Aug 7th, 2012

Motorola has taken to Facebook to tease its customers about a forthcoming announcement for a new smartphone. Their post asks you to play the guessing game: which new smartphone has the power of 4G LTE?

Well, we already know Verizon is planning to launch the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, an HD rendition of their super thin phone from last year. Motorola is also planning to release the same phone overseas and in Canada sans DROID branding, but the 4G LTE bit indicates this is probably only going to be an announcement for the American version.

This is the only major smartphone we can think of that would make Motorola tease us this way. Fortunately the wait for an official word won’t be long: they’ve promised to make a “big reveal” come Friday. What do you think it is? [Facebook]

[Update]: some users have brought to light a very interesting question: are we even sure they’re teasing a new device? Motorola doesn’t mention the “big reveal” will be a new smartphone.

It could be that they’re simply playing a guessing game to drive Facebook interaction and the “big reveal” could end up being a smartphone that has already been announced.

It’s needless to say that we’d be largely disappointed if Motorola was just having a little fun. But perhaps they shouldn’t be using words like “big reveal,” should they? That makes it sound like there’s something we have yet to see.

The only way to know for sure is if we stick around to Friday. PS: they’ll be dropping clues every day until this “big reveal” so hopefully we have a more clear idea of what they’re doing here before we wake up with copious amounts of egg on our faces. [Thanks Josh!]

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