Oct 10 AT 10:12 AM Sean Riley 26 Comments

Motorola and Verizon event coming October 18; Droid RAZR (HD) incoming


This may not be the announcement many of us were waiting for, but Motorola and Verizon have decided to step into the breach with an event of their own.

Next Tuesday in New York, they will be taking the wraps off some new hardware that, as you can see from the invitation, will be “Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger.” (Great, now I’ve got Kanye and Daft Punk stuck in my head.)

Fortunately for us, Motorola and Verizon apparently didn’t feel like being too tricky and left the name of the invite as “spyderlaunchinvite.jpg.” As you will no doubt remember, this was yet another code name for the Droid RAZR (Droid HD).

Specs for this phone leaked late last month and, if accurate, will certainly position it as the top dog on Verizon, for now anyway.

Droid RAZR (Droid HD)

  • 4.3-inch 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED display
  • Unspecified dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and image stabilization
  • “HD” front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Gorilla Glass and Kevlar casing with splash-guard coating
  • Webtop support and Lapdock accessories
  • 4G LTE

We didn’t get the thickness, but if you take a look at the images from our post in August that featured the Droid RAZR side-by-side with the Bionic, you’ll see that it is much more compact. The Droid RAZR is certainly a bit of a puzzling addition to the lineup so soon after the launch of the Droid Bionic, but we all know the Bionic was launched several months after intended.

If you enjoy a bit of flashy advertising that doesn’t show you anything about the product, then Motorola made the teaser below especially for you.

Any Motorola fans out there excited for this new addition to the Droid family and not particularly worried about what Samsung and Google have in store?

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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