the blade extended.

Slimmer Droice X
By Syran on 10/17/2011 5:42:52 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like they just made the DroidX/X2 casing slimmer.

RE: Slimmer Droice X
By Omega215D on 10/17/2011 9:32:49 PM , Rating: 2
Here's hoping that the screen isn't Pentile and maybe an HD screen.... better camera too.

By mikeyD95125 on 10/18/2011 11:53:33 AM , Rating: 2
I was hoping this would be the first android flip phone.

I guess it is a razr only in name.

By Wolfpup on 10/18/2011 12:11:21 PM , Rating: 2
I'd go Motorola if I were getting an Android phone (or, well, anything they make), and their 4" Android phones are nice, but...this just seems like yet another of them.

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