Motorola DROID RAZR M is announced – compact, 4.3-inch Android, with Kevlar body and $99 price tag

Motorola DROID RAZR M is announced – compact, 4.3-inch Android, with Kevlar body and $99 price tag
It is here, folks! After leaking several times on the internet over the past few days, the Motorola DROID RAZR M has been made official at the Motorola and Verizon On Display event. Think of it as the DROID RAZR HD's little brother. What we have on our hands is a pretty compact Android smartphone with a spacious qHD screen, beefy battery, and premium design. At the same time, it is priced quite reasonably, to say the least. Do we have your attention already?

Then here is what you need to know about the Motorola DROID RAZR M: first of all, it comes with an edge-to-edge, almost bezel-less 4.3-inch display with qHD resolutin (540 by 960 pixels). The panel is built using Super AMOLED Advanced technology, much like what we had on the very first DROID RAZR. Processing power is delivered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and backed up by 1GB of RAM - a hardware combo that is identical to what makes the DROID RAZR HD tick. There is an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash on its back, and a VGA cam up front for video chats.

The device itself is only 8.3 millimeters thick and weighs 126 grams. Despite that, Motorola has managed to tuck a rather generous 2,000mAh battery inside the DROID RAZR M, with which users should expect getting about 20 hours of mixed usage. And if that is not enough, the smartphone's screen is protected by Gorilla Glass, and its back is reinforced using Kevlar elements. As you might expect, the Motorola DROID RAZR M can fly on Verizon's 4G LTE wireless network. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is what comes pre-installed, but an update to Jelly  Bean should be out before the holidays.

So how do you get one? Well, anyone who is interested can pre-order the Motorola DROID RAZR M today, or just wait until it hits the shelves at the carrier's retail stores next week. Pricing is set at $99 with your signature under a 2-year contract.

source: Motorola

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1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, but what about its internal memory? Probably 8 gigs, just like the Photon Q and Atrix HD.

2. e.wvu unregistered

Yea, it's 8GB internal. It's listed on the specifications page.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Seems decent, but...why come out with another RAZR of similar type? Do something different, something definitely above the razr and razr maxx - do not be like APPLE, where your next model looks an awful like the previous model interms of specs and appearance.

11. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

1. it is a refinement of an already good base product. so in incremental update is reasonable. there are people out there that werent elegible for upgrade but wanted the razr. now that they are elegible they can get the great phone they want with out all off the rough corners that the predecessor has. 2 besides incremental changes allow for EFFECIENT bug fixes and updates with out causing a new infestation. 3. they are owned by Google NOW. but motorola which owned them wholy PRIOR, has a HUGE base of loyal fans so a huge over haul in this turbulent time could be disasterous and while it could bring a new crowd but could turn away hordes of fans. it will be a slow change

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this sets the bar in value.

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Decent specs, Decent looks, Decent Price... We have a winner here...

7. tech_lover

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

would have been a killer of a phone if it had a 720p screen...but still a really nice phone....

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

3 new models for Verizon, 0 for other carriers. I think Motorola may be making things hard for itself by putting out so many verizon exclusive models. What if Motorola's phones dont end up being hits, due to the new iphone or the 1080p HTC phone or others like the intuition or galaxy s3, etc. They should be smart about it and do like samsung and make the phones for every carrier, at least for their flagships. Its easier to maintain brand loyalty if you dont play favorites with carriers.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I agree, I wish they wouldn't keep throwing all of their best efforts onto Verizon. The Atrix HD and Photon Q would be awesome choices if they didn't have such s**tty internal memory. If they threw flagships onto the other carriers they would be kings of the mobile world again. However, Verizon seems to have some sort of death grip on them, which I can't fathom. No other manufacturer is as dependent on a single carrier as Motorola.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Dont know wether to get this or the xperia v! wow hell of a phone here.......But i think it being on verizon is gonna kill it for me :(.........other wise HELL OF A PHONE.....great job moto

12. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

This all seems kind of familiar with the HTC One Series. Mainly because of the their three top phones being the One X, One S, and the One V in that order. So because of this I could see the Razr M going to some of the prepaid carriers who are rolling out their LTE networks like Metro PCS, Cricket, and C Spire.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you know the Razr M is better than the One S right?

14. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Yes I agree I was just trying say that the Razr M might get the same carrier support as the One S.

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