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Live from Motorola's NY event

updated 02:39 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2012

Motorola wants to show you what it's got on display

Motorola is hosting an event today at Gotham Hall in New York City, and Electronista is on the scene to check out what they've got on hand. Motorola has been relatively tight-lipped about what they're going to be showing off today, saying only that the press should come to "see what we've got on display." The rumors hold that the mobile manufacturer will be showing off a new handset, perhaps one with an edge-to-edge display. No matter today's reveal, Electronista will be updating this page throughout the event to bring you coverage of Moto's newest device.

14:30 -- Droid RAZR M: 40 percent more screen than iPhone 4S, 8MP camera, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, 2000mAh battery. $99 in store next week, available for preorder today. RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD available before holidays.

14:27 -- Droid RAZR Maxx HD, focus on battery life.

14:25 -- Droid RAZR HD-- Chrome preinstalled, LTE. Dual-core processor. Can't show off Chrome live because everyone's hogging the Wi-Fi. Up to four times faster than Safari on iPhone 4S.

14:23 -- Senior VP product management Rick Osterloh on stage now. New line of Droids.

14:21 -- All devices shown off today will feature a Developer Edition, Jelly Bean by the end of the year. Any devices that can't get upgrades due to device limitations will receive $100 credit toward purchase of new device.

14:19 -- Three bets Motorola is making: Speed, Battery life, Android.

14:12 -- Dennis Woodside now on stage, "There's a lot of debate over who invented what, but no debate that Motorola made the technology that started mobile industry."

14:09 -- 1.5 million Android devices activated per day. Close to 500 million Android devices on the market today.

14:07 -- Google's Eric Schmidt now on stage, recounting a history of mobile phones, which he says should now be called "supercomputers."

14:05: The Kin have finished up, having actually managed to get the press to sing along with them.

13:42 -- Moto is kicking things off with a show. Interscope Records' The Kin are going into their third song just now. No tech yet, but the lead singer says they've "been checking out the new phones backstage, and they're pretty swish."

13:20 EST -- The event space is now open to the press, and everyone's taking their seats. The stage has a full band set waiting, presumably for the end of the show, though we've got no hint as to who will be performing. Projected on the walls and across a sizable display are the names of the press in attendance, and Motorola thanks everyone for coming to see what they've got on display. The show is scheduled to get started around 14:00 EST, so we've got a bit of a wait in store.

We'll be updating you with pictures and info as the event proceeds.

by MacNN Staff



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