Spyder 2

Just when you finally think you may have decided which device is right for you, we throw another one into the mix. The guys over at This is my Next have been sent some images of an unannounced Motorola device that is apparently named the Motorola Spyder. What makes this device any different than any of the others you are probably wondering, so let's take a look at the specs.

The Motorola Spyder is said to have a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, this would be the first time we have ever seen this, and will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. In addition it will rock an 8MP camera on the back, a "HD" front facing camera, and 1GB of RAM. Which carrier this device is destined to launch for is still unknown, could this be the first big AT&T 4G LTE device, or yet another in the Verizon selection?

Update - They have received another tip from a trusted source who has had hands-on time with the device and the About screen of the device reveals it to be the Droid RAZR. With the "Droid" branding that pretty much leaves us knowing that it will be heading Verizon's way, but the question now is when?

Source: This is my Next

There are 54 comments

jediman says:


NCX says:

This was leaked a while back as the "DROID HD" when it was spotted in the wild beside a Bionic

dcdevito says:

It's amazing how fast these keep coming out. Maybe we should start leasing phones.

mezmryz03 says:

Best idea I've heard in a while. Verizon could make a killing turning around phones. Obviously manufacturers would hate it, but maybe there's a way to make it work.

DaGODFather says:

This is the best looking Motorola phone I've seen thus far!(IMO). Its got good specs if its true and I bet this one will go to Verizon.

DaGODFather says:

and a HD front facing camera...that's HUGE!!!

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

They made this device pretty neat. They did not put the hd display to conserve battery. I love the HD front facing camara in it :)

dcdevito says:

The specs also indicate w metal chassis with kevlar casing - it looks to be very durable like a Motorola phone should be. I found the Bionic to be very light and made of cheap plastic. The X, X2 and D3 however (IMO) were the last of the great build quality phones

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

droid x and droidx2 have the best build quality and they are very thing as well :)

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

You forgot droid 2 and droid. I agreed with you the bionic build quality is not good.

XavierMatt says:

Totally I just hope it does not have that horrid Skin that moto puts on their devices. So tired of that. Let it run stock. That G2X isss so fast. Faster than my sensation. If this phone was that fast or faster I would be a happy man. I really want to know what a QHD Super AMOLED screen looks like. Close to iPhoes display or better? I guess we will see.

Then again why not hold off till ICS. Pointless to buy a new phone right now.

balthuszar says:

most of the phones coming out about now are going to get updated to ICS so why pointless?

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

the moto devices will get the updates pretty soon

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

i agree with you but i still feel the photon has the best design of all moto devices :)

dcdevito says:

Thisismynext reported that in the About section it was listed as "Droid RAZR" - perhaps that's VZW's version.

Guido099 says:

This or the Nexus, which ever hits VZW first will replace my OG!

d-backs1#AC says:

The nexus will launch first this most likely wont launch until dec at the earliest I would think and most likely not until early next year.

kevlars9 says:

Is Samsung now lending out it's super amoled screens? Because I didn't think anyone else had that screen technology.

spartan1308 says:

I wouldn't be surprised if they are selling their first gen Super Amoled but maintaining exclusivity on Super Amoled Plus and the newer higher res screens on their own phones. Samsung has been a parts supplier for several others including Apple for certain things.

d-backs1#AC says:

But it says qhd super amoled which would not be the first gen super amoled screens since they do not have that resolution.

spartan1308 says:

True. Good point. Not first gen but since they have 720p and 1280x800 on some upcoming devices, qHD would not be their most advanced and newest tech.

rayosx32 says:

I would have preferred Spyder... RAZR is gonna make pple look twice...

bjn714 says:

This better hit about the same time as the Vigor and the Droid Nexus Prime Samsung Phone Thingie With ICS and A Super Long Name By Verizon (in an attempt to compete with the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch by Sprint).

All three of these devices make the Bionic look like last year's news. Not sure which would be the device of choice now...

Moto build quality is amazing (most droids, anyway).
HTC is easy to hack to pieces.
Samsung has great screens and may get ICS first. They are cheap and plasticy feeling though.

"All three of these devices make the Bionic look like last year's news"

That's cause it is last years news *Cough*Atrix*Cough*

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

The bionic will still be future proof. This is another choice for the moto fanboys like me :)

area223 says:

Just my two cents. Isn't a Super AMOLED screen, show in pictures or in person when the phone is off, black? Look at your Samsung device that's Super AMOLED when it's off. The screen is black on almost every single angle.

hapbeeboy says:

that's just a render of the device, check the actual device pics out here. . .Engadget

looks pretty black to me. . .not trying to start an argument, just wanted to clarify. Cheers!

xpsbrenden says:

this thing looks ugly

pixelslave says:

Super AMOLED = PenTile again?

moosc says:

Non removable battery side loading sim side loading SD or no SD support

bb6h22lude says:

sounds like an iphone lol

Animus_3.0 says:

I will not be happy until there is a phone with a qHD Gorilla Super Amoled Plus 3D HD Retina Virtual Reality display. Or QHDGSAP3DHDRVR display for short.

Masheen says:

It's showing the power button above the volume rocker on the right side...Oh Geez

Xephik says:

The name alone will cause this thing to dominate everything on Verizon. The RAZR name is universally known

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Moto is very smart :)

four_zero40 says:

Is it Super Amoled PLUS? Because regular Super Amoled uses up a lot of battery.

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

it will be amoled but it will not consume a lot of batteries like sammy devices

Johnly says:

Waiting, lol. The end of waiting has arrived early for me, ha! There is nothing about this device that makes me think I made a mistake with the bionic. Love those Samsung menu buttons in the picture roflmao! Motorola Dominion in this house.

icebike says:

could this be the first big AT&T 4G LTE device,

Does AT&T have ANY phones with a front facing camera other than an iPhone? Last time I looked they didn't.

Stonecold says:

Yes. The infuse.

Richillion says:

The atrix , infuse, and sgs2

..And the SE Xperia Play.

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

lol you are a tool :) atrix has front facing camara

kinster02 says:

Standby for the revival of the Startac.

Hmm,the Droid StarTac ?!


This looks so much like my sons LG Dare, lol. Just bigger of coarse.

trebores says:

My guess is that this won't hit until late Q4 or early Q1 2012. It seems Verizon launches its flagship Droid once a quarter and the Bionic is it for late Q3/early Q4. However with the rumored prime and ICS rumors, who knows where this will land in the lineup. The rumored Razr name would indicate flagship to me.. but who knows.

ISS2 says:

I know variety is the spice of life, but this is getting out of hand, lol.

IceDree says:

- will it stop a bullet?

Floss82 says:

Gosh Verizon love there Motorola phones ugh

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

why not they have proven they are the best. Droid best selling droid, razor best selling flip phone in the world :) it told 130 millions copies. Droid x destroyed everybody 2010 and 2011 bionic will be the king. The track record speaks by itself

Oh look, it's the GSII from 6 months ago with different, uglier hardware. UGH. I'm really getting a low opinion of Motorola nowadays.
My Xoom is slow (can't really use live wallpaper, start up takes forever and a day, etc.) and returned the Bionic due to too many glitches. Get your stuff together Moto. Samsung is the King of the hill nowadays.

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Negative, Moto always be the king then Sammy

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Moto did it again :) This device its so cute and powerful :) I am getting this one