Droid RAZR officially announced

After all the rumors and speculation, Motorola has finally made it official. Thisismynext.com reports that during its press event in New York City today, the company announced its latest Android-based smartphone. It's now officially called the Droid RAZR which brings back the well known RAZR mobile phone branding. The first flip-phone RAZR devices were launched in 2004,  and were known for their thin and stylish design. During its life span Motorola sold 130 million units of the device, more than any other flip phone ever made.

For the new Droid RAZR, Motorola is sticking with the thin theme of the original. It's only 7.1mm thick which could be the thinnest smartphone that has yet to be produced. But it also has a lot of powerful hardware inside. It has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an eight megapixel camera with support for 1080p video, 16 GB of storage with another 16 GB via a MicroSD card, and a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display. The device will be sold by Verizon Wireless in the US and will support its faster 4G LTE network.

Motorola also announced a number of accessories for the Droid RAZR including two different Laptop docks that, when the smartphone is attached, can let the device be used much like a PC notebook. Verizon said the Droid RAZR will be released in early November for $299.99 with a two year contract. By the way, the phone will be called simply the RAZR in the rest of the world.

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this phone will be more important for the software support and google' commitment on updates
gingerbread = android will collapse
ics = from no on buy only motorola

fehu said,
this phone will be more important for the software support and google' commitment on updates
gingerbread = android will collapse
ics = from no on buy only motorola

This comment made little sense to me.

fehu said,
this phone will be more important for the software support and google' commitment on updates
gingerbread = android will collapse
ics = from no on buy only motorola

This comment made little sense to me.

SharpGreen said,

This comment made little sense to me.

If google itself can't commit on regular updates, nobody else will
If instead almost every motorola get regular updates becoming an inexpensive nexus, i'll buy motorola only on this

It's the DroidX with hardware updates etc. And IMO the DroidX was the most awkwardly designed phone. That huge bump in the back was just painful to look at, or set down on a flat surface. If you've owned an X from MOTO, you know what I'm talking about. And we all know how big of a thud the X made...locked boot-loaders and MOTOCRAP-BLUR

vanx said,
How does dropping one letter make it sound cool?

most of the time, its done for trademark purpose since they wont be able to trademark Razor which is a common word found in dictionary. Its the same as MS using Kinect or Lync or I assume also applies to apple adding the i infront of everything.

Muhammad Farrukh said,
Nokia X7 rip-off

The only similarity I see is the slightly tapered corners, but those have been used on other Motorola phones in the past, including the original RAZR.

Digitalx said,
Yeah, no. No removable battery and still a locked bootloader are they f***ing daft or just plain stupid ?

you can't remove the battery?! that's the stupidest thing ever! ugh, i didn't know that, and i was looking forward to this phone

By the way, the phone will be called simply the RAZR in the rest of the world.

Bad choice IMO. I think it'll remind people too much of the old times were Motorola were starting to wane on their popularity, which totally isn't indicative of the Motorola of now.

SharpGreen said,
This does look neat. But how will it compare to tonight's launch of ICS and the Galaxy Nexus?

Is the Galaxy Nexus also named Nexus Prime? I can't keep up with all the phone releases. If it is the Nexus Prime I thought that was being released on Nov 19?

notta said,

Is the Galaxy Nexus also named Nexus Prime? I can't keep up with all the phone releases. If it is the Nexus Prime I thought that was being released on Nov 19?

Nov 19 in some countries. Currently, my location's singapore which is also the same time as hong kong is already 1:49am in 19 mov.

notta said,

Is the Galaxy Nexus also named Nexus Prime? I can't keep up with all the phone releases. If it is the Nexus Prime I thought that was being released on Nov 19?


It was. Now it's officially known as the Galaxy Nexus