At an event in New York City, Motorola just unveiled their newest, fastest, thinnest phone, with a name you might remember fondly, or not so fondly: the Droid RAZR. It'll be the thinnest phone in the world, running on the country's fastest network, with a huge battery and waterproof coating and all kinds of other goodies that'll probably make it seem so tough you'll forget about its extreme thinness.
The newest RAZR slash newest Droid is a 4.3-inch Android phone running Gingerbread (which is soon to be replaced by Ice Cream Sandwich), outfitted with Verizon's 4G LTE, a massive 1,800 mAh battery, a Gorilla Glass screen and Kevlar back, and some kind of water-resistant coating to make it splashproof. That battery is definitely notable; phones on Verizon's 4G network may be fast, but they're also notoriously harsh on battery life, so the extra juice will go a long way. The RAZR is 7.1mm thick at its thinnest point, making it even thinner than the 9.3mm-thick iPhone 4S. Optional accessories will include the laptop dock Motorola's been pushing with the Droid Bionic and Atrix 4G. We're just hoping the screen is better than the pixelly qHD screen used in the Droid Bionic.
Interestingly, Motorola also introduced the similarly-capitalized MotoACTV, pictured above, which, if we're being honest, is basically an iPod Nano ripoff. But the Nano's nice, and the ACTV has some cool features. Worn as a watch, it can not only play music but also connect via Bluetooth to the Droid RAZR, letting you know when someone's calling or texting without having to pull your phone out of your bag or whatever.
The ACTV will be available on November 6th for a rather steep $250 and $300 for the 8GB and 16GB versions, respectively, while the Droid RAZR will be available to pre-order on October 27th for a cost of $300 with a 2-year contract. The RAZR is Verizon-only.
Yeah, but how "thin" is it at its THICKEST point?
On a separate note, who really needs a thinner phone? why not use the extra space to lengthen the battery life?
I like Motorola! I like their toys! I want one! ;)
Yea....HTC and Samsung are unveiling their new phones too....and the Motorola just cant compete with them.
The samsung galaxy nexus will be a clean and stock Android experience, running the newer ice cream sandwich, with a full hd 720p curved screen.
The HTC Vigor/Rezound will also have a 720p screen, itll be back on gingerbread like the razr, and it will be running htcs sense...notorious for being significantly smoother than motorolas motoblur. Oh....and itll have a 1.5ghz dual core over the others 1.2
As it stands, really the only reason to get the razr is for the kevlar back....which isnt really functional, just for looks. With those stats and this timing, motorola needs to reconsider the $300 price tag.
"We're just hoping the screen is better than the pixelly qHD screen used in the Droid Bionic."
Sorry, no go. Droid opted for another qHD AMOLED ( Which likely means pentile ) so, that's only 960x540 vs. the other 2 phones 1280x720. That's almost half the pixels.
No slide out qwerty keyboard I guess!!
That is my requirement therefore im waiting for the mytouch 4g
btw again, apple sucks. they always did.
Iphone 4 s....not even 4gs
512 meg ram? really....my 10 month old desire Z has more than that
1 ghz dual core ewwww
anways done with the crapple bashing
This phone is quite interesting...its even slimmer than the Galaxy S2
splashproof is cool
Kevlar rocks,,,wear the phone around your heart at all times pfhahah
yeah. the first thing I read is "is 7.1mm thick at its thinnest point"
ummm. dont you mean thickest point???
either way. pretty sweet phone. but I will stick with my iphone. I am still running with the old 3Gs, and I never once thought to myself. Damn this phone is too thick. and the iphone 4 is way thinner the phone I have now.
but doing super thin phones was always Motorolas thing. and they do it well.
Yeah I am rolling the original Droid X still and was so very disapointed in the Droid X 2 I am hoping moto steps up there game soon and puts out a Droid X 3 and make it as beastly as the original cuz I LOVE This phone go MOTO!
this interests me for one real simple reason, durability. gorilla glass, kevlar, splashproof. i have kids.
"Thin" mattered when the original Razr was released. All the smartphones are thin now, so who cares? It better be fast, have a great screen, good battery life, and good camera or it doesn't matter how thin it is. I've had too many bad experiences with Motorola to take another chance. They lock the bootloaders on their Android phones so unlike other brands, they aren't as easy to update to the next OS version.
I prefer Mororola over Apple products. I love the new Droid RAZR and the ACTV also. I wonder if you can surf and talk at the sametime with Verizons service?