For quite a few months now, a certain Motorola device, dubbed the “X Phone”, has been making rounds around the rumor mill. From being Google’s new flagship device, to just another device in the Motorola portfolio, to debuting a completely new version of Android, the X Phone has been very mysterious, but images have leaked in the past.
And now, all of a sudden, an FCC filing. That’s very promising. In fact, now it’s also pretty certain that the model number is “XT1058″. Besides that, the earlier leaks of it using AT&T 4G LTE bands also proves true, along with Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac WiFi and NFC radios. Aesthetically, the design may actually change, since this definitely look like the typical camouflage casing given to unreleased smartphones.
Should be interesting to know what Google will say about this in the coming weeks or months.
First of all, before specs are thrown around about an unannounced, unnamed, and unknown device it’s worth noting that we definitely know it’s on AT&T; the carrier’s name is in the top left corner, with its unique LTE logo in the top right along with a bundled myAT&T app. The back of the device is labeled “XFON”, without anybody having a single idea what that refers to. Other than that, the smartphone that @evleaks has acquired photos of also runs the stock version of Android, so that’s an additional detail.
This totally is an unannounced Motorola Google Android phone, but right out the gate, the people who have their hands on it at Tinhte in Vietnam already have stated it’s not the rumored “X Phone” of amazing power and screen — rather it just has a 4-inch 720p AMOLED screen with a Snapdragon S4 Pro (or better), an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 2,000mAh battery. Again, it seems to also sport Google’s influence due to a lack of skinning over the core Android 4.1+ experience, sans a Motorola widget. Maybe it’s a DROID RAZR M replacement, or something?
In a bid to take the Android smartphone marketplace into its own hands, Motorola (now owned by Google) is readying an “X Phone” (as dug up by the WSJ), to launch next year. Everything is on the table here: this device is not set to replace the Nexus or Droid lines, but rather to stand on its own, taking on and beating the famous Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone lines. After the “X Phone” is complete however, an “X Tablet” is planned for release sometime after.
Desired technologies include a high-quality camera, superior photo software, a very high-end processor, as well as bendable screens and even ceramics designed to make the device durable. With parts like those, this is a phone that requires not only a lot of work, but thought as well. Problem is, even the “X Phone” has been in development, the project may be scrapped and turned over to another device — or it may be awaiting the finishing touches. At this point, we’ll have to wait and see.
Via: Wall Street Journal
While Motorola took some time off with Google to display their newest handsets a few weeks ago in New York City, Motorola has saved the RAZR i for later. First off, the RAZR i is currently only planned for Latin America and Europe in October, so the rest of the North American continent will be left without the Razr i, at least for now.
Powered by a 2GHz Intel Atom “Medfield” processor, it’s Motorola’s first smartphone powered by Intel, along with a 4.3-inch “edge-to-edge” AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8-megapixel camera, Kevlar coating and large 2,000 mAh battery. Press release after the cut.
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Never have we known of a $99 Android smartphone that is comparable to the best of other Android smartphones, but with a design that bleeds of premium quality. That’s the DROID RAZR M from Motorola: built from aircraft-grade aluminum frame, a hard plastic body, Kevlar, and water-repellent nanocoating to protect against water or something like a splash of coffee. And because of the build materials, the DROID RAZR M is astoundingly original and beautiful.
A qHD 960 x 640 near-edge-to-edge 4.3-inch display which adorns the front is crisp, clear, and at first glance is in fact the only thing unbecoming of the RAZR M, simply because it’s no a full HD display; colors, saturation, and contrast are all top-notch.
Google was happy to hand each member of the press a RAZR M at the recent Motorola event in New York City. Check out the LaptopMemo review of a pre-release version of the DROID RAZR M.
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While it may not have an HD screen, and instead goes for the smaller 960×540 qHD format, the DROID RAZR M is the least expensive of all three new DROID RAZRs, and has a thicker profile, but still the same top-notch specs of its brothers. Dual-core processors, 4G LTE, and long battery are all present here in the DROID RAZR M. Another difference to this particular mobile computer is that it will be available for pre-order starting today at $99.
In our short hands-on time with the M (much like the other RAZR phones), we found it to be of amazing build quality, fast network, and cool to touch. It’s a great new start for Motorola. PR after the break.
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If Motorola had reason to boost the DROID RAZR HD’s battery life, then it was only for kicks. And it’s come to life as the DROID RAZR Maxx HD. Tons of extra battery life, a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor, 4G LTE network, and 21 hours of talk time. All of the previous features, like mobile hotspot, Kevlar, an edge-to-edge screen design are present on the Maxx HD, and will debut later this year with the normal RAZR HD, later this holiday season.
Press release after the break.
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Motorola’s new leading smartphone is the DROID RAZR HD, with a 4.7-inch edge-to-edge display, with a higher-resolution with higher contrast. Inside is a dual-core processor with 4G LTE, on Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean update later in the year), along with Chrome built-in. There’s also 16 hours of talk-time, in a device that is only 8.4mm thin, and mobile hotspot capability, with the user toying away at the blazing Verizon LTE data speeds.
Expect the DROID RAZR HD to debut in Q4 of 2012. Motorola’s extra long press release is available after the cut.
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At 480 million users as of today, Android has 1.3 million new activations daily, as of today. 70,000 of those Android devices are tablets, which Scmidt says is only due to Android entering the market late in the tablet sector.
And it’s all due to Android innovation by Google employees and its manufactures, says Schmidt.