Rumor: Motorola RAZR3 Vxx "Ruby" in the works

There’s an interesting rumor floating around various mobile message boards. And, judging from the past performace of the posters, they are likely to be true.

It seems that in addition to their  multimedia flagship Alexander/ZN12, Motorola is also working on the next successor to their RAZR series, codenamed “Ruby”.

It will be  called… you guessed right – Motorola RAZR 3 Vxx (not sure what numbers will be for the x’ses).

MotoRAZR 3 design will include metallic body and overall size somewhat smaller then current RAZR 2 V9. The front screen will have 6 customizable touch hotspots for quick application access.

(sorry, it's just a rendereing, don't have a picture yet)

(sorry, it's just my rendering, don't have a picture yet)

Motorola RAZR3 specsheet should include:

  • 3G HSDPA connectivity
  • 5 megapixel camera  with autofocus and LED flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-Fi

And, here’s the interesting part.

Motorola RAZR3 will be based on Symbian UIQ  3.3 platform, with strong customization by Motorola.

The current software customization for Motorola “Ruby” is still pretty buggy, but it should be improved soon. After that “Ruby” software baseline will be used to produce several additional phones in clamshell, candybar and slider form factors.

The next Moto RAZR3 is expected in Q12009.

Well, that’s about it for now. And we will keep you posted when we hear more.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Mobilemania

    Guys, I dunno if you cross-checked it or not, the forum thread is from May 2007… Pretty dated stuff… U never know, it might be canned by now…

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Well, yes, we did indeed crosscheck it.

    The thread may have been started in May 2007. But that is true for most of
    the “Sticky” threads in Mobile-Review “Rumor” section. The discussion in
    these threads is ongoing and covers more then 30 pages in Motorola case.

    And the posts/discussion talking about RAZR3 are from end of August/begining
    of September 2008. Like this one:
    http://forum2.mobile-review.com/showpost.php?p=

  • alex

    Motorola RAZR3 will be based on Symbian UIQ 3.3 platform. i don't want the razr3 to be symbian. i like it to be Linux!!!!!!

  • alex

    Motorola RAZR3 will be based on Symbian UIQ 3.3 platform. i don't want the razr3 to be symbian. i like it to be Linux!!!!!!