The announcement of the Droid RAZR M has been a surprising breath of developmental fresh air from Motorola. Where it seems everyone else is moving to larger phones, trying to find the right blend between smartphone and tablet like the Note 2 from Samsung, the smaller size of the Droid RAZR M is delightful. The tiny (almost non-existent), bezel makes it easy to operate with one hand for those with smaller hands, the specs are better than one would expect from a "mid-line" phone, and the screen is adequate. What could make the RAZR M even better (besides a 3,300mAh "MAXX"-like battery)? How about making it a 4.5" 720P HD display? But why stop there? Let's go all-in and give us both a 720P (326ppi), HD display AND massive power. Well, that's what is now apparently rumored to be in the GoogleRola incubator.
Now, the specs aren't earth-shattering by today's standards but just a short time ago (like...yesterday LOL!), this would have been a blockbuster of a phone. Boasting a more than capable Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core Krait processor running at 1.5GHz, and supported by an Adreno 225 GPU, with 1GB of RAM, an 8GB ROM bank, and 16GB of internal storage (MicroSDHC expandable), it seems to be a well-rounded device. It is perhaps a natural transition for the M, following in what is now a long line of Droid RAZR enhancements and model generations.
See the full (rumored), specs below and you decide;
Device type: Smart phone
OS: Android (4.1) upgradeable to Android 4.2
Form Factor: Candy Bar
Weight: 5.22 OZ
Physical size: 4.5 inches
Resoultion: 720x1280 pixels
Pixel density: 326 ppi
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Talk time: 21.25 hours
Stand-by time: 15.65
Capacity: 3300 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor: Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor: Adreno 225
System memory: 1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / DDR2 / 8192 MB ROM
Built-in storage: 16gb
Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Could this phone fill a perhaps forgotten niche in the Android world, while quietly attracting marketshare from the "other" non-Android, fruit-flavored Candy Bar form factor phone? Let's hope so.