Motorola DROID RAZR pre-orders begin tomorrow, will ship before November 10th

Motorola DROID RAZR pre-orders begin tomorrow, will ship before November 10th
Verizon sent out a friendly reminder on Wednesday, just to let everyone know (as if they could forget) that the stylish Motorola DROID RAZR will be available for pre-orders starting tomorrow at 8am. The price of the LTE enabled beauty is $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract and the phone will ship on or before November 10th. Whether by coincidence or design, the latter date appears to be the launch date of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, based on Big Red's MAP listing.

According to a tipster for AndroidCentral, the Motorola DROID RAZR will also be in stores on that November 10th date, and will be priced at $622 without a contract. Verizon also is telling 4G customers that they have free access to NFL Mobile for the rest of the current season and unless you live in Miami, that's a good thing. To order the phone tomorrow, you can visit your local Verizon store or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

source: Verizon, AndroidCentral

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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, it is a nice looking phone - I hope it is worth 299.99 for 2 yr contract. I wonder what Amazon, Costco and Walmart will be selling it for once they start selling it?

8. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yea I'm hoping Amazon slashes that price for the holidays. I've been waiting since July for a phone worthy of an upgrade and now I got 3, decisions decisions. I'm goign to wait for the Christmas sales I think.

12. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I can't see how this phone can suck at all. The specs are pretty legit and the thinness...I can't wait to just hold one. But, you never know. The Blackberry Bold was supposed to be the second coming and my God there were bugs in that thing. Same with the dreaded Storm. Still, specs alone make me want to see this thing in action.

16. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Why does it suck? Because Verizon looks their bootloader. While it might feel good, the Nexus is IMO the way to go. The Nexus' plastic polymer is actually more durable than the marketing crap that Motorola uses with the Razr. Not to say the build quality is bad, because the Razr is far from that in terms of build quality, just that people underestimate the Nexus because of the word "plastic". Other than that, Droid RAZR is an OMAP 4430 overclocked. The Galaxy Nexus is an OMAP 4460 underclocked. Plus the S-AMOLED may not be RGB, but it's still a really high resolution... Samsung's RGBG configuration seems to work much better than Motorola's RGBW.

27. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

please educate yourself samsung fans.... TI OMAP4460 in samsung is the underclocked one...and Moto no longer use the RGBW pentile for RAZR...RAZR use S AMOLED Advanced if you want to bash a phone please at least read the spec of the phone first....so you dont humiliate yourself

30. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Umm I said the Nexus is underclocked, which is good because that means you can overclock it further than the RAZR (which is already overclocked and of a lower chipset). Do you even know what SAMOLED "Advanced" entails and how it compares to the Nexus? It's mostly marketing BS.

29. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

My Moto Rep brought one by today and I was able to play with it. It is a phenomenal device! I am not even that big of a fan of Motorola, but they got it right with this phone! Its even thinner than I thought, and the screen looks so bright and vibrant. I was rather impressed!

2. ygswagg11

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

im not excited about the razr at all design looks good but GALAXY neXus is the better choice IMHO but to each there own ...im sure alot will enjoy this device well as the nexus good thing is we all have more choice more choice is better especially with verizon blazing fast 4g lte ;]

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

can you explain why do you think that galaxy is a better choice?

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Two simple reasons: ICS (we don't know for sure when the Razr will get the upgrade) and the HD screen. That sold me on the Nexus.

9. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

@roldefol: Exactly. Also, it's just a thinner Bionic..? I don't get this. I don't get it at all.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I give Motorola points for pushing thin design and giving AMOLED fans another option, but I don't like the non-removable battery trade-off. How many people out there pushing the Razr over the Nexus are just Motorola fans? Be honest.

15. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

well, the durability of the phone is awesome. from what i understand the build quality (feel) of the razr far excedes the galaxy nexus. kevlar and gorilla glass are both really big. and you also get expandable memory here. im holding out to see benchmarks, head to head final build reviews, to hold each in my hand and hopefully to see some timeline of ICS launch on razr (but i doubt we'll get that until next year sometime)

25. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

@Padan, Razr has a bigger processor than the bionic, dual core 1.2ghz vs 1ghz on bionic, also, it has a super amoled screen for those nice colors you usually see on android phones. It also has more clarity for it does not have a pentile screen and lastly it has more battery life, all in a very slim phone. Oh and a nice design!

5. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Each phone has its advantages: - The Razr is thinner, and has better construction - The Nexus already has ICS and is designed to use the ICS on-screen buttons - the RAZR never will - The Nexus has a user replaceable battery - Samsung has historically had better cameras - Both are first gen LTE which requires separate radios and bigger batteries, and have a penalty on battery life.

6. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Gingerbread is not a bad OS--so realistically ICS shouldn't be your sole reason for buying a phone....a lot of other factors come to mind....Brand, LTE, RAM, BATTERY SIZE, DISPLAY, EXPANSION MEMORY SLOT, just to name a few...But being the RAZR-- which is a Motorola product, and who now owns or is attempting to own Motorola Mobility.....you guessed it Google!!! so Google/Motorola want delay any update to ICS on any of the Motorola smartphones on any carrier...

7. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

First generation LTE---never heard of it...What will second generation LTE consist of--being the fact that first generation LTE is not even completly rolled out to end of 2013 on VW, and ATT having only 5 cities TOTAL with 4G to date...Was there a 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation of 3G??? Comment #5

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He's referring to the first generation of LTE chips, which judging from Verizon's offerings until now require a lot of space inside the phone and drain the battery rapidly. The next generation of chips (Snapdragon 8960, Exynos 4212, etc) will have the LTE modem built in, allowing smaller devices and better power consumption.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

AT&T has some nice LTE phones on the way with a better chip...at least from what I read...

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Verizon probably has some nice LTE phones on the way next year too. Nobody's saving their special LTE chips for AT&T, they're just late to the party and will therefore start with newer hardware.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Still nothing 'official' from VZW about pre-orders. I am not denying that pre-orders can be placed starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern tomorrow. Just that I haven't received a notice to that effect from VZW. Makes me wonder why I bothered to sign up for new information.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's up on the Droid Razr page at VZW right now, "Pre-Order Begins 10/27." Is that official enough?

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

So why did I sign up (and give VZW my e-mail address to receive the latest news on the RAZR) when VZW's silence has been deafening?

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're right. This is the last straw. Let's all switch to AT&T. Their LTE is way better. Maybe they aren't sending e-mails until tomorrow morning. You're acting like Verizon owes you a personal invitation.

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"You're acting like Verizon owes you a personal invitation." Wasn't that the reason for signing up and giving them my e-mail address? Why else would I give them my e-mail address? UPDATE: At 4:28 p.m. Pacific, I get an e-mail from VZW advising me about the pre-order period opening at 8:00 a.m. Eastern tomorrow. This after every technical web site I follow had posted at least 4 hours before about pre-orders being accepted tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

17. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

OK, then if the first generation LTE chips fit into the RAZR, WHICH is a very thin smartphone---then what's your case....if we are still on first generation LTE.....#11

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For a 4.3" screen, the Razr is pretty wide and tall. They still had to compromise the phone's size to fit the current hardware. With next-gen LTE hardware, it could be the size of the SGS2, only thinner. I'm not knocking the overall Razr design, but by next year we'll see even more neatly packaged phones.

24. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Do you know about any rumored phones with the above chips included? I just want to read up on it. I have been eligible to upgrade since July 2011. And I do happen to think the phones are to big despite the impressive specs !

33. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Alas, no. I expect we'll see the new tech in phones next spring. If you're looking for something worthy of your upgrade now but smaller than a Nexus or Razr, check out the Rezound. All three should be out together in a couple weeks.

26. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Any word on the possible At&t version? If it does release, will it run on At&t's upcoming LTE network?

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