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Motorola Droid RAZR HD Launch Date: What Not to Expect



Yesterday, we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Motorola Droid RAZR HD launch date and now, it’s time to dig into what not to expect from Motorola and Verizon’s event in New York City on September 5th.

Motorola and Verizon have announced an event, set to take place on September 5th. And while the companies remain mum on what’s going to be announced on the date, we have reason to believe it’s going to be the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and the Droid RAZR M.

Both devices have been heavily rumored in recent days and Motorola’s tag line for the event says “On Display” which seems to point to the Droid RAZR HD which will have a 720p high-definition display.

Read: Motorola Droid RAZR HD Features: What Not to Expect.


A look at what not to expect from Motorola and Verizon’s event.

The Motorola Droid RAZR HD is speculated to have a large display, possibly 4.6-inches in size, a Kevlar back and design like the previous Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, a large 2,530 mAh battery, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and of course, the ability to connect to Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE network.

None of that is confirmed of course but several leaks have pegged those as being the specifications.

As or its release date, we’ve heard that the Droid RAZR HD release date will come in October or November and while we don’t know if that’s the case for sure, we made some predictions about what and what not to expect from the device’s release date.

In the meantime, we want to take a closer look at Motorola’s launch event itself and make some predictions about what not to expect from the show where the Droid RAZR HD will likely make its debut.


As we’ve said before, Motorola launch events, in the past, have been pretty dull. Those who plan on watching it on the live stream that Motorola is sure to provide may end up putting it on in the background to listen. They are usually very straightforward without any real surprises.


Don’t expect much in terms of surprises.

Building on that, we also don’t expect the event to provide much excitement for those who have been waiting for this device and that’s because the device and the Droid RAZR M for that matter have already leaked out so completely that there isn’t much room left for surprise for consumers.

So unless Motorola did a great job of hiding the real devices, we don’t expect much in terms of surprise once September 5th rolls around.

One Device

It’s clear that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD will likely be joined by the Droid RAZR M at the event. And while the Droid RAZR HD will likely be the focal point, the Droid RAZR M and its $149.99 price tag will likely be appealing to those that want a quality smartphone but don’t want to pay the big bucks.


Don’t expect the Droid RAZR M to launch alone.

The Droid RAZR M will likely sport a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a qHD resolution and ColorBoost technology. The Droid RAZR M will also use a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and it will have 4G LTE connectivity.

It’s also rumored to be coming with an 8MP rear camera, 3MP front-facing camera, global roaming capabilities, and Gorilla Glass 2.

The Spotlight

Speaking of sharing the spotlight, the event itself will be sharing the spotlight with another big launch event that’s also taking place on the East Coast.

Nokia and Microsoft will be hosting an event on September 5th where they will likely be showing off at least one upcoming Windows Phone 8 Lumia device.


The Nokia Lumia Phi is rumored for a September 5th launch.

Windows Phone 8 represents Microsoft’s most ambitious mobile effort since Windows Phone 7 and it will be adding support for dual-core processors and HD displays for WP8 hardware.

It’s unclear why Motorola chose to launch these devices on the same day as Microsoft and Nokia but what is clear is that the new Droid RAZRs will be sharing the spotlight with Windows Phone 8 and Lumia.

Specific Release Date

Those who are looking for a specific release date for these devices shouldn’t expect one to arrive. The Droid RAZR M may get one, since it’s a mid-range device but the Droid RAZR HD will likely get a release window like “coming weeks” or “Q4” or October or November.

Motorola has a penchant for doing this with its smartphones, especially if the announcement comes long before its planned release date.

Like we said, Motorola event’s are usually void of surprises and this event should be no different.

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