Motorola DROID RAZR GSM Variant Seen at FCC

October 27, 2011
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Incredibly thin and powerful, the Motorola DROID RAZR was spotted making the rounds at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its regulatory tests and certification.  The device, however, appears to be the non-LTE variant, as it happens to sport radios for GSM and WCDMA bands commonly associated with AT&T’s network.

The device has been given FCC ID IHDP56ME2, although that does not say much about whether the device, in fact, is the Motorola DROID RAZR.  The telling clue is revealed in one line that speaks of the tested device’s battery part number: SNN5899A, which is the same part number for the Motorola DROID RAZR’s non-removable, 1800-mAh battery.

Source: FCC

Considering it’s a true GSM version of the DROID RAZR itself, the phone will likely be thinner. Devices that don’t include an LTE radio are much smaller, sleeker, and lighter compared to devices that support that feature. Measuring 7.1 mm in depth at its thinnest point, this could be Motorola’s sleek way of introducing its next generation devices.

Based on the info from FCC documents, it seems that the Motorola DROID RAZR won’t be exclusively released on Verizon, since a GSM version also appears heading to AT&T.  No official word yet on whether AT&T will rebrand the device, but the most likely possibility is that it will drop the DROID brand from the name and call the device simply the Motorola RAZR.  “DROID” is a brand exclusively used by Verizon.

With Verizon and AT&T having their own share of the powerful Motorola RAZR, there’s no reason to switch to another network, as both phones are identically the same and packed with identical the features–except for the LTE and GSM variation. The Motorola DROID RAZR is slated for release in early November, but preorders have already started today.

 

 

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