Motorola Droid RAZR on sale on 11.11.11 at 11:11 am

Friday is getting a lot of promotion in the media for the fact that it's November 11, 2011. Now Verizon Wireless is using that 11.11.11 date for the launch of the Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone. Furthermore, the phone won't officially go on sale until 11:11 am, adding to the promotional efforts for the relaunch of the RAZR brand.

We are not quite sure why Verizon is making a big deal to make sure the Droid RAZR is being sold when time aligns with all these 11 numbers. Indeed, you might think that the company would add that the phone goes on sale at 11:11 am plus 11 seconds. Maybe it just didn't want to go all out.

In any case the new Droid RAZR will still be an impressive phone with an equally impressive price of $299.99 (with a two year contract).  It's only 7.1mm thick with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor inside along with 1 GB of RAM. It also has an eight megapixel camera with support for 1080p video. In terms of storage the phone has 16 GB of internal memory with another 16 GB via a MicroSD card. Finally the Droid RAZR has an a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display and can use Verizon's fast LTE network, where available. The phone will be sold running Android 2.3 but is scheduled to have an upgrade to 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, in a few months.

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"Motorola Droid RAZR on sale on 11.11.11 at 11:11 am"

got the first unit because of my erection _1_ woo hoo!

kidding.

i saw the commercial... soo cool... but such a shame, all the people who buy this solely because the flashy advertising

Guess I need to jump on the "me too!" bandwagon of doing something on 11/11/11 at 11:11am (and pm to one up everyone else!), like go drop a big ole deuce. Then I can honestly tell people I *too* did something at that exact time/date. Yay me! LOL

ir0nw0lf said,
Guess I need to jump on the "me too!" bandwagon of doing something on 11/11/11 at 11:11am (and pm to one up everyone else!), like go drop a big ole deuce. Then I can honestly tell people I *too* did something at that exact time/date. Yay me! LOL

im going to play the lottery on 11:11 @ 11:11am.

prospero said,
Galaxy Nexus is where it's at.... pass on the RAZR.

the nexus is highly overrated. they also really skimped on the specs. i think alot of people will be disappointed with it.

I like the phone but even at $250 after my $50 discount since I've not upgraded and renewed contract yet is still too high!! I'll wait till closer to xmas and it should drop to below $199

sava700 said,
I like the phone but even at $250 after my $50 discount since I've not upgraded and renewed contract yet is still too high!! I'll wait till closer to xmas and it should drop to below $199

no it won't. any verizon lte phone will be $299. you might as well wait until amazon gets it for cheaper.

smooth3006 said,

no it won't. any verizon lte phone will be $299. you might as well wait until amazon gets it for cheaper.

Not True... I'm already showing $249 if I log in to upgrade to this phone cause of my discount...I get $50 off.

smooth3006 said,

hardly, i suggest you look up the moto photon. now that's a horrid design.

Indeed a horrible design... that doesn't stop this one being butt ugly too tho

Jack O Neill said,
It sucks that Droid has the monopoly on LTE.

Well, no one else wants to do it because then they will have to face the harsh reality of battery life.

This is where Android leads in the US. You want a 4G LTE phone, you can only get it on Android. Everyone else will have to play catchup (as usual).

Jack O Neill said,
It sucks that Droid has the monopoly on LTE.

I dont think it can be called a monopoly when the other companies choose not to include 4g/LTE in their new phones.

jerzdawg said,

I dont think it can be called a monopoly when the other companies choose not to include 4g/LTE in their new phones.

http://www.wikipedia.org
"A monopoly (from Greek monos / μονος (alone or single) + polein / πωλειν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity."

Jack O Neill said,
It sucks that Droid has the monopoly on LTE.

Also there are two things wrong with your statement. #1 Android doesn't have an exclusive hold on 4G LTE so therefore it is not a monopoly.

#2 There are other phones that are not Droids that make 4G LTE such as the HTC Thunderbolt, Galaxy Nexus. Android does not equal Droid. Only non-tech people call it a Droid. Droid is a trademark that Verizon paid for certain models of Android phones.

COMMENT FAIL!

Android doesn't "supply" 4G. Phone carriers SUPPLY the 4G LTE service. And no single carrier has exclusive rights to it, so it's not a monopoly.

As to Android being the only phone that has chosen to SUPPORT the technology, well that's not true either. Windows phones support 4G as well, see Samsung Focus & HTC Titan.

So much misinformation. Sorry iPhone users, simply put it's because Apple chose not to include LTE in their design of the phone. Speculation is it's because it would have added bulk and weight to the iPhone which they were unwilling to add. It's clear though Android manufacturer's have worked through that problem creating the Galaxy Nexus (4G) that's actually thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S

prospero said,
As to Android being the only phone that has chosen to SUPPORT the technology, well that's not true either. Windows phones support 4G as well, see Samsung Focus & HTC Titan.

How about 4G LTE. ONLY Android. That's the only 4G that matters.

jimmyfal said,
Screw Android, stick to your website name NEOWIN not NEODROID, this is Windows day to shine. Gimme NYC coverage.
On another note............... diversification (aka not superfocusing) is good.

DerekMorgan said,
On another note............... diversification (aka not superfocusing) is good.

this hasnt been a windows specific site in many many years (which in my opinion is the reason it is still around)

Droid commercials: Special effects out the ass. Robots, stuff getting cut in half, explosions, etc. Any description of features is loaded with buzzwords and hyperbole. Rarely shows a phone and never shows what it does.

Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.

Xenomorph said,
Droid commercials: Special effects out the ass. Robots, stuff getting cut in half, explosions, etc. Any description of features is loaded with buzzwords and hyperbole. Rarely shows a phone and never shows what it does.

Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.

And that is?

Xenomorph said,
Droid commercials: Special effects out the ass. Robots, stuff getting cut in half, explosions, etc. Any description of features is loaded with buzzwords and hyperbole. Rarely shows a phone and never shows what it does.

Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.
Well.. at least you waited 7 minutes to bring up Apple. Thanks for your contribution.

OT - I dont have an upgrade til May - currently using the Bionic and loving it, only reason for an upgrade for me would be the screen (the screen on the Bionic is not great).

Xenomorph said,
Droid commercials: Special effects out the ass. Robots, stuff getting cut in half, explosions, etc. Any description of features is loaded with buzzwords and hyperbole. Rarely shows a phone and never shows what it does.

Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.


You mean spout lies about the competition? Yeah Apple commercials are great.

Xenomorph said,
Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.

Steps removed and sequence shortened. Read the small print

Astra.Xtreme said,

Proof? Yeah, that's what I thought...

As im watching the dwarfs...

/subliminal coke message NOT promoting or lying or being honest about ANYTHING /eom

and they lived happily ever after.......... NOT!

DerekMorgan said,

As im watching the dwarfs...

/subliminal coke message NOT promoting or lying or being honest about ANYTHING /eom

and they lived happily ever after.......... NOT!

Meant to add they dont get viruses either............ they just dont have the "Windows Problems" because it "Just works"

DerekMorgan said,
And that is?

IMHO Apple shows how useful the iPhone is in non-realistic situations. e.g. the siri commercial with the women that locked her keys in, who the f locks their keys in their car so often they need to use a voice search tool?

I guess the ads work for most people, I would rather have them show me how normal people can make use of their phones. *shrug*

no-sweat said,

IMHO Apple shows how useful the iPhone is in non-realistic situations. e.g. the siri commercial with the women that locked her keys in, who the f locks their keys in their car so often they need to use a voice search tool?

I guess the ads work for most people, I would rather have them show me how normal people can make use of their phones. *shrug*

Getting directions, texting, setting reminders....
Those are all things that plenty of people use on a daily basis.
Seems to me that you haven't even seen one of the commercials... Good try though...

First of all this should be written as "Motorola" not all Android commercials. Have you seen a Samsung Galaxy S II commerical? It actually shows the device and what it can do.

Second, Apple commercials do say, "Steps removed and sequence shortened." Read the small print.... nearly all phone commercials deceive to a certain degree. And it's been well documented how much better than Android hardware is than the iPhone4S, so you can complain all you want about special effects in the commercial, the hardware is still far superior. Any tech site can tell you that.

Lastly, nobody cares about the RAZR, it's all about the Galaxy Nexus.

DerekMorgan said,
And that is?

I know. It is so simple it is difficult for some. It shows people, *gasp* using the phone. There are no super cool 3d animations or sound effects, so it may not keep your attention for very long.

I could understand the complaints towards Apple's Mac commercials, but their phone advertisements are pretty decent regardless of the Siri thing. In fact, I wish they'd advertise the Mac the same way...

And overall, it is better than the Droid and RAZR commercials of stupid effects and this ridiculous sci-fi idea that a robot is going to pull out a phone to do something, whilst making sure he doesn't go over his broadband cap...

Redz0ne said,

Steps removed and sequence shortened. Read the small print

The same can be seen on commercials for Android phones along with, "Screen Simulated."

ahhell said,

You mean spout lies about the competition? Yeah Apple commercials are great.

Do iPhone/iPod/iPad commercials mention the competition?

prospero said,
First of all this should be written as "Motorola" not all Android commercials. Have you seen a Samsung Galaxy S II commerical? It actually shows the device and what it can do.

Well, Moto markets their Android phones as Droids, so he's correct. OK, yes, there's that HTC Droid. Samsung and HTC are the only two that I see (there could be more) showing the actual phone.

no-sweat said,

IMHO Apple shows how useful the iPhone is in non-realistic situations. e.g. the siri commercial with the women that locked her keys in, who the f locks their keys in their car so often they need to use a voice search tool?

But wouldn't someone who doesn't often lock their keys in their car need to look up a locksmith? The first time my truck broke down, I had to Google a tow truck and auto place near me. Now I know who to call if it happens again. Plus, how do you know that she locks her keys in her car often? You two use to date? If so, is she single and can I have her number?

Edited by benthebear, Nov 8 2011, 12:54am :

Xenomorph said,
Droid commercials: Special effects out the ass. Robots, stuff getting cut in half, explosions, etc. Any description of features is loaded with buzzwords and hyperbole. Rarely shows a phone and never shows what it does.

Apple commercials: Simple shows what the product actually does.

aaaaaand wp7 commercials, well thats a different story

Astra.Xtreme said,

Getting directions, texting, setting reminders....
Those are all things that plenty of people use on a daily basis.
Seems to me that you haven't even seen one of the commercials... Good try though...

You completely ignored the keys locking in door part that my post was about. Feel free to remove your tongue from Steve Jobs' anus long enough to read my post.