Motorola DROID RAZR Verizon

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.


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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. 

Additional features:

·         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. 

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. Android Market is a trademark of Google, Inc. KEVLAR(R) is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Terry Oakes
Terry Oakes sux its only vzw
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson another verizon phone i can't afford, why the hell won't verizon take a peek at what att is doing . their phones are so much more affordable and they have more variety which is really uncommon for verizon. the only thing they have going for them is their service and their bazillion towers.
Bryan Platt
Bryan Platt What's the deal with the battery not being removable an all of this air sync sounds kind iphoneish to me an the fact that Motorola makes it so hard to get the boot loader open Verizon should have been the ones to buy Motorola lol ics is nice real nice from what I've seen there are a few things I didn't care for with the nexus like no external memory an a 5 MP camera that just make since when the majority of super phones have 8 mp cameras I will not buy Motorola never cared for them anyway
Itsok Imawelder
Itsok Imawelder Same google/android layout. Faster prossesor, thinner, bigger screen. What's the real difference. Even motorola realized it that's why their bringing back the razr.... I miss the days of palm treos, windows mobile, bb, nokia n90's. When there was variety. Now its droid droid droid.
Edmund Nigel
Edmund Nigel Just Another bullshit android phone they're taking the thinnest phone to far who really gives a sh$@ as long as it works and its not the size of my laptop. Same software google step your game up
Dina Locklear Ball
Dina Locklear Ball If it had chat on, bbm or messages, oh yeah!
Hani Ghanma
Hani Ghanma no one cares bring on the PRIME
Anonymous Too soon
Vinny Marino
Vinny Marino Hey Ryan my epic touch is thinner then the iPhone 4 apple hasn't held that title to a while
Zach Cline
Zach Cline And it never ends lol.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Kind of like how apple fanboys line up for 15 month old specs and Siri huh?
Jason King
Jason King Every time theres a new Android phone, android fanboys love it, and hate on everything else, at the same time wanting the next latests and greatest cuz the current offering is never good enuff. The thunderbolt comes out no waiting for the charge. The charge comes out no I'm waiting for droid 3. wait the D3 doesn't have 4g so I want the Bionic , the bionic comes out, I want the GS2 the GS2 comes out they want the razar, the razar comes out they want the nexus and on and on and on. . When does it ever end?
Grant Young
Grant Young Got to have one
Chance Hakimi
Chance Hakimi This phone is insane!!!!
Baudric Paten
Baudric Paten Needs to be with more than one carrier... [GOD] is all
William Young
William Young it looks good but because of the name I will never buy it until half of THE WORLD say it's good and had no major problems wit it
Zach Cline
Zach Cline I'm torn between this and the nexus prime .
James Byron Roberson
James Byron Roberson To wide needs 2 b slimmer
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf I like it. Razr & Nexus for me. My collection is starting to look nice
Mark Fisher Jr.
Mark Fisher Jr. It would be something that i would get. But it looks dam near like a droid x.
Kevin Pizana
Kevin Pizana Galaxy nexus will blow this razr back a decade when the name had relevance...
Lee Grip Gresham
Lee Grip Gresham Another Legendary Phone... sweet but I'll pass
Lee Maxwell
Lee Maxwell Runs Android2.3? And you announce it on the same day another phone with the newest software is announced?! Lame sauce. Can't wait until the other carriers get this device, WITH ICS! !
Jd Davis
Jd Davis If the screen is as vibrant and sexy as it looks on the handds-on video Aaron did... This phone is MINE!
Juan Carlos Mendoza
Juan Carlos Mendoza It looks pretty sick!
Noah Everett Braley
Noah Everett Braley Move out of the Bionic
Rob John
Rob John I like Samsung, but that's a nice phone
Nahtanoj Divad Htrab
Nahtanoj Divad Htrab Impressive device, but I'm still looking for stock android phone, ie nexus device.
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner IPhone troll go away
Ian Slade
Ian Slade Anyway...Android FTW
Ian Slade
Ian Slade Ryan the iphone isnt the thinnest phone to date, the SGS2 is i believe?
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner I think it looks sick, but of course it has a locked bootloader
Sam Bahhur
Sam Bahhur just another android phone. nothing new.
Ryan Christopher Etzel
Ryan Christopher Etzel iPhone4s for the win<3 cant wait to get it im tired of my Motorola Droid X
Diaz Jonathan
Diaz Jonathan no thanks..same specs as all the other android phones..only difference here is the materials the phone is made out of and of coarse that horrible platform
Ryan Christopher Etzel
Ryan Christopher Etzel the phone isnt all 7.1mm thin the hump makes it bigger.. so the iphone is stil the thinnerst phone to date....
Kong Yang
Kong Yang It's cool.
Paulette Garcia
Paulette Garcia Want it for t-mobile
Luis Reich
Luis Reich Its nice, but NEXUS FTW!!!
Karan Pal
Karan Pal nothing really
Rob Blanton
Rob Blanton I love it. Nuff Said
Anej Svete
Anej Svete when things get too thin...
Patric Pederson
Patric Pederson I think it is pretty freakin awesome...too bad it has Motorola's horrible Android skin on it
Crezel Cabading
Crezel Cabading Can't wait to hear more about it, and it's final specs
Fayez Noor
Fayez Noor 7.1 mm fucking insane. love it

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