Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 6, 2012 at 03:30 pm

Highlights from Yesterday’s Motorola Event

It isn’t everyday that you have two major tech events in the same city. First Nokia and Microsoft started the day with their Windows Phone event. They were then followed by Motorola’s On Display event with Google and Verizon.

Motorola’s event kicked off with Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt revealing some updated stats on Android: 1.3 million daily activations, 70,000 of those being tablets, to bring a total install base of 480 million Android devices. Now these are some impressive figures, to say the least!

Three new devices were announced by Motorola:

Droid RAZR HD

Motorola Droid RAZD HD

Features include:

  • 4.7″ high-res Super AMOLED display
  • Dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2,500mAh battery offering 16 hour of talk time
  • 16GB storage space
  • 8 Megapixel camera

Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Same specs as Droid RAZR HD, plus:

  • 3300mAh battery offering 21 hours of talk time, 27 hours music of playback or 10 hours of video playback over LTE
  • 32GB storage space

Droid RAZR M

Motorola Droid RAZD M

Budget phone with pretty decent specs including:

  • 4.3″ screen
  • Dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • 8GB storage space

All three devices will be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The RAZR M is now available for preorder for $99 (on contract, obviously). There is no word on the prices or release dates of the other two devices, except that they will be available “before the holidays.”

Unlocked Devices

Motorola Mobility’s new CEO Dennis Woodside announced that special Developer Editions of these devices will be made available to the enthusiast community, without any security lockdown restrictions (read: unlocked bootloaders).

Jelly Bean Updates

There was also word on the upgrade status of the current devices. It was announced that most of Motorola’s devices released in 2011 and 2012 will get Jelly Bean ‘soon’. There will be some slow devices that simply won’t cut it to run JB suitably but we’ve got good news for their owners too – they will be compensated with a $100 credit towards their next Motorola device purchase. Now that’s building customer loyalty done right.

Here is a full video of the event:

At the end of the event, all the lucky attendees were given RAZR M phones.


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