Could The Motorola Droid HD / Spyder Be The New Droid RAZR?


Back in August, we got a look at Motorola’s Droid HD, and shortly thereafter heard a rumor that the phone was being developed under the codename Spyder. Flash-forward to this month, and we uncovered a test pic taken by a Motorola model identifying itself as a Droid RAZR. A new rumor says that all of these are the same upcoming smartphone.

According to the source, the handset will be dual-core and feature a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display; we haven’t heard if it will also use a screen without a PenTile matrix, as we’ve heard the Motorola Edison will. Beyond that, the phone is said to feature LTE connectivity, a gigabyte RAM, and dual HD-capable cameras. While not expressly ruggedized, the use of Gorilla Glass in addition to a Kevlar skin should make it pretty resilient. Like many of the upcoming high-end Motorolas we’re hearing about, Webtop support is expected.

Assuming they check out, those hardware specs sound pretty nice, but what about all those names; just what will the phone end up being called? The anonymous source behind this information claims he was able to identify the phone as the Droid RAZR via its About screen. In the earlier pic we looked at, it was the phone’s lock screen that identified it as the Droid HD.

We’ve seen data from phones reporting to be both the RAZR and Droid HD, making them seem like two distinct models. There’s a possibility that this represents a name change, with Motorola possibly choosing late in development to revive the RAZR brand. The Droid HD pic we saw also differs slightly from these new press renders, with revised Android buttons; could it reflect an earlier stage in development? Maybe, but why switch-over to RAZR when the phone doesn’t look very, well, RAZR-ish? There’s little here that evokes any design cues from the iconic flip phone. At this point, we can’t say with much certainty what the situation really is, but we’ll be keeping an eye on things with the hope of finding some clarity.

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Source: This Is My Next

Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!