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Motorola Brings The RAZR Back With Droid RAZR LTE Smartphone

Motorola Brings The RAZR Back With Droid RAZR LTE Smartphone

Google and Samsung have a play date later this evening, but Motorola's the one kicking the Android action into high gear this week with the introduction of... another RAZR? That's right, the phone that redefined what a flip phone could be is back, at least, in name + spirit. The Droid RAZR is the latest in the Droid line, with Motorola (whom Google purchased, remember that?) dishing out an insanely thin new phone with drool-worthy specifications.

It's easily the world's thinnest LTE smartphone at just 7.1mm, which is even slimmer than the Galaxy S II that the Android world has raved about for months. Not surprisingly, it will be available exclusively on Verizon Wireless, and being that it's thin enough to crack with a strong tug, there's a KEVLAR fiber back and Gorilla Glass on the front. Inside, you'll find a 1.2GHz CPU, LTE module, Wi-Fi, 4.3" Super AMOLED Advanced display (qHD resolution!), Android Market access, and yes, it's the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.


There's even a new MotoCast app, which 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.


What's strange is that Ice Cream Sandwich isn't onboard. It's shipping with Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), but perhaps it'll be updated in due time. There's 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, 1080p movie capture, front-facing HD camera, a water-repellent nanocoating, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of onboard memory, an additional 16GB via microSD, and a 1780mAh battery. It'll ship in early November for for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online. We're seeing a shift up in contract prices for LTE superphones, but with specs like this, it's almost justified. The RAZR's back, baby, now it just needs Ice Cream Sandwich.
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Dang dang! Verizon is finally getting a good phone. I can't wait to see what sammy has to offer tonight. I was really surprised its not shipping with ics. I'm not happy about the $300 standard either.....

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"Damn, this model is packed with features. I have owned a couple of RAZR phones in the past, they are great , solid cool phones, but this on sure takes the cake in awesomeness. On my list now for a consideration."

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It's at the top of my list @Optimus, if Samsung doesn't wow me tonight I'll be in line for this puppy. I have to assume it will get an ice cream update eventually. The smart actions app seems really cool also, you can change all the settings on your phone based on location and network connectivity. The example they gave was turning your phone to silent when you walk into work or turning off bluetooth when you get home. I do like motorola phones because they have a billion accessories, and this is no exception. I have to say the original razr was my favorite "dumb" phone next to my first brick nokia.

What do you think about the motoactv? I like the idea and device just not the price:)

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Drake_McNasty:
The smart actions app seems really cool also, you can change all the settings on your phone based on location and network connectivity. The example they gave was turning your phone to silent when you walk into work or turning off bluetooth when you get home.

"Thats a very Cool feature, one That I can definitely use. Nice big screen as well. "

Drake_McNasty:
I do like motorola phones because they have a billion accessories, and this is no exception. I have to say the original razr was my favorite "dumb" phone next to my first brick nokia.

'Yeah, that was one major selling point for me also. I bought  two V3's when they first came out. Bought many cases for them, I liked showing off a lot during those days, also with the bluetooth headsets."

Drake_McNasty:
What do you think about the motoactv? I like the idea and device just not the price:)

"I just read about it. I think it has a lot of potential towards fitness buffs, athletes and celebrities. I admit, I like the device as well, the price not so good, but for what it offers + the GPS tracking and stats, not bad. Not bad."

 

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