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Motorola DROID RAZR announcement: Live Coverage!

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Motorola DROID RAZR announcement: Live Coverage!
Welcome to our Live Coverage of the joint Verizon-Motorola event! We're here in NYC to report anything that's happening with up to the minute updates for you. As you can imagine, we're pretty excited to be here, since we know that the most probable candidate for an unveiling today is no other handset but the Motorola DROID RAZR! And as you know, anything with "RAZR" in its name should not be taken lightly.

What we know so far about this device is that it may feature a sizable 4.3" qHD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and LTE connectivity, in order to achieve those blazing-fast 4G speeds on Verizon's network. But this is all still subject to change, of course, as nothing is yet official. But it will be soon!

Stay tuned for our liveblog, which will begin shortly before the start of the event, scheduled for 12PM eastern time, 11AM central time, and 9AM pacific time.



Live event tracker

11:44Check back on the site later on for our hands-on. This is John V signing off! Thanks a lot!
11:44And we are done folks. Times for a hands-on look. THanks for checking out our coverage.!
11:44And it's going to retain the DROID RAZR name globally
11:43Available globally in November
11:43"one of hte lightest, thinnest, and fastest smartphones"
11:43Sanjay is going through the closing remarks right now
11:42In-coming calls display on the MotoACTV
11:42Demo time with the interaction between the two devices.
11:41Of course, the MOtorola DROID RAZR can sync with MOTOACTV
11:41No definitive date in November for its release, but again, it's at $299.99 on-contract
11:40Over a 2 to 3 year lead over its closest competitior. Preorders start 10/27. Available in November for $299.99
11:39Marni is taking some time to talk about VZ's 4G LTE network. Over 108 markets by the end of the year. Blanket the countyr by 2013
11:39Marni is simply going some of the highlights with the DROID RAZR and some of its core and essential apps.
11:37Going through some history with some of Motorola's past handsets....like the OG DROID
11:36Marni walder from VZ is now on stage
11:36of course, they're comparing data speeds between the DROID RAZR and the iPhone 4S
11:354G LTE!
11:35One more feature!
11:35Now we're into the accessories for the DROID RAZR, like the docks, cark docks, bluetooth headsets, keyboards, etc
11:34Citris receiver, Motorola Webtop, GoTo MEtting, Video conference with HD webcam
11:33Now Sanjay is going through the enterprise aspects with the DROID RAZR
11:32Corporate email access, corp calendar & addresses, view & edit office files
11:32Video gets transferred from the handset to the PC. Pretty quick too
11:31Sanjay is taking a picture of the crowd and showing how it syncs with MOTOCAST
11:31Showing how you can retrieve Office documents from your PC to the handset
11:29Seems like the demo isn't going as planned. Some hiccups with the host PC
11:29the RAZR has HDMI out and Sanjay is now showing off its functionality.
11:27Seems like MOTOCAST will support iTunes
11:26MOTOCAST enables you to access all of your content on the RAZR, Demonstration on stage right now
11:25MotoCAST seems like Motorola's very own cloud service.
11:25Sanjay is talking about its superior batetry life.
11:24It'll be compatible with a new moto lapdock accessory. Lookings like it uses an aluminum finish. Versus the plastic over the original
11:231,8000 mAh battery
11:221.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM
11:22It's only 120 grams
11:22Motorola Splash guard with it too to resist water
11:21Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass
11:21
11:218megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.
11:21
11:204.3" qHD Super AMOLED display
11:20Features diamond cut aluminum
11:20Video is over. 7.1mm thin!
11:19
11:19
11:19
11:19There it is folks!
11:19
11:18Short video on the droid RAZR
11:18Something that's thin, fast, lost of battery life, high resolution display, and some smart and innvative features
11:17"What does it take to make the best smartphone on the planet?"
11:17Now Sanjay is going into the thing we'e all here for
11:17MOTOACTV will be available Nov 6 at $249 and $299 for 8GB and 16GB
11:16
11:16Sanjay is back on stage
11:16He loves it that it looks "cool lookng." He's definitely a big fan
11:16
11:15Bob is still raving about the MOTOACTV and how it helps him work out. He especially loves the motivational aspects with it.
11:14
11:14He loves that it tracks his calories
11:13Bob is talking about the weight loss aspect with the MOTOACTV
11:13
11:13Sanjay is now introducing Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser
11:13
11:13So MOTOACTV is like a watch-like device that you can use to get fit.
11:12Sanjay is back on stage
11:12And Dean is done
11:12Dean idolizes that it's an MP3 player, GPS device, and heart rate monitor
11:11
11:11Dean is going through the accessories and best features with the MOTOACTV

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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 10:36

1. hunted (Posts: 352; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Start, camera, Action!!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 13:54

24. gdbw (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Dec 2009)


If its anything like the original RAZR, from what seems like years ago, stay away from it! The original RAZR was on eof the worst phones ever. At least on Verizon it was bad, I dont know about any of the other companies it sold on. We'll see though, Motorola has gotten better over the years. However the RAZR name has left a bad taste in my mouth.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 10:36

2. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Awesome!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 10:47

3. Dragonkingamn (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Just hope we dont wait a month til it comes out... My OG Droid is going nutz and 4G here in two days also.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:08

21. Dwoogs (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree I am sitting here with an OG Droid, an upgrade and $300 dollars burning a hole in my pocket. Want a new phone sooo bad.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 10:53

4. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Why can't this come to AT&T...........boooooooooo.......[face_cry]

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:31

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm crying too I feel like breaking my Atrix right now :(

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:01

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


its live athttp://www.videonewswire.com/MOTOROLA/83007/event.html

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:31

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm crying too. I feel like breaking my Atrix right now.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:10

6. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


IF motorola adds ANT+ support I will consider this phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:19

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


crazy ! how they did to create this phone so fast !

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:23

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


dam moto be doing it

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:24

9. gevorks21 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


No 1 cares about the moto-actv stuff get to the phone already.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:27

10. narbz (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


is everyone also stuck on the same pic for the last 5 min ?

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:29

11. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


make sure Auto Refresh is ON. And hit refresh if it is still not updating.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:30 1

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That have to be the best Motorola phone ever created! THINNER than the CHARGE/iPhone 4S better battery life.4.3" of goodness SUPER AMOLED PLUS qHD. The only thing I dislike is the price of the 32GB and 16Gb. They should of just kept it simply with 32GB @ 199.00 BUT STILL I LOVE THIS PHone just wish I was on Verizon just to get the DROID RAZR. And I will be piss at APPLE sues Motorola on this phone. It makes my Atrix looks like SHT.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:00

20. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


The screen said Super AMOLED "Advanced" qHD...not "+." What does this "Advanced" mean anyway?

Where did you see 32GB and 16GB flavors? Did you see the live version? I only saw $299 with no mention of flash-momory size.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:32

15. fatexo (Posts: 125; Member since: 21 May 2010)


same here.. tried refreshing but still on 11:11.. auto refresh is 'on'.. tried closing the browser and starting again then coming back here after 5 mins but still no update after 11:11

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:33

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


go to to the website you can watch it for free and its live

http://www.videonewswire.com/MOTOROLA/83007/event.html

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:34

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


Man is anyone else ready to get rid of there phone and get this new droid razr

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:43

18. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Is the screen pentile or no?

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:21

23. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Haven't heard 100% yes or no, but people have said the Pentile issue with the Droid Bionic is not on the DROID RAZR. We'll keep you posted when we find out more.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:46 1

19. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


have to admit this phone looks awesome

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:15

22. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


All these "flashy" specs are underwhelming to me. So it has 1.2GHz dual-core processor...don't tell me the buzz word or that it's "2x faster." SHOW me how fast it is, tell me WHY I want it, and what it actually does for me. Their claims of battery life will be tested in the real world.

I feel like this "unveiling" was similar to that of the iPhone 4S. It's underwhelming. Give me a reason to upgrade. Tell me the "Advanced" part of the screen is that it's brighter, has richer accurate colors, and better resolution than anything out there. Tell me something that allows me to easily complete this sentence, "The DROID RAZR will definitely be my next phone because..." Wow me.

I appreciate knowing these specs/features as soon as they are presented from the manufacturer, but real-world use is just not the same as these controlled demos...which by they way they had technical difficulties.

Nothing really new was introduced. We already have dual-cores, cloud syncing, LTE speeds, 8MP cameras, 1080p video, "thin" devices...maybe it's just that we don't have all that in a thin, Kevlar, long-battery-life device?

Someone help, I'm fainting...

Rant over.

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