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Motorola DROID RAZR announced!

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Motorola DROID RAZR announced!

Motorola today finally announced the hot smartphone we've been hearing about lately - the Motorola DROID RAZR for Verizon Wireless! But is there something to make this device special, besides its epic name? You bet!


The DROID RAZR seems to be the thinnest smartphone yet, at just 7.1mm - so we guess that makes it "razr thin" then. However, you should keep in mind that characteristic "hump" near the upper side, which houses the 8MP camera, capable of 1080p video recording. Other specifications of the device are pretty much what we expected - a 4.3" qHD screen of the Super AMOLED Advanced type, as well as a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Obviously, Moto seems to have done some tremendous work with regards to battery life, as it promises talk time of 12.5 hours, as well as 8.9 hours of video playback out of the DROID RAZR's 1800mAh battery.


But as you can imagine, the most important asset of the Motorola DROID RAZR will be its design. That razor thin body will actually be made of stainless steel core; it will have a Kevlar back side, as well as the so-called splash guard screen on the front, also featuring gorilla glass. In addition, the phone will sport some diamond-cut aluminum accents.


You didn't thing this won't be a 4G LTE-enabled smartphone, right? Great, because it will be! What's even more interesting is the fact that this thing is actually thinner than all the other LTE phones, and, as a matter of fact, thinner than all 3G smartphones out there! We think that when you couple that with the expected great battery life and all the other killer-features, Motorola's work with the DROID RAZR equals pure awesomeness.


Motorola DROID RAZR announced!
But there's even more, as Moto has left its mark on the software side of things as well. This Android 2.3.5 smartphone will have a brand new app called MotoCast, which will allow you to stream or download your pictures, music and more from your PC to your DROID RAZR. Motorola called this a kind of "personal cloud". Another interesting piece of software will be the Smart Actions app, which will help you optimize your battery life by creating various power-saving rules.  


Remember Webtop, the app that allows some new Motorola smartphones to dock into its laptop-like docks? Well, it's also on board, letting you combine the power of the DROID RAZR with that of the Lapdock 100, or the familiar HD station dock accessory.


The Motorola DROID RAZR for Verizon will be up for pre-order on October 27, and will ship in November, for the newly-imposed premium price of $299 through Verizon, after signing a new two-year contract. Outside of the U.S., the DROID RAZR will be just RAZR. Cool.


source: Verizon and Motorola


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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:45 4

1. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


12.5 Hours of Talk!? I hope it lives up to what it says! This would be revolutionary for an LTE Android! Nice job Moto!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:44 3

48. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


yea its looking good. On paper its the best droid i have ever seen

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 21:08 2

92. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i feel horrible for anyone who bought a bionic....

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:46 4

2. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Motorola was quick to play up the 12.5 hour 3G talk time, but no word with LTE on. My guess is about half that.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 13:44 4

69. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It don't think the phone uses LTE for voice.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 14:43 1

81. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


But as anyone with an LTE phone can tell you, battery life will differ whether you have the LTE turned on or off. Just holding the 4G signal takes some juice.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:46 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 14323; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if they can live up to those battery claims, thats extremely impressive.. especially given the top end hardware in it.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:48 3

6. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Bullet Proof Kevlar Back Side= Amazing Top End Hardware!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:06 1

24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am very excited. I would love to see this come to Sprint!

With unlimited 4G data, WOW!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 14:19 2

77. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


To Bad this phone is exclusively for verizon.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:46 5

4. J.Phillips (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Absolutely amazing phone! They specs and hardware destroy all other phones on the market! DROID RAZR>iphone4s all day

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:48 5

7. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Don't even bother with the comparison. The two have next to nothing in common.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:54 5

15. J.Phillips (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


It doesn't matter...the Droid Razr is better all the way!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:58 4

19. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I can't see anyone cross-shopping the two. The Razr is all sharp angles, big-screen goodness and LTE speed, while the iPhone is small, elegant and stuck on 3G. Why even mention them in the same breath?

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:09 1

27. J.Phillips (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


True true! I just wanted to make notice that its way better than the iphone 4s!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:15 5

34. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And my point is that it's not better, it's completely different. It's just better for you and me.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:37

91. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Bottom line roldefol, customers will ask. You see absolutely no comparison (as you are right), but the regular consumers don't. ;-)

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:47 11

5. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Thats one badass phone..( hears bionic owners throw there phones in the wall) lol

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:52

13. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And sadly, every Verizon or Radio Shack salesman I spoke to was still pushing the Bionic up until...probably yesterday. I feel sorry for the less informed customers.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:20

39. Brent (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Thats why I payed full price at Best Buy for my Bionic, and took it back! Got my Droid X and goddamn do I miss 4G. But, know it's between the Droid Razr or the Droid Prime or what ever it will be called. I'm thinking the Razr now, but will see!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:22 1

41. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The Razr appears to be the true spiritual successor to the X.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:50 2

8. channboy18 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


edges looks like Nokia's n8.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:20

38. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 869; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


I've been waiting for someone to finally say it. It echoes designs from Nokia (E7, N8, N9). It even has the same look as the new Acer 7" tablet. That's not to say it doesn't look good though. I love that N8 look, but that back is ehh.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:51 2

9. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


holy jesus....... i can't decide which phone to get now.....

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:51 2

10. tech-head (Posts: 133; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


That's a nice phone. Dang.....Verizon got a awesome lineup. AT&T's holiday lineup is nonexistent.... :-(

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:51 1

11. hmonv5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Im typing this on my bionic and am pretty salty. Verizon beter offer an upgrade for bionic users due to the poor battery life and 3g/4g connection issues unless they are fixed with ics.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:52 1

12. acoers (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


yeah im ready to trade my droid 3 in for this, but you know in a month there will be a better phone coming out.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:55 2

16. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I can see Motorola sticking by the Razr for a while though. They didn't hold a big press conference for the Bionic, but they did hold one for the Droid X last summer and that phone held the top slot at Verizon for 9 months.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:53

14. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Motorola makes very powerful and amazing phones, my only disappointment is that they're on some US Carrier (Verizon, At&t) and they're never unlocked so I never get to buy one of these.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:56 3

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


A super thin, super fast high end smartphone with awesome specs, great battery life, AND built to be super durable?! Give this babydoll ICS eventually and it'll be the ULTIMATE Android phone!

Even as it is, this stands to be Motorola's best device ever.

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