Motorola XT890, rumored to pack 2GHz Intel processor, breaks bread with the FCC

Motorola XT890, rumored to pack 2GHz Intel processor, breaks bread with the FCC
The Motorola DROID RAZR M, with its edge-to-edge screen, launched on Monday via Verizon. But the Motorola XT890 just visited the FCC and that phone is purportedly the global variant of the phone, the Motorola RAZR M. Speculation is that the global variant of the Motorola DROID RAZR M will be powered by a 2GHz CPU and have a screen with resolution of 540 x 897. AT&T's frequencies connect to the 2G/3G radios on the device and Android 4.0.4 is installed.

While there is no word in the FCC documentation concerning LTE, there is some talk about the device running dual-band Wi-Fi. Also missing is any indication about NFC support on the phone. While nothing has been said or even hinted at, there is some reason to believe that this device will be the Intel powered Motorola model to be introduced September 18th in London. Why? Well, all of the promotional material for the event focuses on Motorola taking you to 'The Edge'. And what new Motorola model has an edge-to-edge screen? You got it.

The Motorola XT890 also ran through the GLBenchmark site where we were able to find out about the resolution of the display and the 2GHz CPU. Looks like Motorola has something soon for power users outside of the states.

source: FCC



1. wendygarett unregistered

Bye iPhone 5 Hello moto :D

2. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

2ghz? Pshaw my pentium 1 is like 3mhz.....oh wait...

6. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

My Pentium 166 can play Roller Coaster Tycoon. Beat that.

9. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

my 386 is on that 66mhz status while pushin 64mb of RAM Runs the original Prince of Persia at 2fps ;)

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

Why will a phone with such a high-speed processor feature a low res-screen. Something's not right.

13. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I imagine that both companies are trying to keep risks and costs low at first as Intel enters (fairly) uncharted territory and they work out the kinks in the system. With introducing an entirely new, and by the looks of it, very unique processor, there is a lot on the back end to get done. My guess is taking it easy until they are more confident with the hardware/software combo, first impressions with a phone that lags big time will be no good.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, this is interesting considering the previous Intel devices that were benchmarked were clocked at 1.6 Ghz. I am still hoping that this turns out to be a dual-core CPU. If a single-core Intel processor is able to keep up with dual-core TIs, then I can only imagine a dual-core processor (clocked higher, mind you) could definitely keep up with the new quad-core processors being released.

10. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

maybe single core with hyperthreading =D

5. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Weird resolution Must be qHD with some cut for on-screen buttons

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

That's actually exactly what it is, as you can see by the picture. The XT890 is just the global version of the RAZR M which we have already seen this past week.

8. mxion

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2012


11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

mine very first PC had 1.7gh only with 256mb of ram

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

The PC I first worked is 80286 with 20MB HDD (Yes, HardDisk and NOT RAM) That 20MB HDD is partitioned to 2 Drives and that 10MB second drive is used for Backup...

15. Ragnarockd

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

would be great to see the day when intel comes out with a quad core cpu with turbo boosting tech and hyper threading and producing a beast of a smartphone. Well they are keeping it safe and slow atm.....

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is the same Medfield they already have in phones, just clocked higher. Possibly with a newer PowerVR GPU. Interesting..can't wait for the battery test

17. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

540 x 897 ?? Really?

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