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Motorola has at least 3 phones in the pipeline after the X Phone

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Motorola has at least 3 phones in the pipeline after the X Phone
Yesterday, there were a couple new rumors that came out regarding Motorola, the X Phone. Most of the info pertained to things that we had already talked about. Our source has confirmed that it is unlikely that the X Phone will have hardware customization, and the release window has always been for late June or July, so there has been no delay. But, we've also confirmed another part of the rumor: Motorola has at least 3 phones in the pipeline after the X Phone.

The AndroidandMe rumor claimed simply that "Motorola will still release several more Droid phones this year", but we've learned info about 3 of the devices in the pipeline. Beyond the X Phone, Motorola is working on a pair of devices for Q3. One of the devices is bigger and the other is smaller. But, we don’t know if that means the larger is phablets sized, or if it means the smaller one will be in the 4 inch “small” range. 

Then, for Q4 Motorola is reportedly working on a device that may be offered unlocked at a price point that may be lower than the Nexus 4. Although, to be clear, there is no indication that any of the devices will bear the Nexus branding.

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posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:07 5

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I want to see a Motorola phablet with a 5.8 inch display(1080p display), a 5 inch smartphone(1080p display), and a 4.5 inch smartphone with a slideout keyboard(aka Droid 5 with a 720p display)

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:12 3

9. 14545 (Posts: 1116; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why does every non slider have to be 5 inches? this has got to be the dumbest trend known to man. What good is a phone you can't use with one hand? Also, why are we screwing the 4.5 inch phone in the specs dept?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:26 11

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8551; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Since the first Galaxy Note released in 2011, the trend to larger screens have been growing and growing. I myself can not go back to a phone with a screen smaller than 4.7". It's all personal choice.

If you're going to bash someone by what they like, you're a sad individual.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:28 5

24. 14545 (Posts: 1116; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Where did I bash anyone? I get it's all personal choice, but the manufacturers are forcing people like me to buy something I don't really want if I want to get decent specs. My comment was just a generalized comment about how the industry trend, as evidenced by op's post, is to screw those of us that don't want a 17 inch phone with midrange specs and poor battery life.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:43 2

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4052; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Ever heard of bezels? Yeah, those can get smaller. The Razr M has a 4.3" screen and is only slightly taller than the iPhone 4S. Even so, I can use a Galaxy S3 with one hand very easily.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:47 2

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Exactly. The RAZR and RAZR M have the same 4.3 inch display and yet the RAZR M is much shorter and more narrow. Even the SGS4 will be slightly shorter and more narrow than the HTC One. 5 inches vs 4.7 inches

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:34

26. 14545 (Posts: 1116; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I get that bezels can go smaller. If samsung made the GS4 with a 4.65 screen and the same bezel they have on that phone currently, then it would be manageable. But the gs3 is too big, and the GS4 is the same size, just with a slightly larger screen.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:04 3

29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Too big for you maybe, tell that to the millions of people who bought the phone and love it. I know several females at my work who all have one and they are 5 foot nothing, 100 pounds and they love the SGS3.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:23 1

17. nicholassss (Posts: 350; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Im using one hand with my note 2 as we speak. And i have fairly small hands.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:43 1

18. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


You must have baby ass hands. I can rock the note 2 with one hand no problem. Stick with your iPhone. They should keep maing the same thing over and over

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:32 2

25. 14545 (Posts: 1116; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I don't have a stupid iphone. I *can* use my gnex with one hand, but it is uncomfortable. So using it in the bed where one hand is a necessity, or other situations where I only have one hand available, it's sucks. But I guess being a 6-1 average male means I have tiny hands.....

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 00:24 6

45. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


You know what these guys are doing with their other free hand? Why do you think they don't complain...

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:19 1

49. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 147; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


This comment...I love this comment.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:27 1

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8551; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't understand how your comment gets thumbs down.. Expectations are not appolroved by the PA community now I guess.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:34

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol it's nothing new on this website. You can just make a statement that does not insult or bash anything at all and you will get thumb down to hell. I wouldn't even call it expectations, just something I would like to see.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:21 6

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3624; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why are you mad? Lol I get thumbed down every time regardless what I say.

I never lose sleep from getting thumbed down.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:05

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol mad? I find it amusing actually.

But I'll make sure to take some zzzquil tonight so I don't lose any sleep over it boss.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:39 2

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Mxy, you get thumbed down because you're a troll.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:02 2

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No it's because he denys and is alway's indenial, even if Apple does bad things he will still favour them. He is a pure Apple fan™

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 18:35 2

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3624; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Your opinion of me is irrelevant so please stop embarrassing yourself.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:08 1

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


But you only say one thing most of the time . ..

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:16

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6559; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why does it have too be a droid?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:08 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I want to see Motorola make Glass.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:22 1

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3624; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I want to see Motorola provide better post support for their phones and not leave them in the dark like they commonly do.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:52 2

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Why do you keep using present tense when Motorola has only one phone left from the last couple of years to update to Jelly Bean?

The fiasco happened, and it sucked, but it's months in the past.

Stop repeating yourself.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:58 1

28. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3624; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because there's several phones they promised to update to Jellybean only for them to turn around and not update them.

Denying past events doesn't erase them.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:11

38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Not even when SJ did that?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:11 4

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


For someone whose entire act is "I'm smarter than everyone in the room," you really do get a lot wrong.

In this instance, the update fiasco was centered around a promise to update phones to ICS, not JB, as you claim. The only models that Motorola failed to follow through on after promising the updates for were really all variants of the same phone: the Electrify, Photon, and Atrix 4G.

There's still not a clear reason for this, other than an explanation from a third party that the software tweaking required for the Tegra 2 processor was a pain in the ass. Note that since this time, Motorola has not made a single phone with an Nvidia processor.

Ever since that time, which by the way, was around August/September, Motorola has turned around their update reputation. As of right now they only have one phone introduced in the last year which is not on Jelly Bean, the Photon Q. The Bionic is scheduled for sometime in the next three months, and the Atrix HD, Droid 4, Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr M, Razr HD, and Razr Maxx HD have ALL been updated to Jelly Bean.

In other words, Motorola has done a lot in the last six to eight months to make up for the ICS fiasco. At what point will you stop claiming that they don't support phones?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:58 1

52. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


*applauds*

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:39 1

54. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 621; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Nvidia was just being the jerks they are when it comes to saving face. Motorola has really struggled and for one they are by far the best Android OEM when it comes to being nearly stock Android. They have great designs and I do hope that Motorola really starts to bring it to other OEM's. The Razr was a very great start, the Maxx really showed that Motorola could do a superb superphone. Now I expect great things in the next year, Maxx battery, nearly stock Android OS, exquisite design and tough as nails.
Also the Bionic also scheduled to get updated to JB, go figure I didn't think that phone would ever get talked about ever again. Motorola is still reaching out to their customers and Bionic was the last phone capable of utilizing JB anyway. Good Luck Motorola.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:12 1

41. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It looks like Mxzyptlk likes Motorola phones, do you™

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 04:48

47. lyndon420 (Posts: 1761; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They just did the Bionic.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:10

37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sniggly you've changed you're Avatar!

The first and the original one looks better™®

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:12 1

40. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You really think so? Thanks. I lost the original file, though, so there's no way for me to change it back. :(

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:19

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I always use to look closely figuring out what it was, it was a bit puzzling. The old one looks much better™®

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:27

43. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'll look into a way to bring it back. Shoulda saved the first one, I suppose. Oh well. You'll get used to it. Or you will DIE. :P

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:30

3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I just wanna see some real innovation. IDC if it has the most powerful processor, or the highest ppi, or biggest battery, or the latest version of android. Give me something that no one else has thought of and that will actually be useful on a day to day basis.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:42 2

4. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


please be Droid 5, qwerty, and no SIM locked thanks.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:02 1

5. Deadeye37 (Posts: 78; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I want to see a GOOD Motorola phone go out to ALL the major carriers, instead of just Verizon.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:34

6. bubbadoes (Posts: 336; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Let me guess. X hd. X maxx and X maxx hd

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 01:58

46. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


X razr maxx HD :D
or Droid X Razrr maxx hd?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:34 5

7. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Mototola?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:47 1

16. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


That's just sad lol.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:00

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4052; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Maybe the Droid 5 is one of those?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:57

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh god hopefully. i'm sure the Razr M HD is one of them.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:15

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4052; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I wonder what the specs on the Droid 5 will be? Probably similar to the Razr HD, though with a smaller screen I'm sure.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:44

32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i don't see Motorola poising the Droid 5 to be anything more than it's Razr brethren unless maybe Motorola and Verizon are planning a big revival of the original lineage's market status with number 5 but i'd just go ahead and expect modest things like a 4.5" HD 720p Colorboost display and a 1.5GHz S4 (maybe a S4 Plus) along with the 2530mAh battery they're using in the Razr HD. now this is all assuming the Droid 5 is released soon though.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:07

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Droid 5 hoping it comes with:
1080P
468PPI
4.7 Screen
SLCD3
13MP
11MM Thick
2750 MAH
Aluminium Kevlar
S600 At 1.7Ghz

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 11:40

59. amansingal14 (Posts: 289; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


11 MM
Seriously?
I think they would merge Droid 5 and Razr in one thin flagship device, which is extremely capable.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:37

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6559; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Im geussing they will be only made for verizon. U know how greedy the big red gets when it comes too motorola phone. A full qwerty phone then a full 5"phone screen other may be a low end device all for verizon

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:56 1

33. skymitch89 (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I'm kinda waiting to hear about the Droid 5 or whatever they call it (the next Droid with a keyboard).

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:55

44. KaChowPow (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I really have to admit, I am getting tired of the RUMORS, when is Motorola gonna pony up and start commiting to some actual truth with facts of what their plans are. The Motorola HD line was a loser, it was a loser because they offered what ever other top performing phone had, with the exception of the battery. I am convinced Motorola will continue to spread Rumors, because they can't come out and say what they are actually doing.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 08:50 1

48. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5553; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Geez....more phones...even more phones....I LOVE IT!

Bring it on MOTO!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 13:52

50. billypunk13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


I took a chance by returning to Motorola for my last phone... BIG MISTAKE!!! I am on my 5th phone under warranty, and they won't replace the one I have now, despite the fact that the battery only lasts 4 hours! That is standby by the way! I hope they fail bigtime, and Google drops them like HP dropped WebOS!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 14:07

51. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You understand that beyond your first, brand new phone, Motorola has nothing to do with the quality of your device, right? Warranty replacements are refurbs rebuilt by the carrier themselves. Motorola doesn't touch the refurbs.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:49

55. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 621; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Which phone is this? Please go into detail, because I've had Motorola phones for years and they are tough as they come, even falls and getting dunked in water. Right now my dad is sporting the Maxx HD and he gets serious hours out of that bad boy. Your ramble sounds like a lie, considering after 2 replacements you lose your warranty replacement plan from Asurion. You're on your 5th and it's the same issue? Lies!

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 04:51

56. billypunk13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


This is the Droid Razr. I realize that they are refurbished phones after the first one, but some were literally from the manufacturer themselves. Motorola confirmed that they do in fact touch the refurbs of this phone because of all the issues they have had. I have even had to talk to Motorolas tech department because of the issues, but they didn't seem too concerned with the fact that I was so unhappy. As far as the replacement plan from Asurion, there isn't one! These are all warranty replacements through Verizon. They don't have the same issues. The first one had the microphone go out, the second one had a line of dead pixels across the screen out of the box, the third one had a broken backlight behind the Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons, the fourth one came to my house with someone else's contacts and pictures on it and a dead microphone, and now this one has the ridiculous battery issue. I am done with Motorola forever!

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:48

57. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Broski, you can trust me on this one. I worked at the call center that used to handle Verizon's warranty claims. Every single refurb you get as a warranty replacement comes from a repair center in Fort Worth, Texas, that Verizon runs. Having a million non working warranty replacements is a problem as old as time, which happens even if you deal with Apple.

It sucks that you've had such poor luck with the phones,but I guaran f**kin tee that it's not all Motorola's fault by a long shot, especially since my best friend's Razr has lasted for a year and a half with nary an issue.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:50

58. Sniggly (Posts: 7103; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Also, I see microphones go out on every manufacturer's brand new phones, including Apple's. The microphone going dead used to be a common issue with LG phones, as well as random shutdowns.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:23

60. billypunk13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


I also worked for Verizon. That is why, after the 3rd replacement I went through Motorola. This was suggested by Verizon tech support. They put me in touch with the "customer crisis hotline" or some crap. I spent over 5 hours on the phone with Motorola support trying to get my issues worked out. I also don't understand why none of the phones are Motorola's fault. If they made such perfect phones, why would any have to be refurbished?

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