Motorola is continuing its once-dominate RAZR line with the impressive new Motorola Droid RAZR. The new, super thin 4.3-inch phone has 32gb of memory and a Super AMOLED display protected by a Kevlar fibre coating on its Gorilla glass screen. Kevlar is that stuff they used to make bullet-proof vests, which should help prevent the screen from shattering should you drop the phone.
The Droid Razr has a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for 720P HD video conferencing and an 8-megapixel camera on the rear that takes 1080P HD video and image stabilization. It packs a 1.2 gig dual-core processor and runs Android 2.3.5 out of the box (let’s hope that can be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, which we’re now quite fond of).
The phone will be available at Verizon for $299.99, with pre-orders starting Oct. 27.
- 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
Here’s the press release:
Motorola Mobility Reveals Motorola RAZR™: Impossibly Thin Meets Head-turning Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Oct. 19, 2011 – Say hello to the jaw-dropping new Motorola RAZR™, brought to you by Motorola Mobility. Impossibly thin and lightweight, this smartphone is loaded with sexy curves. Its sculpted glass face, diamond-cut aluminum accents and hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display reflect museum-worthy industrial design, while its KEVLAR® fibre coating (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen with splash-guard coating, make this work of art a force to be reckoned with. The availability and pricing will be announced on a later date.
While they’re still dazzled by the outside, hit them with what’s on the inside. A cool 1GB of RAM hooks up with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android™ 2.3.5 to get you a lightning-fast user interface and the power to multi-task like never before. Rock your playlists while you check your email, breeze through photos—all at the same time, without delay. Motorola RAZR comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast™ app1, giving you the power to stream or download content from your PC straight to your device so your personal content is always within reach. Watch movies on a screen that sports a wider range of colours than most LCD HDTVs. And when you’re tired of watching (as if), use the cinematic-quality front-facing 720p HD video camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with even sharper 1080p HD video capture to create your own movies —all with image-stabilization technology to turn your life into art without breaking a sweat.
“One of the best-selling mobile phones of all time, the original Motorola RAZR redefined what a mobile phone was as people worldwide strutted around proudly flashing their fashion item. Now, we bring sexy back in a stylish and sleek body with the power to create experiences you will not find in any other smartphones,” said Robert van Tilburg, senior regional sales director for Motorola Mobility in South Asia. “We can expect the customers in Malaysia lining up to get their hands on the next fashion icon when we launch the Motorola RAZR later in the year.”
Work Smart, Not Hard
Government-grade encryption protects your email, contacts and calendar so you are business ready. Even your strict IT manager will be impressed. Work smart with Smart Actions – a preloaded app on Motorola RAZR that lets you automate everyday tasks and enable better battery life. Smart Actions can turn down the ringer when you step into work, change the Bluetooth and GPS settings when you get home to save battery, or send a text to someone if you miss their call – letting you focus more on what’s actually important.
And Motorola RAZR’s no slouch with physical safety either. It’s armed with Corning® Gorilla® Glass (no surface scratches) and a splash-guard coating, even on the electrical boards inside.
Accessories that bring a whole new universe to life
We’ve got the tools and toys to turn the world’s sexiest smartphone into a mobile cloud computing powerhouse, an HD media hub, and a navigation device (not to mention a killer stereo system).
Motorola RAZR is powerful on its own, no doubt, but when combined with one of Motorola’s incredible accessories, you unleash a world of possibilities. Use the new Motorola Lapdock™ 500 Pro or smaller Lapdock™ 100 to let loose Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application, giving you the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox browser – all while powering the device. Or, plug it into the HD Dock or HD Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment. You can also connect a navigation dock for GPS and directions, battery pack for extra life, Bluetooth keyboard for efficient typing, and the elegantly designed, almost-invisible Motorola ELITE SLIVER™ headset for discrete, hands-free talking. Control your content and your calls, play basic games and browse the web from the comfort of your couch with the Smart Controller. You’ll have the brains, brawn and beauty to make the impossible possible.