Countdown timer ticks off the time until the Motorola DROID RAZR announcement

Countdown timer ticks off the time until the Motorola DROID RAZR announcement
So, what is "Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger"? On October 18th, Motorola is going to let us know, as we reported. Most presume that the announcement has to do with the Motorola DROID RAZR. Besides already teasing us with a video that shows a razor blade, the Motorola Mobility web site now has a countdown timer. As the days, hours, minutes and seconds tick away, you can also register with your email address and cell phone number to receive more information on the soon-to-be-introduced phone as soon as it becomes available.

Besides showing that razor blade on the teaser video (which can also be viewed again at the web site), the first thing that you see is a bullet which does have some meaning for the DROID RAZR. The device is expected to launch with a Kevlar coating on the phone to keep out splashed water. Kevlar is also the material used to make bullet-proof vests. Images showing the design of the Kevlar coated back of the phone can also be seen later on in the video.

The device has had a few aliases including the Motorola DROID HD, the Motorola Spyder and the Motorola DROID RAZR. No matter which moniker the phone finally is given, it will be up against some tough competition with the Google Nexus Prime (or Google Galaxy Nexus) and the HTC Rezound both bringing some high-end Android specs to Verizon along with this Motorola device. Ironically, the same date as the Motorola announcement, Google and Samsung are scheduled to introduce Ice Cream Sandwich and the Google Nexus Prime which will be the first Android device to be powered by the newest Android build. Tuesday promises to be a big day for Verizon customers and Android fans.

source: Motorola

As pointed out by Engadget, the Motorola countdown timer will hit all zeros about 7 hours after the Samsung-Google event that will introduce Ice Cream Sandwich and the Google Nexus Prime to the world. Could this mean that the Motorola DROID RAZR will be the second Android device to run the new build of Google's open source OS?

source: Engadget

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2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I'd buy a motoblur phone over the iPhone.

3. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

motoblur sucks

4. awin217

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

which implies iphone sucks more than motoblur

7. epic unregistered

thats why we have theme launchers ;D

5. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

I crap is G A Y

6. Rejeimha

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2010

Hey whatevs, Thanks for your verbatim re-posting of the comment you made about the MAP of VZW's up and coming Android devices. This only lends more credibility to the theory that Apple fans are nothing more than (i)bots implemented by the iHype machine.

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

motoblur does suck. motorola is doing some things very well. the X had amazing benchmarks for what it was. the bionic was ambitious, even if not realized in a timely manor. their new focus on build quality and speed is wonderful. i hope they can modify or just get rid of blur.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Blur is actually a very nice skin now. It's very smooth, especially compared to older versions, has some good graphical effects, and adds some nice customization options that weren't there before. I also like its social networking integration and widgets.

10. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

which version are you running on your X? do you have a custom rom? im rooted, but never got a ginger bread update. i tried a couple flashes but had some issues with the boot loader i was using and never had time to get it figured out. its a good phone, but i know if i take the time and spend the effort i can be much happier with it. i always feel like im on the verge of upgrading, so never have a ton of motivation though.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, I actually did get the Gingerbread update. In fact, I got it when it leaked, then when the official update came out, reverted my phone to Froyo then reinstalled. You may have been better off waiting, because a new update was released a couple of weeks ago which fixed the worst bug to come out of the update, which screwed up the keyboard. Before that update came out though, I got an alternate keyboard from the Market which worked reasonably well. But yeah, Gingerblur as it's called is so much better than old Blur. I loved old Blur too, but even I can admit that it had issues which needed fixing.

12. Carlos unregistered

New version of blur is pretty neat.

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It basically a refined bionic. I wonder what chip for the LTE and what camera They used to make it that much skinnier. The other thing is the bionic and LTE in general are really battery hogs. I wonder how they dealt with that issue because if the screen has the higher resolution which I here different rumors that it's like the samsung primes hd screen or the same as the bionic. Or same resolution as the bionic but super amoled then the battery either smaller or they mad huge steps in making all the chips and motherboard smaller. I have takin the bionic apart and the battery is on top of the chips and mother board. But the iPhone for instance or even the droid x the mother bord with the chips are in a L shape and the battery fits insid the L. I guess I will find out soon but I hope it has decent battery life. Which it should. I believe motorola has the best battery life when comparing similar phones. One last thing if your still reading. I am thinking samsung had a deal with google to make the nexus phone longtime ago. But i am surprised this phone does not have ice cream sandwich on it. The xoom had tablet version of a nexus when it came out and google is buying motorola.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Even tho LTE is a battery hog, overall the Bionic has the best battery life of all the LTE phones on Verizon based on tests Anandtech does. The Bionic was first, the Revo 2nd, TBolt 3rd and Charge last. The Charge and TBolt were separated by an hour but that was a shock to see the TBolt come out ahead of the Charge.

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