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Flog That Horse: Motorola Droid RAZR MAX Revealed In EXIF Data.

  • December 1, 2011 11:58 pm

Did you really think Motorola was going to let a brand name attached to one of the hotest mobile gadgets ever — EVER! — to simply die off?

Motorla could be in the early stages of getting back on the “RAZR” marketing machine…

Verizon Wireless Nabbing A White Droid RAZR In Time For The Holidays?

  • November 28, 2011 8:43 am

Image is a render by Droid-Life member “theShuke”

Motorola’s line of manly looking, chiseled phones are generally covered in lots of dark hues, sharp edges, and at times, metallic looking materials. But in the near future, perhaps as soon as this holiday season, things could be getting a bit brighter as a new white Droid RAZR has popped up in VZW’s internal device management system.

The “holiday” claim is nothing but pure speculation on our part. But honestly, what better way to kick of sales of a white phone than during the Christmas season where sales are sure to be at their prime (and there’s theoretically white/snow in many parts of the country)? Of course, there are other months with snow in them too, so we may just have to wait until early 2012 after all.

Review: Motorola Droid RAZR

  • November 11, 2011 10:12 am

The Droid RAZR; a name that both excites and worries us. The old clamshell RAZR was once a great phone that set the bar for all feature phones of its time. But a reluctance by Motorola to move on from the basic shape cast them into near bankruptcy as each and every new phone became a simple repeat of the last. Now many years later the “RAZR” name is back with an indistinguishable face and a feature set that demands respect. On that same note, many would argue Motorola is once again falling into old habits — releasing the same basic phone many times over with but a simple physical alteration and fancy new name.

This RAZR is a very different beast from that of its distant clamshell sibling. Everything from the list full of top-end specs to the (sorry)…razor thin design oozes sophistication and speed, but is it enough to hold the Android crown considering the Android platform’s flagship device, the Galaxy Nexus, is due in just a couple of weeks? Catch the full review after the break…

The Complete Motorola/VZW Keynote Wrap-up.

  • October 18, 2011 12:59 pm

Motorola didn’t just reveal a new fangled uberphone today, but an iPod Nano killer too! Get the full rundown after the break…

Official Motorola DROID RAZR Image Leaks. Incredibly Un-unique.

  • October 17, 2011 5:40 pm

If the Bionic didn’t tickle your fancy and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Nexus isn’t your cup of tea either, perhaps the currently unannounced new kid on the block, the Motorola DROID RAZR — yes, they’re bringing the name back — will suit your needs. A determined Android fan found the image above buried in a web page on a Motorola teaser site for the phone.

The RAZR will follow the same basic guidelines as other high-end Android devices, meaning a dual-core processor (rumored to be 1.2 GHz) and 1 GB of RAM are a given. Other almost certain features include a large 4.3″ qHD display and high-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities. Of course, the real reason you should care about the RAZR is how incredibly thin it is — Motorola’s marketing campaign will say it’s the thinnest smartphone around.

With all that said, how many ways can you make a modern all-touchscreen smartphone? If you’re really good there’s at least a couple ways to go about it. Unfortunately for Motorola it looks like they’ve run out of ideas — again. The RAZR really isn’t all that different from the Bionic which isn’t all that different from the X2, which isn’t… you get the idea. To us it appears Motorola is taking a page from RIM’s playbook (no pun intended) and changing up a few tiny (read: very tiny) details, maybe bumping up a spec or two, and calling it a day.

Motorola: Wake us up when you’ve got something worth getting excited over again. Simply bringing back the “RAZR” name and participating in this ridiculous race to the thinnest phone won’t do it.

Look for the official unveiling of the RAZR to happen in the very near future. (Tomorrow keeps getting tossed around.)

Motorola DROID Bionic Uses A Custom In-house LTE Chip.

  • September 28, 2011 9:39 am

That Motorola DROID Bionic doesn’t just make use of Unicorn horn dust to achieve the better than average LTE battery life. According to ABI Research labs vice president of engineering James Mielke, “Motorola has mixed some of the latest technology with quite a few components now considered the norm and a few that have not been seen in phones for years”. (Read: Motorola’s LTE chip is super fancy/special.)

The discovery was made after a full teardown of the phone, and notes that while the LTE chip is custom made, the CDMA portion is your typical generic Qualcomm silicon found any every other CDMA device. But what’s even more interesting than the mere fact that Motorola designed their own LTE chip (Intel/Infineon based) is that they used some pretty old modem technology (10-year old tech specifically) and supports a good deal more “RF frequencies than either Motorola or Verizon advertise”.

If you’re eyes have glazed over, just know this: That extra 9 months Moto took to get the Bionic into public hands was well spent. It’s faster, more potent, and more frugal thanks to a little old school ingenuity.

Hands On: Motorola DROID Bionic.

  • September 4, 2011 12:00 am

We’ve got Verizon’s upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic in house and will be flogging it over the next few days. While we organize all of our thoughts into the written word, we invite you to hop past the break for a few more photos of the latest flagship Android device…

DROID Bionic Commercial Leaked. Features Secretive QR Code That Leads To…?

  • August 22, 2011 10:50 pm

The constant stream of DROID Bionic information and marketing material has hit an all time high as we close in on ~ 1 month until release. Late today a new DROID Bionic commercial leaked onto the web. It’s quality was just barely adequate. But more interesting than the message — because we already know what it’s saying — was the blink-and-you’d-miss-it QR code at the very end of the commercial. Secret information?

We’re going to have to break your heart. According to ongoing discussion in this thread over at Android Central, the super secret QR code simply leads one back to the already flogged “Get More” Bionic teaser page. Yeah, buzz kill. But hey. The Bionic is coming very, very soon and everything you could possibly want to know about it has already been leaked. Kind of makes for a rather ho-hum release, huh?

Still, if you’re feeling a bit bored this fine Monday evening, why not hop past the break and catch that commercial everyone’s been talking about…

DROID Bionic Images Hit The Web!

  • August 5, 2011 2:11 pm

The drawn out path to the DROID Bionic release inches closer. While we still have to wait a few more weeks (at least) to get our hands on the Bionic’s slick hardware, thank god some people care little for NDAs and corporate secrets — and have provided the tech world at large the image above to look over. As you can see, the rumored design tweaks we’ve heard about have finally materialized. The physical design, however, is but one small part of the puzzle as the internal hardware upgrades are far more important. The new TI 4430 dual-core processor, 8-megapixel shooter and what appears to be larger 4.5″ qHD display are the real stars of the show.

Just a few more weeks…