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When last we heard from the RAZR HD, it was posing for blurry cam shots. The new Motorola device, which is rumored to be packing a 13MP camera, LTE, and a mega 3,300 mAh battery, has gone through the FCC's fine-tooth comb and come out the other side. According to the filings, the device, which we know uses the code name XT926, is packing CDMA bands (800/1900), so we can likely expect this device to land on Verizon before too long. The FCC documents also confirm the device will join the NFC-carrying ranks currently inhabited by many of the headlining Android heavyweights.

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Not much else is known about this device, aside from the fact that Motorola is still insisting on keeping its all-caps brand from the last era of phones around. It's also unclear at the point if the new management at Motorola has had a chance to take effect, particularly in the area of getting those nasty locked bootloaders unlocked. Time will tell.

Source: FCC

Thanks, Paul!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • ProductFRED

    Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR 2 4G LTE HD Developer Edition

    in white.

    • fixxmyhead

      i seriously wouldnt be surprised at this point. i mean everbody called it when they said an HD version would follow

  • Sqube

    As long as they're still locking those bootloaders, they're going to stay at the bottom of the list of devices that I would spend money on.

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      Don't buy Verizon (or AT&T). Problem solved! :D

      • fixxmyhead

        it should be dont buy verizon or sprint. cdma sucks. sprint for the obviuos reasons of a slow network

        • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

          Which network are you on?

          I live in the UK, but from knowledge, the best US network based on LTE coverage and phones available seems to be Verizon.

          • fixxmyhead

            im on tmobile USA but yea u are correct verizon has the best coverage but i dont care about LTE, tmobiles HSPA+42 is good enough for me and pretty fast too also i dont wanna bend over and get raped by verizon

          • Carlos Escobedo

            The raping is true if you dont have unlimited data. If you do verizon lte beats tmobiles hspa hands down.

          • fixxmyhead

            yea but as long as stuff loads fast without buffering then i really dont care if LTE is faster

  • http://twitter.com/dark_funk dark_funk

    I'm sure the bootloader will be locked. They locked the SGS3, FFS.

  • lol

    svdo? so it supports simultaneous voice/data over 3g just like the thunderbolt did. that's cool.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I think you'll see most modern CDMA phones starting to come out with SV-DO. The Galaxy S III, EVO LTE, and pretty much everything else that came out on Sprint this year does SV-DO. But yeah, that's a huge plus.

  • BrianLipp

    if the rumors of this device are true, which is basically a RAZR MAXX with a better screen and an S4, put stock JB on it and that would be a BEAST device. Locked bootloader or unlocked, i wouldnt care, i would come back Moto. But, itll have Blur, so meh. I just hope the 5 Nexus phone rumors are true and Moto makes one

    • Joe Mama

      It seems u are not very familiar with "Blur" these days...it has the least customization of all of the other manufacturers. My stock Razr Maxx w/ICS is the closest to stock UI than any other custom UI from any other manufacturer.

  • donnydon

    I have a RAZR MAXX..... you can see NO REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE UPGRADE from this to the Samsung S3.... And you will see no performance upgrade on the Droid HD. Its all about the OS and LTE. An HD screen on a phone....ummm for what?

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      Computing has always been about resolution and the sharpness of an image - mobile is no different. A HD screen is something that an OEM or carrier can sell, because HD has very good connotations.

      For the record: it's not actually HD, because that'd be 1080p; this is 720p, which from what I understand (an I'm by no way a resolution expert), is like a second stage HD - not quite as good as full HD (1080p), but still good.

      • Benjamin Sicard

        1280 by 720 and 1920 by 1080 are both officially considered to be high definition resolutions.

        • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

          As I said, both HD - but 720p seems like 'second stage' HD, which 1090p is better, because it has a higher res, obviously.

          • Cheeseball

            HD - 720p
            FullHD - 1080p

          • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

            That's exactly what I mean. Full vs 'just HD'.

          • sky stanojevic

            FULL HD is 1920 by 1080p and 720p is just HD ... SUB HD is 480p crap n so forth..

          • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

            See below for comment.

    • Knlegend1

      Real World for the average consumer which is not bad at all and I agree with you 100%. I love ICS on my Razr and it makes it feel like a brand new phone. I actually really love this phone and have customized it to the point where I don't want to get rid of it. LTE isn't that big of a deal to me. I usually turn it off because my 3G is still so damn good. To the android community who does extra stuff with their phone, S3 and HD is a big deal to them. The S4 chip is a night and day difference. I've played with the S3 and the screen does look great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329514939 Jason Scott

    Did I miss something? Wireless a/b/g, no "n"?

    • Blasmonk

      The RF exposure documents on the FCC site include results for 802.11n (both 2.4 and 5 GHz) so I think that was just a typo.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    It isn't Moto's fault their having to lock their phones...it's Verizon.

    The international versions of these phones (RAZR, RAZR Maxx etc) are bootloader unlocked, or at least they can be bootloader unlocked.

    It's disappointing on Verizon's part though ;(

  • Blasmonk

    According to one of the FCC documents (Exhibit 11 RF Exposure Info 1, page 22), this will have a non-removable 2530 mAh battery. So much for the 3300 mAh rumors.

  • Koolbrader

    Does this have GSM support for the UK and other contries?

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