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Motorola brings RAZR back with Android and KEVLAR

October 19th, 2011        

Motorola brings RAZR back with Android and KEVLAR

The Motorola RAZR is a legendary phone. It is the highest-selling clamshell phone in history, and soon a phone with that same name will be arriving in November.

Motorola today announced the new RAZR, which will be known as the DROID RAZR in the U.S. market as a Verizon exclusive. It earns its name with the thin profile at 7.1 millimeters thick. Powering it is a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.

Motorola brings RAZR back with Android and KEVLAR

Besides running on Verizon’s CDMA network, the RAZR will also operate on GSM in Canada (on Rogers), Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa starting this November.

Its design starts with a “hyper-vibrant” 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display, a KEVLAR fiber back (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning Gorilla Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes. What’s more, every part of Motorola RAZR is protected by a splash-guard coating – even the electrical boards inside.

Motorola brings RAZR back with Android and KEVLAR

More specs:

  • 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

One customization that Motorola did on Android is the Smart Actions app that lets the user 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 (through Wi-Fi network detection and geofences), or send a text to someone if you miss their call.

A great feature from the Motorola Atrix also lives in the RAZR with compatibility with the Motorola Lapdock 500 Pro or Lapdock 100 for a laptop-like experience. It can also connect to the HD Dock or HD Station to output to your home theater system.

See more on the new Motorola RAZR here at the product page.