Image of Motorola XT907 for Verizon surfaces, could be mid-range RAZR

Verizon and Motorola’s RAZR lineup looks to be expanding once again. Along with the upcoming Motorola RAZR HD, a newly leaked image suggests we may be getting a mid-range model as well. Identified as the Motorola XT907 with Verizon and 4G LTE logos squarely in place, the device pictured above carries the trademark Kevlar backing of the RAZR series and a design that would mesh right in as well, though the phone takes more cues from the recently announced ATRIX HD than it does from the likes of the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX.

The model number positions the device below the original RAZR (XT912) and upcoming RAZR HD (XT926), which implies that the device will rank slightly lower in terms of hardware. Rumors place a dual-core Snapdragon S4 and qHD display as some of the expected components. Little else is known about the device at this time.

[via DroidLife]

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  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Motorola Engineer’s are out of touch with reality. The KEVLAR is a gimmick, it is useless on the back. It needs to be on the corners, where the phone usually impacts during a fall. When does a phone ever fall directly in the center back?

    • EarlyMon

      The Kevlar is acting as a heat shield for the very thin casing to protect the user’s hand. It’s marketed as a gimmick, but it’s really not.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        The phone is advertised as “made KEVLAR® strong” it mentions nothing about heat protection. There is no Viper motor under the hood, so you will not have to worry about that kind of heat.

        • http://www.facebook.com/alex.woods.5832 Alex Woods

          You sir, are an idiot.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            If you have nothing to back this “statement” then don’t say anything at all

        • EarlyMon

          Neither is it thick Kevlar – and on one early unit that our staff had that was defective, it got very, very hot indeed, so yes, it’s a concern.

          And as I mentioned, it’s marketed as a gimmick – and it’s the gimmick you’re arguing with. Ever hit Kevlar on an edge? It’s no good.

          It’s a heat shield, plain and simple. But that would scare some people for no real reason.

          Phones can easily hit 140 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit under bad conditions. Not common, but not unheard of. You wouldn’t want to have your hand right up against things – hence – Kevlar.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Kevlar is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis. Again, the Kevlar was used as a strengthening structure for the phone. If it was a heat shield, it would have been advertised as such. Give me a link where it is advertised as a heat shield.

          • EarlyMon

            There’s no such advertisement. We’ve each made our assertions, let’s shake hands, agree to disagree on this one point, and wait for another day where we’ll either agree or disagree on something else. :)

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            WOW, I was blindsided by that… Usually most want to engage in a ruthless threatening argument. And you’re right, nothing wrong with varying opinions.

          • EarlyMon

            Hey, if that sort of common sense appeals to you, come join our forums – that’s how we roll, it’s in our rules. Link is in the top banner, sort of on the left. :)

            There’s a reason we’re the oldest and largest Android user self-help forum with over a million members and we think it’s because everyone enjoys a good chat with common courtesy. :)

            If you’re already member, great – see you there!

    • schitzengigles10

      Let’s see your engineering degree

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        I don’t know how many times you have dropped a phone, but over the last 10 years, i must have dropped phones close to 100 times, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, the corners take the damage, not the center of the back. You don’t need an Engineering Degree to make logical observations.

  • TheKaz1969

    I sure hope the RAZR HD delay is to put Jelly Bean on it…

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      Motorola has fallen behind Samsung in the Innovation department.

      • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

        really? Where’s Samsung’s 3000+ MAH battery and proprietary LTE modem?

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Show me a Motorola Phone that compares to the GS3 in innovation and specs? Yes, the RAZR MAXX is the closest, but still unmatched.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            There’s nothing innovative about the GS3. It’s just another high-end device. Compared to the GS2 or any of last year’s devices it’s just got more screen and more cores. That is not what innovation means.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Have you held the GS3? It is very comfortable to hold, the design is innovating.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            What the hell is innovative about that? There are similar sized devices that are just as comfortable to hold. That aside there’s nothing innovative about paying attention to ergonomics, it’s been done. I think you’re just throwing out the word innovation without actually understanding its meaning.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I don’t think you’ve held one yet. You mad?

            EDIT: If you’ve held one, you’d know.

          • Guest

            It’s innovating.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Innovation: A new method, idea, product, etc. does not exclude design.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            Right that’s the definition, now consider the actual usage. What exactly is the new idea or method behind the GS3? Don’t worry I’ll wait…

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            location of physical home button, location of rear speaker, screen size, exterior shape & curves, build quality, battery quality, NFC, front speaker grill design, software enhancements, rolling out to ALL carriers around the world, these are just a few. YOU obviously HATE the GS3, so no matter what i say, you will disagree. SO, in this case, lets agree to disagree. But, even though there are these positives about the GS3, I still like the G-Nexus more because of the Vanilla experience.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            None of that is innovative…

            physical home button – what exactly is new about that or it’s location? Samsung’s been doing it for years and it started out as iphone mimicry…
            Location of rear speaker – not new either, nor is it important, why you brought it up I don’t even know
            Screen size – been done before as well
            NFC – Nokia had this in a phone back in like 2005
            All carriers – All of them? EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IN EVERY COUNTRY? You wanna double check that and provide a link? in any case that might be the best you’ve got so far

            And no I don’t hate the GS3, I just don’t have to make up fake reasons to like it. It’s a great device, it is not innovative, those are the facts, deal with them.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Ok

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I’m not in love with the GS3, i prefer the G-Nex instead of the GS3. Another INNOVATIVE phone.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            Yeah, as innovative as a blown up Nexus S can be, which is not very much at all.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I don’t use S-voice, it’s a gimmick. But so is SIRI, how many people do you know that ACTUALLY use Siri on a daily basis. Speaking to your phone in front of strangers is not desirable for obvious reasons such as privacy.

          • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

            never said it wasn’t a gimmick

    • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

      I wouldn’t bet on it

    • Marsg

      nah they are prob delaying it to try and fit more bezel on it

  • pupu

    Fail

  • rockstar323

    I know it’s hard to tell with nothing to compare it too but it looks like it’s smaller, possible 3.7 to 4 inch screen.

  • Butters619

    Moto stop with the mid range phones! Just stop. Trust me.

  • http://twitter.com/Patfactorx David Pat

    I think people would be pretty happy with a free RAZR on contract.

  • Jeff Metzger

    Can they stop making mid-range phones? Just sell the current razor as a mid-range when they release the new one. Apple is still selling the 3Gs!