Motorola’s next Razr ‘leaks’ online
New legal strategy: ugly won’t get you sued?
Yet another round of Motorola Droid Razr HD prototype-leak rumours has been kicked off by a post to the XDA forums, picked up by Android Headlines.
With the phone having passed FCC approvals, it might almost seem that the leaks are a pre-launch marketing campaign by Motorola, with the latest pics showing a 4G logo that associates the phone with Verizon.
Android fans are still arguing over whether the Ice Cream Sandwich-based phone will have a 2500 mAh or 3300 mAh battery, but it’s agreed that the Droid Razr HD will have a 720 pixel screen, and most sources seem to put the US price in the $199-$299 range under contract.
Earlier this month, Droid-Life reported that the Droid Razr HD will use a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and on-screen capacitive buttons.
If it's not a hoax, this is what the back of Razr Droid HD will
look like, according to the XDA forum post leaking the image.
However, what’s most striking about the phone is the diamond-patterned Kevlar back, which has Android fans divided about whether it’s “cool” or “bizarre”. El Reg would suppose that it’s what happens when lawyers have to oversee design departments: “what’s a design that Apple can’t possibly think was copied from the iPhone?”
Unfortunately for Motorola, the phone still appears to be broadly-rectangular, a shape which we all now know certain corporate residents of Cupertino invented long before Euclid started fooling with geometry.
720 pixel screen?
Is that 32*24 or 36*20? I'm not sure either option is a good choice...
I like the back
It looks grippy and easy to hold but then I don't really care what the back of the phone looks like because funnily enough, I'd be looking at the front of it most often.
That said, I won't be replacing my phone for at least another 8 months, so by then it'll probably be painfully obsolete, regardless of how good it is.
Re: 720 pixel screen?
My very first mobile phone was an Alcatel OneTouch View db, back in 2000. It had a 96 x 64 display(*), so the various (and not all correct: 32x24 is 768 - you meant 30x24) 720-pixel combinations aren't totally out-of-line.
For a 13-year-old phone, that is...
(*) Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_ot_view_db-28.php