Saturday, October 15, 2011

Specs leaked on the latest Droid device; Motorola RAZR reborn?

Does anyone remember the Motorola RAZR? Of course you do. Well, maybe you don't.

It was an incredible hit for Motorola, but unfortunately, the company rested on its laurels, and fell far behind other device manufacturers. It's made quite a resurgence now that it has jumped onto the Android bandwagon, but among Android OEMs it trails Samsung and HTC.

The most recent from comScore, however, showed Motorola's U.S. market share dropping 1.1 percent from May to August.

The RAZR may be returning, and could be a hit, if things work out. According to BGR, it has "confirmed" the specs of the new Motorola Droid device, which may be called the Droid RAZR, the Droid HD, or the Spyder. The new device, whatever it is called, is set to be introduced on Oct. 18 in New York City, shortly before the Galaxy Nexus / Nexus Prime / Ice Cream Sandwich Oct. 19 in Hong Kong.

In its invitation to the event, Motorola boasts we will see something that is "Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger." Sounds like the Droid RAZR, all right, based on BGR's source. The source said the new Motorola device would have these specs:
  • Thinner and "faster than the iPhone 4S"
  • 1GB of RAM - double the iPhone 4 and 4S
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor, possibly an TI OMAP4430
  • 4G LTE (and it will be the thinnest LTE phone thus far)
  • 4.3-inch display
Faster than the iPhone 4S could mean network, as opposed to processing speed. Recent benchmarks showed the iPhone 4S far outpacing some other devices that also had a TI OMAP4430, though only clocked at 1GHz, not 1.2GHz.

It's hard to imagine the extra 200MHz making that much of a different. We'll see, though.

Watch the teaser video below. Based on the video, it's definitely going to be a RAZR.

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