The event came and it went and Motorola announced everything that we expected plus a few things that we certainly did not expect.
Three new devices were announced one can be ordered now, the Motorola Droid M, and two will be available before the holidays, the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD.
The Droid Razr M is a pretty outstanding “entry level smartphone” It has a 4.3″ Super Amoled Advanced Edge-to-Edge display, 1.5gHz dual core processor, 4gLTE, NFC, 8MP camera, ICS with JB to be released ASAP. This phone can be ordered now for $99 on 2yr contract or unsubsidized for $549.
The Razr HD will pack a 4.7″ 720p display (finally a decent display on a Moto device!), Dual core Snapdragon 1.5gHz processor, 8MP rear camera, NFC, ICS with JB to be released ASAP, and a sizeable 2500mah battery. The updated version will have even more kevlar being almost fully encased in the stuff! The bezel has nearly been removed and the screen is almost edge-to-edge.
The only diference between the Razr HD and the Razr MAXX HD will be the battery. Razr MAXX HD will have a 3800mah battery for stupid crazy long talk times. It is said to be able to run 13hours of straight video playback!
Big question is are you buying one. They also announced that they will have developer unlocked versions of the devices which will cost the same as the unsubsidized versions. The big question is will Verizon allow the unlocked version to run on their network? They have said in the past they won’t let unlocked dev phones onto their network. Moto also said that if you bought your device this year and it can’t be upgraded to jelly bean they will give you a $100 credit towards the purchase of one of these devices.
I would like to pick one up. The Razr Maxx Hd looks pretty nice, but who knows what development will be like on these phones. I guess we will have to wait and see.