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Optus and Motorola yesterday invited Australian media to the launch of a new, unnamed product on 27 October and attached a cryptic video suggesting we could see the revival of the Razr brand in smartphone form.
The video posted to YouTube by Motorola promises a "faster, thinner, smarter, stronger" phone, with its frenetic imagery showing jet fighters, rockets, brains, origami and a diamond — as well as the razor seen above — all underscored by the sound of someone panting. It takes us back to the amateur videos we endured through university.
This isn't the first we've heard about a return of the iconic Razr, if in name only. There have been suggestions of the Razr name being attached to an Android-powered smartphone, also going by the codename Spyder. If this is the same device, then you can expect a powerhouse smartphone with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera and a tasty-sounding qHD resolution Super AMOLED display.
While we'll have to wait until the 27th of October to see the handset for ourselves, the product will be announced in the US a week earlier on 18 October. So next week we should be able to provide an update, with full specs and some hands-on action from our colleagues in New York.