Motorola teasing us with "Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger," could be the new Droid RAZR
0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2011, 09:34 posted on
Motorola has just made our day: the teaser it’s just uploaded says there will be four more reasons to get excited, come October 18th. It’s titled “MOTOROLA’S NEXT”…
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1. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
are you trying to also tell me i can cut someone with this phone.......sold! lol
3. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
No, but if someone tries to cut you, you can parry with this phone.
16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ya this is what sucks about buying android from verizon/tmobile… there is literally a better phone every month… at least sprint and att let you feel like youve had ur phone for a little while before a better one comes out…
17. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I don't know how I feel about that statement. That seems to be one of the biggest complaints I read about on PhoneArena... Android coming out with too many phones.
There are two ways to look at this:
1. It is absolutely terrible that the "new" phone I just bought is no longer "new".
2. INNOVATION IS INCREDIBLE.
Me, I like innovation. More than I like being the dude with the "new" phone. To each his own.
21. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Its not just about being the guy with the "new" phone. It's also about getting your money's worth. If you pay $300 dollars for a phone, you want it to be the best damn thing out there for that price. Yet in two months a much better phone comes out. Feels like you're being scammed because there's no way you can get that new one.
24. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Exactly. The idea behind being an "early adopter" is that you get to enjoy the product for a significantly longer time than those who wait. If a superior product comes along 6 weeks later, you didn't have long to benefit.
26. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I understand what you are both saying, but what I do not understand is this:
If your definition of "benefit" is that you get to enjoy the product "for a significantly longer time than those who wait" then you very much do want to be "the dude with the new phone".
If your definition of "benefit" is that you get to enjoy the features of the phone, then that benefit only expires when you decide you want more features.
You cannot blame innovation for the fact that you are not satisfied unless you have "the best".
25. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Welcome to the world of technology. This happens with everything. Cars, boats, motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, toys, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, computers, stoves, ovens, vacuums, mobile phones......etc! This is the nature of the tech beast. Just get what you like because if you keep waiting you will never get anything! I love the innovation & the way I see it is, that when I get a new phone in June of 2012 there will be stuff out then that will make today’s phones look like little toys. Can you say quad-core phones in June of 2012? I know I can! lol I agree with iamcc!
27. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Also, I just bought a VW Jetta in April. It was brand new. I am already seeing commercials for other cars with more features for the same or less money.
Am I upset about my purchase? No.
Am I jealous of the people who buy cars today and have more features than my 2011 Jetta? Maybe.
Am I being SCAMMED? No.
Do I live in a ever-changing ever-improving world where technology is constantly improving? Yes!
34. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
That was my whole point. Let's just put it this way, in 2007 I bought a 2499 square foot home for 157,000 dollars. It was brand new & I saw it get built. Today you can get the same size home with better appliances, & the house will be energy star certified, has hardwood floors, & granite countertops all included at the same price I paid. I had to add all that stuff after market. Am I mad no, but it shows how things advance & technology is greatly improving. & by this I mean the energy star certification & the new appliances. That tech can save you thousands on your energy bill throughout the life time of the home.
39. djg71087 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2010)
also known as a recession, innovation tends to boom within these times.
44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes even without a recession things get better & you get more bang for your money.
45. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
share holders are to blame,putting ridiculous pressure to release new handset just to maximize their profit,simple!!
59. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
yes i like the innovation as much as you, but i also like to feel good about my innovative device for a period of time lasting more than a month…
60. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I understand what all ya'll are saying and ya'll are all correct. BUT.... It still sucks and pisses me off.
61. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Get an iPhone dude. They release new 'old' phone every year. You'll get your money's worth with that.
41. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
If this phone had the same screen as the prime I would get it without any doubt.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol Damn let me be nice to you so you don't cut me in half! lol
Yo remember I was always nice to you!
5. mike (unregistered)
Dear Motorola Mobility,
Please stop putting out a new garbage droid every week, that is so minutely better then the last. You flood the market with nearly identical droids and devalue your own products. As much as I hate apple's marketing concepts, at least they understand how long it takes to create a NEW product and test it properly before release. Hey phonearena!, whats the release date for the Droid 18?
7. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Agreed. I want to like Moto, but the Bionic took so long to get right that we were seeing leaked Razrs before the Bionic even hit shelves. How are they going to justify selling the two phones side by side? With SAMOLED and a thinner profile, doesn't this obsolete the Bionic?
9. thethingis (unregistered)
I think the issue here is that they have a product path.. and the Bionic really screwed things up.
They had planned to introduce the Bionic back in Q1.. with this new Razr coming in Nov.. not a bad road map. Now that the Bionic got pushed so far back, it looks bad to have 2 devices released so close together.
all I can say is WOW.. I'm SOOOOO glad I waited!!!
12. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
But I thought the plan was to release the Etna Bionic last spring, then the Targa Bionic (or whatever they were planning to call it) for the holiday season. Maybe the Razr was planned for next spring but they realized phones like the Vigor and Prime were going to leap-frog them and pushed it up the schedule. Either way, I think it looks bad for them to push out two premium LTE Droids on top of each other.
18. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
How do you know its november when its coming out?
20. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I sure hope they don't announce it in mid-October and then sit on it for months while they work out the bugs.
54. yeaummm (unregistered)
they better let me trade in my phone for this thats crap i just got the binoic b/c i had to upgrade from feature phone... and this comes out the 18th that will be lame!!!
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
My complaint with MOTO when I had the X was that it took them forever plus a day to release software updates. And it was not as if their software didn't have bugs that needed fixing.
22. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Moto releases a ton of phones with marginal upgrades; people hate them. Samsung releases a ton of phones with marginal upgrades; its called innovation! WTF? Double standard? I think so.
6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Awesome specs! Not a big fan of moto, but at east they're thinking out of the box!