It is time, friends, to turn our attention away from the Apple iPhone 4S onslaught to another platform and another gadget or two. Today at 12 p.m. ET, Motorola and partner Verizon will attempt to snatch the spotlight back away from Apple and point it at as many as three new Android-based products. Motorola’s already teased us with this image of the new Razr phone. The ultra-slim Motorola Droid Razr smartphone is likely the premiere gadget at the event. Motorola may also roll out the new, thinner Xoom II 10.1-inch Android tablet and a smaller 7-inch model.
For now, all of this is conjecture. Motorola’s invite promises only “Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger.” The invites also says “the next big innovation” and not “innovations,” which could point to a single product. In that case, the Razr is almost a sure thing. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The Motorola Razr was one of the most popular cellphones on the market almost a decade ago. It was also not a smartphone and as data-centric cellphones arrived, the thin, flip phone fell out of favor. According to leaked photos, this new Razr will not fold, but will be super slim for a large-screen superphone.
While the Xoom II tablet launch now seems somewhat less likely, the Motorola’s tablet could use a boost. So far, the company has shipped less than a million units (no word on numbers sold) and it recently introduced a low-end, Wi-Fi-only, 16 GB model for just $379. That sounds attractive, but the Xoom is still struggling in the market against the Apple iPad, which has sold at least 25 million units, and both tablets face a new and formidable opponent in Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire, which arrives in November.
Verizon’s presence — not unusual for a Droid launch — also likely means that every gadget on display today will be running on the company’s super-fast LTE network.
Whatever Motorola and Verizon introduce today, Mobile Gameroids will be on the scene, live blogging and grabbing photos so you don’t miss a thing. We’ll also do our best to get up-close-and-personal with all the products the two companies unveil today
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