Verizon and Motorola Announce the Droid RAZR

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Verizon and Motorola teamed up today at their Big Innovation event to announce the latest Droid smartphone dubbed the Droid RAZR. No, this isn’t the same kind of RAZR you had back in 2004; this is a heavy duty, 1 GB of RAM-and-1.2 GHz processor smartphone with LTE capabilities that blows the old RAZR line out of the water. Hell, I don’t even know why I’m comparing the two. They’re nothing alike. Check out the full specs after the break.

One of the huge selling points from Motorola is how thin this phone is. It measures at 7.1mm and the backing is made with Kevlar fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass for durability and scratch resistance. The screen is whopping 4.3 inches with a Super AMOLED qHD display. No word yet on the display’s resolution, but I’ll update when there is.

If you’re interested in picking up the device, it will be available for pre-orders at droiddoes.com/droidrazr on October 27 for $299.99 with a 2 year contract.

Full Specs

  • Powered by Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread
  • 1GB RAM for a fast user interface and multi-tasking
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
  • Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
  • 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable so customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Water repellent nanocoating protects the phone, and even the inside components, against everyday spills
  • Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing
  • Use Quickoffice® to view, create and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device from anywhere at anytime
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
  • 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Powerful 1780 mAh battery

Brian Heater from Engadget was at the event and had a chance to play with the Droid RAZR. Check out their video and the official press release photos below!


What do you think of the new Droid RAZR? Will you be upgrading? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: This Is My Next | Motorola Press Release

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