It's 11.11.11, which means the Motorola DROID RAZR is up for grabs on Verizon Wireless. Priced at $299.99 with a new, two year agreement, the DROID RAZR is - for the moment, anyway - the skinniest Android smartphone around, just 7.1mm for the majority of its chassis, and fronted by a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED Advanced touchscreen.
For the brand new DROID RAZR, Motorola and Verizon's newest hero device, ad spots appear to be continuing the trend of sparing no expense for high theatrics and above average action and adventure stylings. What you're about to see are two ads, one of them showing off how undeniably thin the device is as it cuts through the urban environment, dicing everything it flies directly through. The other, having just been released this week as we come ever so close to the 11.11.11 release date, emphasizes the tagline for the device "Too Powerful to Fall Into the Wrong Hands" and makes it clear that this smartphone is so awesome, only kung-fu Batman James Bond-type character is worthy of stealing it from the set of black-van drivers that possess it (we must assume that these vans represent either Verizon or Motorola, not sure which.)
Motorola's DROID RAZR has a lot to live up to - and a clear warning around how to drop the ball in mobile strategy. Named after the slimline clamshell handset that changed Motorola's fortunes in 2004, this new dual-core Android promises to be the world's thinnest smartphone with power and performance to match. Thing is, Motorola quickly milked the original RAZR to death, pushing out special edition variant after variant while the market left its underwhelming specifications behind. Is this new DROID worthy of the RAZR name? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
There's a new feature in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that has quite a few people having a heard attack with glee - the ability to "hide" applications that you'd otherwise not be able to get rid of. These apps are generally calls bloatware because they're added to the basic build of the device and cannot be deleted by the user (unless of course they hack the device.) What this new function will bring is the ability to shut these apps out of your device ALMOST entirely - save for the amount of space they take up in a very rudimentary sense. What you might not know is that both the Motorola DROID RAZR and the DROID BIONIC both have this ability already - no Ice Cream Sandwich required!
Let me tell you here why Motorola presented the ideal phone for a person like me this week in New York City. And also let me tell you why I'm sad it didn't come out several months ago. First, the positives - they all begin with the heavy metal that makes up the majority of this device. Then let's speak about how thin and lovely this device very much appears to be. Then we'll speak about how even though I will be switching to the Galaxy Nexus sooner than later, you certainly don't have to. This is the DROID RAZR, the greatest Motorola smartphone ever created and soon to be at once the thinnest and the toughest to break smart handset on the market.
We already know enough about the Motorola RAZR Android smartphone to be able to figure out the thing is pretty darn cool. We had hoped it would land running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, but that didn’t work out. If you are wondering, when exactly the Android 4.0 update would come to the smartphone Motorola has now offered up that detail.
A leaked screenshot of Verizon's product release schedule reveals the tentative launch dates for a slew of upcoming Android smartphones, including what could be the just unveiled Motorola DROID RAZR as well as the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The latter of which we're expecting to see tonight at the Android Ice Cream Sandwich event hosted by Google and Samsung in Hong Kong. Reminder: we'll be there to cover it live at 10pm EST, so stay tuned!
Timed perfectly, the Motorola DROID RAZR's FCC approval papers showed up just after the big unveiling announcement today in NYC. The FCC filling reveals that the DROID RAZR packs support for not only Verizon's CDMA, EVDO, and LTE frequencies, but also global GSM 850 and 1900 bands as well as WCDMA II and V bands that could potentially make it the first Verizon LTE device to support worldwide roaming.
The just unveiled Motorola DROID RAZR gets preloaded with the MotoCast app that lets you easily stream and sync content in your own little personal cloud. Unlike the iCloud, which stores your data and files on remote servers, the MotoCast simply streams and syncs content to your DROID RAZR wirelessly from what's stored on your own computer.
Motorola just officially unveiled the DROID RAZR and not only does the phone pack powerful internals, but it also comes with a whole host of optional external accessories that further extends its capabilities. One of these accessories is the LapDock along with Motorola's webtop app that turns your DROID RAZR into a laptop when it's docked, similar to what we've seen with Motorola's Atrix and the Atrix 2.