Motorola RAZR3 is alive and well after a leak reveals its reality?

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Motorola RAZR3 is alive and well after a leak reveals its reality?
Motorola RAZR3 is alive and well after a leak reveals its reality?
Now that they've gotten some experience in the Android world, Motorola is looking to once again pay attention to the phone that catapulted them into stardom in the first place. Motorola is moving forward in placing some effort in the development of the RAZR3 which was placed on hiatus back in November 2008 as the company reevaluated its course in the mobile industry. Now that things are looking to be a bit more stable for the company, there is a leaked photo and video that sheds some light on the rumored Motorola RAZR3 prototype handset. This GSM phone packs a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, Nuance voice-recognition, and a large external touchscreen that's become a staple of some the last incarnations of the RAZR phones. Based on the video, it looks to be a bit more rounded as opposed to angular while at the same time, it'll follow the design elements featured on past devices. Despite adorning an original launch date some time in early 2009, it became apparent that Motorola had to reinvent themselves by opening up to Android and hitting the brakes on the RAZR3. It'll be interesting to see the reaction from consumers who've been used to seeing nothing but Android phones dominate Motorola's phone lineup.

via SlashGear







UPDATE:
Here are some more leaked pictures of the handset that showed up at BGR.

More leaked shots of the Motorola RAZR3
More leaked shots of the Motorola RAZR3
More leaked shots of the Motorola RAZR3

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20 Comments

1. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

it looks pretty thick...

3. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

that what she said...

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

that's what she said edit: dang you beat me

7. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

that is in fact what was said...... ....by her

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

WOW, an ANDRIOD OS RAZR?? - I had the KRZR, an excellent phone at that time....tres interesant, non??

6. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

it's not powered by android, they were just saying that motorola decided they needed to stop sucking before they launched another razr, and getting familiar with android and making better phones because of that helped their reputation to not suck

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, my bad....but still an excellent idea....motorola may be extinct in five years if they do not improve....

19. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I don't really see what they need to improve on. The RAZR series are excellent phones and the DROID and other Android devices that Moto is releasing are good too. Not every phone that Moto releases is considered brilliant, I admit, but most of their products are good. They may not have created the next "new thing" since the RAZR to the industry but so what, they're still a great company. Untill the iPhone came along the RAZR was still king. The DROID is the first device to make hard competition against the iPhone. Look at this way, the RAZR line came out alot better than the enV series from LG but no body shoots down LG for not coming out with the next new thing.

5. Nullstring

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

the design looks pretty slick! but the main OS Gui still sucks. :P

15. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Yeah it does. And whats with the screen being so small? Just because it may not need a large screen doesn't mean people don't want one.

8. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Slick!? it doesnt even look like the two halves are from the same phone

9. scottmbolt unregistered

A RAZR? Really? ... this isn't 2005 anymore!

17. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I guess they should stop making the Chevy Corvette, Dell XPS, Apple iMac, and especially guns that shoot bullets...why not lasers? The RAZR series is the one of the best phones that Motorola created and was something that no other phone maker did. Without Motorola the phone industry wouldn't be what it is today. I think it's ok to make new one just like other companies make more of a flagship series. I'm sure Apple won't stop making their carbon copy phone either! I'm not hating on you scott, and not saying that the RAZRs are "perfect" phones, but for a non-smartphone product line the RAZR is one of the best.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

They need to get Android on that, refine it just a tad, then it's a hotcake.

12. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

hotcake? really look at it half assed design ugly is one thing but no one i know will look at this and go i want one.

13. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

This phone is from 2 years ago...Motorola are you serious?? Motorola needs a successful device like razr, the star tac...etc. Android devices wont cut it. Motorola needs a well-built flip phone and a Multi-media/texting phone like LG ENV, Rumor, Kin-style phone. Aside from the droid and Cliq everything has been junk. Motorola needs to learn a few things from android...Motorola's blur is awesome...Maybe develop an "Android Lite" platform for a flip or qwerty...

14. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

this is not a bad phone for those customers that dont need an iphone, android, web os or blackberry devices. there are still customers who dont use data. however i do think that if they are going to make another razor they should make it 3g/4g compatible. *for verizon and sprint they should come w/ sim card so that you can use it outside of the states.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Did anyone else notice the camera flips to face toward you when the phone is opened? Video calling maybe? Doubtful I guess...

18. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If it has a user-facing camera I'd like to think it'll support video calling. And it's a wonder that most phone makers don't do this. Video calling is actually behind the times if you ask me. They've been doing this in Asia for years, mainly Japan. The US needs to get in the game and instead of raising prices they need to add new features like video calling. When 4G comes out and I don't see video calling I'm going to be peeved! But like you, I'm doubtfull on the video calling, America is slow.

20. biggie3d

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

That's not a razr... More like a butcher's knife.

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