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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

"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.

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