Shockingly, the time when a thin, sleek folding phone from Motorola called the Razr now seems so long ago.
With Motorola Mobility’s introduction of the new Droid Razr, the company is working to get back on top of the cellphone heap with a super thin, well built performance beast that should impress anyone and maybe even draw fans back to the brand that owned the original. Of course this top of the hill position will last only a short time as the Samsung Nexus is due to hit stores about the same time or just after.
This new Razr is silly thin (7.1mm) and light (127 grams). To compare, an iPhone4s is 9.3.. and 140 grams, but the Razr has the larger, now expected, 4.3″ screen. The phone reportedly has that same quality build feel that the old Razr had and the Kevlar fiber back piece and a stainless steel chassis.
The phone will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, sport an Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, a single GB of RAM, and a 8 megapixel camera. Motorola claims that battery life is a big deal in this phone with new apps and features designed to better manage and retain battery life (oh, this battery is non-replacable). Gingerbread will be the OS of choice, but with the introduction of the newer Ice Cream Sandwich its anyone’s guess how long before that is downloadable onto the Razr
Oct 27 you can get your Razr from Verizon for $299/2yr contract.
- Motorola Droid RAZR hands-on (video) (engadget.com)
- Motorola announces Droid RAZR: Android-based, 4G, super-thin smart phone (news.consumerreports.org)
- Motorola Droid Razr: First Impressions [PICS & VIDEO] (mashable.com)