Originally Posted by OfTheDamned
With the same specs as the Razr HD (minus the screen) and a smaller build I think it will be a winner, as long as it performs well. When everything else is getting bigger this offers something for those that want to stay on the smaller side and still have solid specs. Preloaded with ICS, getting Jelly Bean by the end of the year and all for $99, good move by Google and Motorola IMHO.
EDIT: BTW, I just read that this will be $99 after mail in rebate.
I tend to agree, I've gone on the Verizon site a couple of times to do a side by side comparison against the GNex (which I've had since launch). I owned the first two Droids and was much happier with the build quality of those two devices compared to the GNex. Also, the Razr M's battery life should be much better than the GNex (even with the extended battery).
That being said, the locked bootloader and VZ bloatware is something that you cannot overlook.