Motorola backtracks after 4G phone guess goof

Aug 8, 2012
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Yesterday Motorola threw up a mysterious teaser image for a smartphone on its Facebook page, encouraging users to try and guess what the handset was with some clues. Many believed that the company would be unveiling a new smartphone at the end of the week, with the primary guess being the DROID RAZR HD. Turns out it was all much ado about nothing, with the company adding a new post to say that the phone being teased is already on the market.

The original Facebook post was more than likely just an honest mistake, an attempt to drum up some interest in Motorola’s products and brand. That didn’t stop the tech community from jumping all over the news (including ourselves), but the correction should put minds at ease. There may still be a new Motorola phone on the horizon, but it looks like it won't be announced via Facebook any time soon.

Many believed that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD would finally make an appearance, which leaves us wondering if the company is ever going to announce that device, or if the Atrix HD is the best we’re going to get until Motorola’s next smartphone refresh. The Atrix HD comes with a 4.5-inch 720p display and features similar design riffs from the RAZR series such as the Kevlar weave back, although it lacks the striking angular corners.

The DROID RAZR HD, meanwhile, has been spotted several times in pictures and benchmarks, allegedly featuring a 4.6-inch 720p screen and 3,300mAh battery. Other reports have suggested that Motorola will ditch Texas Instruments’ OMAP processor in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chipset, with the phone destined for Verizon and its LTE network.


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