The Motorola Spyder – A screen to behold

The Motorola Spyder – A screen to behold

Motorola have been in the news recently for being bought over by Google, and not for what they should have been for – for mobile phones. That changes today, and we’re glad because this phone looks incredibly mouth watering, and you’ll believe us once we lay down the specs below. We must add though, that rumors point to this phone being a next-gen refresh of the Motorola RAZR, the most famous and popular Motorola have ever made (like really, everyone used to carry a RAZR back in the day!). For now this is being called the Motorola Spyder, but it might be called the Droid RAZR or Droid HD (unconfirmed as of now but all signs point to yes).

The big draw of the phone here is the screen, which is the first phone to ever feature a qHD (quarter HD) AMOLED display. Add to that that the screen’s 4.3-inches and features a resolution of 960 x 540. While it may only pack 256 ppi (pixels per inch) as compared to the iPhone 4’s 330 ppi, you can guarantee the qHD + AMOLED combination will be a powerful combination. TO top it off, the screen is made out of Gorilla Glass (meaning it’s literally scratch proof) and it’s Kevlar casing with a splash-guard coating! Clearly this is tough enough to withstand a bullet (we suggest you never, never try this. Ever).


It a 4G LTE variant for you speed demons, and it also packs a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and image stabilization, and an apparent ‘HD’ Front Facing Camera which has us curious as to how many megapixel’s a Front Facing Camera needs to have to be ‘HD’. It will obviously be running Android (but with Moto’s Webtop environment with several custom docks and a version of the Lapdock laptop-lite dock), although the Android version might be either Gingerbread or Ice-cream sandwich. This phone looks to be the complete package, and we can assure you it will probably be as good as it sounds. Maybe even better.

No word in pricing or availability yet, but we’ll update the page once the details leak. Oh, and just so you crave it more – expect it to be thinner than the iPhone 4.

Source: The Verge 

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