05
Sep
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Everyone's favorite Twitter tipster has just dropped some interesting (and disappointing) images on us. For those of you hoping for bezel-free display on a Motorola phone, you may be in for a bit of a wait if this is all Motorola is planning on releasing today. The image shows us two Verizon-bound Motorola devices and, well... they look about the same as most other Motorola devices. The two devices appear to be images of the very-very-soon-to-be-announced RAZR M and RAZR HD.

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The only thing we can know for sure is that they're headed to Verizon. If the giant red Droid eyes weren't a dead giveaway, the Verizon logo is. Beyond that we don't have any interesting details. However, @evleaks dropped some shots of the Lumia yesterday and was dead on. The image was tweeted with the message "No edge-to-edge displays today." As our own Ron Amadeo pointed out, while Bloomberg speculated that we might see an edge-to-edge display on the 5th, the event on the 18th is much more likely. We may still see an edge-to-edge display at some point, but it looks like that day isn't today.

Source: @evleaks

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

    These are the RAZR M and the RAZR HD. There's still hope for edge-to-edge for the event on the 18th.

    • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

      Actually, you are looking at an "edge-to-edge" screen.
      Check out at the description of the RAZR M:
      http://i.imgur.com/C1FPd.jpg

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

        Well... that'd be silly if they think that's edge-to-edge. My EVO LTE is edge-to-edge too in that case.

      • targthy

        That just says the 4.3" screen is measured from edge to edge. Not saying the screen is "edge-to-edge."

        • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

          It says spanning edge-to-edge, not measured edge-to-edge. Interpret as you wish, but the word "spanning" indicates a distance - in this case, a distance going from one edge to another. The screen is clearly the subject so I take it to mean that the screen is, indeed, going from edge-to-edge.

          • Matthew Fry

            of the screen... which... is usually how screens are measured. Who measures a screen not from the edge?

          • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

            Uh, everyone... Screens are measured corner-to-corner not edge-to-edge.
            http://i.imgur.com/0owJt.jpg

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          Except that would be false. A 4.3" screen is not measured edge-to-edge, it's measured corner-to-corner. And even if that is what they meant, and they were planning a true edge-to-edge display, it would be beyond ridiculous to use that same term to describe a phone that didn't have the feature in addition to a phone that does.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

        Out of curiosity, where'd you get this image? If that is, indeed, what Motorola thinks counts as "edge-to-edge", then this going to be a severe disappointment.

        • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

          Droid-Life posted it on Twitter early this morning.

      • fixxmyhead

        "edge to edge" FAIL. not that i care for these garbage phones anyways

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

    I know everyone is going to start bashing Motorola for making 'the same phone' over and over, but I like it. Motorola makes solid phones, and I like their new design direction with on screen navigation buttons. Sure, there's ways to improve but I think they're headed in the right direction.

    • fixxmyhead

      i bet ur a verizon customer

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

        I'm Canadian. Those devices will never reach our market anyways. The closest we get are the Razr V and Atrix HD LTE.

        • fixxmyhead

          u probably will. if im not mistaken theres a gsm razr (not the V)version for canada.

    • Matthew Fry

      I bet you like Apple :-P They've made the same phone 7 times.

  • lbrfabio

    I guess we'll have to wait for the motorolaintel event

  • CrapulenceLuge69
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

    Bah.

  • UmangKedia

    Well, If these are the phones Motorola is going to announce tomorrow, I would better switch to Lumia 920 with far better design and a better software.

  • Taylor Hunt

    I want to see the next Nexus!

    • John

      Keep dreaming =/

  • http://visionaforethought.wordpress.com/ Oflife

    It is always interesting to observe how in the US, there is no concern about aesthetics. Here in the UK portion of Europe, no one, and I mean no one, would be seen dead with any brand of device with that awful carrier logo plastered across the front. When are Verizon going to hire a top designer to create something that doesn't stand out like a sore thumb? Those Motos are quite nice in real life and their beauty, like the iPhone, should be allowed to show without being spoiled.

    • Aaron

      We have black sharpies in the U.S. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    MEHtorola

    • Scott

      Trying too hard.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        I would say Motorola aren't trying hard enough ;)