Motorola RAZR3 live pics and hands-on video come to light

We don’t know if Motorola still has plans for its RAZR line of phones, but if we know one thing, it’s that the third iteration of the very popular Motorola RAZR V3, the Motorola RAZR3 (codenamed Ruby), was canned back in the last quarter of 2008, and we thought it was mostly due to the company’s restructuring. But surely Motorola had started work on it already before giving up on it, right?

Well, as it turns out, the company did already start work on the new phone and a few prototypes had already been made. And these are referred to as prototypes instead of dummy phones for a reason: they worked like you would expect the final product to, albeit with a few kinks, bugs and missing features that were to be added later. But they worked nonetheless. And as fate would have it, one has been caught on tape, while another was taken for a few live photos for us to gaze upon.

Now, we’re not sure if the phone pictured above or the one being demonstrated in the quick hands-on video below were found sitting in a beer garden somewhere in Abuquerque, New Mexico. But one thing’s certain — this phone still isn’t going to make it to market, and if it did, there’s little hope it will actually “make” it in today’s market of smartphones and other more sophisticated devices.

Via DailyMobile and BGR

Author: David Gonzales

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  • Andy

    looks like the old razr2 to me. Software is the java stuff — no way this is new design.