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Motorola Droid RAZR
Motorola announces its 7.1mm thick Droid RAZR

We got a nice sneak peak at the Droid RAZR yesterday afternoon, but Motorola officially pulled the wraps off its latest smartphone today.
 
The Droid RAZR is 7.1mm thick and features Gorilla Glass for its touchscreen (like just about every other smartphone on the market). Where the Droid RAZR shakes things up a bit is with its KEVLAR body that makes it less susceptible to damage when dropped.
 
Motorola's latest and greatest has the following specs:
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization
  • Front-facing HD camera
  • 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
  • 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed
  • 1780 mAh battery
“DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.”

The Droid RAZR will be available in early November for $299 with a two-year contract.

Source: Verizon



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Bad timing...
By Drafter on 10/18/2011 1:37:01 PM , Rating: 4
I don't know who would buy this if it were to launch on the same day as the Nexus....given that this phone is probably going to be loaded with forceware and the Nexus will be a pure Google experience with the latest 4.0 OS.

My experience with the Bionic thus far has been relatively positive, but I will never EVER buy another phone with dozens of force installed applications....taking up space, running in the background, using memory, reminding me to update them. It has turned into a deal-breaker and I urge many of you to heed my warning rather than learn the lesson the hard way.




RE: Bad timing...
By Spuke on 10/18/2011 1:47:34 PM , Rating: 2
Waiting for the Nexus...zzzzzzz


RE: Bad timing...
By Da W on 10/18/2011 2:08:42 PM , Rating: 2
Here's an advantage Windows phone have. No crap, if there is, it's easily uninstalled.


RE: Bad timing...
By nafhan on 10/18/2011 2:36:31 PM , Rating: 5
...I think that might be the complete list of advantages :)


RE: Bad timing...
By inighthawki on 10/18/2011 4:34:48 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like you've never touched a device with Mango on it. It puts android to shame.


RE: Bad timing...
By Samus on 10/18/2011 10:37:55 PM , Rating: 1
I guess that's why its just killing Android in marketshare...


RE: Bad timing...
By inighthawki on 10/19/2011 9:44:48 AM , Rating: 3
No, that's just due to a lack of marketing and no hardware that stands out as "the thing" to get. Android had the Droid to really boost its popularity, and it was marketed well. Even my parents asked me if I had heard of it when the commercials first aired, stating it looked cool. I have yet to see a commercial for WP7 (or even a handset), let alone one that stood out. I blame poor brand awareness.


RE: Bad timing...
By nafhan on 10/19/2011 9:47:46 AM , Rating: 2
Calm down it was a joke... you're correct I've never touched a device with Mango on it. However, I'm also certain it doesn't "put android to shame". I have done a bit of reading on it, and nothing I've seen about WinPho7.5 jumps out and makes me say "I've got to have that!".


RE: Bad timing...
By sprockkets on 10/19/2011 3:33:06 PM , Rating: 2
Not anymore, ICS allows removal of it.

Oh well. WP7 is nice, but doesn't seem like it's going anywhere.


RE: Bad timing...
By geddarkstorm on 10/18/2011 4:57:38 PM , Rating: 2
But can the Nexus stop bullets with a KEVLAR body? No, didn't think so.


Good
By sprockkets on 10/18/2011 1:14:20 PM , Rating: 3
Now apple can finally shut the fuck up about being the thinnest phone.

Not to mention they also pull this shit as well:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/29/white-iphone-4-...




RE: Good
By BrgMx5 on 10/18/11, Rating: -1
RE: Good
By JazzMang on 10/18/2011 1:50:55 PM , Rating: 4
Have you ever read any of the moto reviews on Anandtech? They are praised for their excellent talk time. What exactly are you referring to again?


RE: Good
By retrospooty on 10/18/2011 1:58:58 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... 4g is a hog, but its not doing anything unless you are on the internet downloading. It looks like a great phone.


RE: Good
By blueboy09 on 10/21/2011 10:05:08 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Anandtech is one of the best web sites are far as accuracy and detail to attention when it comes to specifications that i have seen in a while.


RE: Good
By Drafter on 10/18/2011 2:24:59 PM , Rating: 4
"So, you can talk on your thinnest phone for 1 hour before you see a big honking sign (Please Charge)"

You are a complete idiot. The Motorola Droid Bionic gets 12.17 hours of talk time compared to the iPhone4's 7.43 in the latest Anandtech Bionic review. That's with a 1730mah battery. The RAZR has an 1800mah battery and will surely get even better talk time duration. Simply put, Motorola's talk time battery life is superior to the competition.

I still think this phone is going to be a loser because it will be tainted with Verizon bloatware and it's lacking the new ICS, but what you are saying comes straight out of your ass.


RE: Good
By sigmatau on 10/18/2011 7:04:05 PM , Rating: 2
I'll tell you what, I can go back to when I owned a Startac. That had an excellent battery and was almost 15 years ago.


this can be
By tekzor on 10/18/2011 12:57:19 PM , Rating: 1
a very hot phone IF the experience is better than the droid 3.
I was really disappointed at the dual core performance of my droid 3 on simple tasks like from going from the menu to the home screen produced lag.

I will be comparing this to the nexus prime for my new 4G phone.




RE: this can be
By vortmax2 on 10/18/2011 2:19:25 PM , Rating: 2
I got my wife a D3 and I was a bit disappointed as well (although it runs better than her D2). I think, however, that the software is still quite buggy (especially related to GPU compatability and performance) so I suppose a software update or 2 will help performace and the bugginess issues.


RE: this can be
By priusone on 10/19/2011 2:57:17 PM , Rating: 2
I can't wait to get ICS on my D3. Disable Verizons crapware? Why thank you, Google. I am glad Apple hasn't be able to sue physical keyboards into extinction.


Nice Phone!
By retrospooty on 10/18/2011 1:12:35 PM , Rating: 2
I love all the options out on Android now. This puppy is 7.1mm thick compared to the Bionic 11mm and iphone 4 and 4s at 9.3mm. All that and 4G with 1780 mAh battery. Sweet!




RE: Nice Phone!
By vortmax2 on 10/18/2011 2:21:56 PM , Rating: 2
I guess I'm not getting how they are making it so thin with the 1st gen LTE chips. Makes me wonder why the Revo/Thunderbolt/Charge were so thick...


No Droid 3 to Europe :(
By Ihmemies on 10/18/2011 7:34:28 PM , Rating: 2
Motorola keeps releasing new phones but is not able to provide even existing products in Europe. Hopefully Google will put some sense into Motorola.

There aren't that many qwerty (android) phones around and Droid3 seems to be the best of them.




RE: No Droid 3 to Europe :(
By robinthakur on 10/19/2011 5:18:29 AM , Rating: 2
Yep, , I dont really understand why Motorola don't release any droids in Europe, we only get the really rubbish ones like the Atrix :(


its probably just me but...
By NellyFromMA on 10/18/2011 2:45:40 PM , Rating: 2
I really see no noteworthy differences between any of the mid and top-tier phones for Android. Does anything differentiate between models anymore? I read the headline and got excited, thinking it might be aphone that finally was exciting in the way the original razor was during its debut, but all this is (to me) is another boring phone. Super thin? Cool... but hasn't this been done to death? How much thinner is the cell phone going to get?

Now, if this had a keyboard, THAT would be exciting...

Just my two cents.




Yet another phone...
By gwem557 on 10/18/2011 6:44:52 PM , Rating: 2
....that wipes it's arse with an iPhone.




Ice Cream Sandwich
By Yodog on 10/19/2011 8:55:29 AM , Rating: 2
Hope to have some pure Ice Cream Sandwich for this device in a near future. With this, Motorola can compete or even beat Galaxy Nexus...




*sigh* :/
By Tequilasunriser on 10/18/11, Rating: -1
RE: *sigh* :/
By quiksilvr on 10/18/2011 1:03:55 PM , Rating: 3
Sucks that the only network pushing true LTE is ridiculously expensive.

Seriously, why get these phones on networks that charge and arm and a leg for 4G? You obviously are getting it for multimedia purposes, which use up a lot of bandwidth.


RE: *sigh* :/
By Tequilasunriser on 10/18/2011 1:31:47 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Whats the point of having a beast of a phone if your draconian carrier severely cripples the data cap unless you give up your limbs?


RE: *sigh* :/
By vortmax2 on 10/18/2011 2:24:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Whats the point of having a beast of a phone if your draconian carrier severely cripples the data cap unless you give up your limbs?


I'll take being grandfathered in than giving limbs... ;)


RE: *sigh* :/
By NellyFromMA on 10/18/2011 2:49:30 PM , Rating: 2
Because, simply put, average consumers pay anyways and don't know the difference.

They are not all tech saavy. They just like lights and features.


RE: *sigh* :/
By JazzMang on 10/18/2011 1:52:40 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah you're right. AT&T's track record is much better? Please think before speaking.
Next!


RE: *sigh* :/
By Tequilasunriser on 10/19/2011 12:29:06 AM , Rating: 2
I'm on Sprint, knucklehead.

Think before typing.


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