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Motorola DROID RAZR specs leak out: thinnest LTE phone, “faster than the iPhone 4S”

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:32

The Motorola DROID RAZR has only appeared in leaks and rumors, but it's a captivating device and now rumors claim to know its main highlights including the fact that it “will be faster than the iPhone 4S”…

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posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:40 3

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

FIRST :) and ooooooooooo i might hold off on new verizon account for this

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:23

27. PLEASE (unregistered)

Is it better than galaxy S2?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:29 1

31. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

we wont know until it releases. as long as it doesn't use a snapdragon im fine but it wont considering its motorola therefore more than likely an ti omap. i just hope to God it doesnt use MOTOBLUR

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:28

57. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

It is a different manufacturer who make it, so it's all about opinion since the software will be slightly different and of course it will most likely have motoblur...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:18

48. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

why did you not start your account before they went to tiered pricing?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:29

51. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

because i tried out sprint. now i hate sprint and am switching to diff carrier cause with sprint i pnly get 20kbps with verizon i got around 800kbps and now they just switched on a lte tower in the area so the 4g would work to my advantage when i aint using wifi

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 22:18

78. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

Just preordered my iphone!! damn you!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:43

2. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

i want one in gsm!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:55 2

7. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

You realize that LTE isnt CDMA right??

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:58

9. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

You mean GSM? They could release one in LTE flavored for GSM, AT&T's network is about to roll out some phones under their LTE network by the end of the year.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:09 2

11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

No he means that LTE is a GSM technology that allows for faster network speeds, hence why you see SIM cards in all of Verizon's LTE phones.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:27

29. britneyj (unregistered)

Im with hunter I also want one in gsm! Because some of us still go overseas and verizon has the saddest roaming agreements even in mexico. In mexico the only cdma carrier "iusacell"they which offered excelent coverage and verizon roamed of them in cdma mode is turning ALL of there cdma network gsm. I just got from mexico and my droud charge had service 10 percent of the time and yes I activated international roaming. Even major citys like mexico city and guadalajara offer little to no cdma coverage were just last year they had awesome cdma coverage. So yeaa it suckz. I know not everyone goes to mexico. But yea this phone would be nice if it worked in cdma, gsm and LTE. Cuz I do go to mexico a lot next time I go I will buy a cheap at&t go phone cuz at&t works 100 times better in mexico cuz my friend has the at&t Lg thrive on go phone and on mexico it roams on telcel and ahe even gets a 3G icon.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:30

32. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:39

74. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

Yup i'm pretty sure if this isn't the gsm for some reason, there will be a simultaneously released gsm version. Coz in my country(only gsm networks here), the company's local facebook page admins kept hinting towards this release.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:42

37. fatgurl23 (unregistered)

@ britney I agree with u verizon does have the saddest roaming agreements hopefully this phone is a world phone for those who travel can use it overseas heck if they did it with the bb storms why can't they do it with this one? O also I didn't kno at&t go phone offered mexico roaming? I tought it was only for postpaid customers? Correct me if I'm wrong. Becuz ima go to mexico next week and I have a thunderbolt which I confirmed its not gonna work in morelia mexico cuz like u said no cdma coverage there only gsm..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:05

39. britneyj (unregistered)

@fatgurl lol yea I recommend u get at&t go phone for use in mexico when roamin in mexico its just 25 cents to call back the US pretty cheap if u ask me. My frend got da LG thrive we live in LA so its a 2 hour drive to TJ. Our flight from tj to mexico city was at 7:30 in da morning so we got out da house at 4:30 when we were gettin close to da border my friend took out his phone and was all like dammit I forgot to activate roaming on it so its not gonna work. But to our surprise once we crossed it imediatley switched to telcel gsm at&t dissapeared off da screen. And telcel mexico kicked in and everything worked the same calling , txtin, data etc..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:52

52. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

i dont want in any network, i want to buy a new phone to my brother in India.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 23:58 7

83. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Let's get things straight. SIM Cards are not "GSM". They are exactly what they are a SIM card. Sim cards are used all over the world in all kinds of different products and have nothing to do with GSM. GSM is a technology that happens to use a sim to activate it.

LTE used in the states is SC-FDMA (Single-Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access). How do you make it single carrier? Throw it on a sim chip so manufactures can build phones easily worldwide with little changes.

When they mean GSM based, means on the way packet data is delivered. It's not moving actually back to GSM technology and these are just upgrades. HS(D)PA today is based on Wide band CDMA (WCDMA).
It takes both CDMA (by using coding) and in combination with how GSM/EDGE/UMTS packet data is delivered to send those packets with encrypted code like how CDMA sends it data. But it uses packets like GSM "Based", (Not is, let's not get it confused again) data delivery method through packets.

The 3GPP/2 partnership was developing UMB (EVDO Rev C) and the project was cancelled as the two technologies could be merged and have soft handoff between CDMA/LTE or GSM/LTE. There was not reason to have both technologies when one technology handed on and off to both types of networks simultaneously. So the UMB (3GPP2) project was cancelled back in 2008.

I was on the project. Please refer back to this next time you hear someone say this is this and this is that. LTE is it's own network and takes the best of prior technologies and makes it it's own. It just happens to hand on and off to different technologies very well. :)

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:06

53. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

it doesn't mean you can use it on other GSM networks for talk/data. the radio only uses Verizon's LTE signal bands.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:44 3

3. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

BGR is garbage

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:45 3

4. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Interesting, the Razr and Nexus getting introduced only 10 hours apart. It's a good time to have Verizon... and an upgrade in my pocket.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:05 1

40. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)

i am in the same boat, just waiting patiently to decide between the next wave of new phones

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:57

59. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 709; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

Me dos. Hehe

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:41

76. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

I'd have to admit, the droid razr's specs would be only ever-so-slightly better than the SGS2's, which was released in my country back in June. The Nexus Prime, however, demonstrates quite a leap, not only in hardware, but also in software.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:49 1

5. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

My question... will it have gorilla glass?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:51 2

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

what high end smartphone doesnt have gorilla glass

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:10 2

12. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

You'd be surprised.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 18:23 3

65. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

A lot of HTC phones sadly do not have Gorilla Glass. All of Motorola and Samsung's high end phones have it however.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:31 8

15. Tux (unregistered)

No Apple products have Gorilla Glass. And last time I checked they were supposed to be "cutting edge" products with the best of the best and all.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:36 11

16. lollercaust (unregistered)

That is because no Apple products are high end smartphones.

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