Rumor: Blue Motorola DROID RAZR? Thanks but no Thanks, Verizon
Want to know what makes mad? I’ll tell ya. The Motorola DROID RAZR makes my blood boil. Want to know why? Well, for starters, the news that hit Android Authority earlier this morning claims that there might be a blue RAZR popping up on Verizon shelves on May 18th. Now, you’re probably wondering why this news would piss me off, right? Well, let me explain.
The DROID RAZR turned out to be one of the most disappointing, and in my opinion, over-hyped phones of 2011. We all know how Big Red likes to dump a ton of coin into its marketing ventures, and hey — they usually do a great job with it. In fact, a large amount of Android’s success can be credited to Verizon’s initial DROID campaign. Remember, back when the G1 was first introduced on T-Mobile, there was definitely not as big of a buzz as there was when VZW chimed in. With the DROID RAZR though, I feel like the entire world was cheated, especially those who were unfortunate enough to have actually dropped their hard earned cash to pick one up.
There’s plenty of reasons why the RAZR fell flat on its face, most namely is the device’s wretched battery life. The Corning Gorilla Glass and kevlar backing that were supposed to make the device so strong and sturdy has failed two of my co-workers already after minor drops, and there’s still no word on when the damn thing is going to get Ice Cream Sandwich.
Then, to make matters worse, Moto drops the RAZR MAXX with all the extra battery life that the original should have had in the first place just a few months after the original was released. Way to keep your customers happy, guys. Oh, and then there’s already talk of yet another RAZR device — the DROID RAZR HD — on the horizon, but to my knowledge, nothing has been confirmed about that yet.
So, back to my original topic. Do we REALLY need another DROID RAZR without any change in specs? According to our source, it will most likely still be 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, a dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, 16 GB of on-board memory and a 1,780 mAh battery. And no — no Ice Cream Sandwich here either. Still Android 2.3, so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Verizon and Motorola, if there is any truth to this, I beg you — please cut this garbage out and start delivering what your customers actually want and deserve. Enough with the watered-down devices and all their shades of the rainbow.
Readers, your thoughts?