As expected, Motorola took to the stage today to unveil its new DROID RAZR Android smartphone for Verizon. The new RAZR lives up to its namesake with a body that's 7.1mm thick and includes Kevlar fiber and a Gorilla Glass screen. Other specs include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (960x540) display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, 1080p HD video capture, front-facing "HD" camera, 16GB built-in storage, 16GB microSD card, 1GB RAM, 1,780mAh battery, Verizon 4G LTE, and Android 2.3.5 beneath Motorola's custom UI. Expect the DROID RAZR to hit in "early November" for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders for the device will kick off on October 27th. You can check out the DROID RAZR's video introduction below.
Motorola also took the time to announce MOTOACTV, a fitness device that can track your performance measured in calories burned, miles ran, etc. The watch-style MOTOACTV can also present all of your workout data in graphs and charts to help you set goals and better understand your workouts. Users can pair the MOTOACTV with the wireless SF700 ($149) or wired SF500 ($99) Bluetooth sports headphones to listen to music, track heart rate, and even answer calls and receive texts from an Android-powered handset. As for launch details, the MOTOACTV and its 1.6-inch touchscreen will be available on November 6th, with pricing set at $249 for the 8GB model or $299 for a 16GB variant. Pre-orders start today.
Lastly, Motorola added another Lapdock to its growing webtop family. The Lapdock 500 Pro includes a 14-inch display and can be seen below. No pricing or launch details were mentioned.
Upon first glance, it looks like the Motorola DROID RAZR could be one of the better Android phones available here in the U.S. Not only does it have a large 4.3-inch qHD display that's of the Super AMOLED variety, but it's also packing 4G LTE connectivity in a body that's crazy thin. Unfortunately for Moto, the DROID RAZR won't have the Android spotlight to itself for long, as Samsung and Google are will likely be unveiling the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich later today. That doesn't mean we can't focus on the DROID RAZR for now, though! What do you all think of Moto's newest RAZR family member?
UPDATE: For those of you that were wondering, Motorola has confirmed on Twitter that the DROID RAZR will ship with its bootloader locked.
Lapdock 500 Pro
VERIZON WIRELESS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE DROID RAZR™ BY MOTOROLA: DROID STRONG. RAZR SHARP.
Impossibly Thin with Unstoppable Power on America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.
Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements. Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
“DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network into one innovative device,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers.”
“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.”
Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLED™ Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren’t a blur, whether customers stream from Netflix™ or rent from Android Market™. It’s the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.
DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.
If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains. Enter MotoCast™, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdock™ 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen – all while charging the device.
· Powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread
· 1 GB 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
The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at: www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of DROID RAZR™ by Motorola in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visitmotorola.com/mobility.
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