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Aside from some FCC filings, the Motorola XT907 has been a unknown quantity as we get closer to Moto's September 5th Verizon event. Now the details are in the open, and it's looking like the device will be called the RAZR M 4G LTE (yeah, that's a mouthful). This phone will be a small but welcome bump up from the current generation RAZR devices, but it's no RAZR HD.

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On the hardware side, the new RAZR phone will be running on a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960. That is a chip we see in a lot of devices these days, but it works very well with Qualcomm LTE radios. There will also be 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a 3MP front image sensor. There will only be 8GB of internal storage, but an SD card slot will be on-board. An NFC chip also reportedly makes its first appearance in a Motorola device. The screen is a 4.3-inch qHD (that's 960x540, not HD) Super AMOLED Advanced display. That's very similar to the screen on current RAZR phones. I suspect this is being positioned as a mid-range device.

The RAZR M 4G LTE will run Android 4.0, not Jelly Bean. That's kind of a bummer, but at least it has Moto's new Android skin, which I find much less offensive than the old version. There are on-screen buttons at the bottom, just like the Atrix HD on AT&T. The RAZR HD is still expected to be announced at the upcoming event, but this device might be coming in at a competitive price point.

[Engadget]

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  • jim

    That is an ugly razr variant

  • IanMMA

    That thing is horrific!

  • Laurence

    I'll be the first to say it: that's one of the most hideous-looking devices I've ever seen.

  • Akbar

    Looks cool!

  • moelsen8

    i feel like this is setting up a repeat of the razr/razr maxx fiasco.. especially if the razr HD is coming out soon too.

  • MooseCat

    At least it has on screen buttons instead of hard or capacitive ones.

  • mduran1023

    M for midrange, clearly.

  • John O’Connor

    come on Googlerola, wow us

  • Iucidium

    Even closer to my 'Nexus MAXX'.
    If it is real I will let Google gladly take the name.

  • master94

    Last year this would have been high end and now its a mid range phone. Tech is amazing how fast it evolves.

    • enyibinakata

      By your logic, is iPhone now mid range?

      • btod

        yes

      • itznfb

        Compared to phones being released currently and expected in the next couple months the current Gen iPhone would actually be a bottom tier phone. Free with new contract. Yet they still chard $600....

  • Freak4Dell

    Not a bad looking phone. I could do without the CF back and the on-screen buttons, but it's a Verizon phone, so it's not like I'm getting it anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/AtchisonKay KayAtchison

    Why no mentions on motorola xprt? This android phone is Fanstastic video help 7screensa soo many options i keep finding stuff i can do with it...Omg

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Meh.

  • Knlegend1

    Remember when Razr meant thin? Now Motorola is really whoring that name now lol.

  • D

    ugg, so onscreen keys is an excuse to put a carrier logo on the bottom bezel? I hope that doesn't become a trend.