Like the imminent Galaxy Nexus, the Motorola RAZR had been rumored for months. We’re pleased to say that the device is now official, and the new handset will be known as the Motorola Droid RAZR and as you may have guessed – it’s another Verizon exclusive.
Before we get onto the specs, let’s get the important release and price information out of the way. Both Motorola and Verizon confirmed that the device will be available to pre-order as of October 27th, ready for a release sometime in November – they didn’t give a solid date. However, as we have just informed you earlier on, the device may be set for a Verizon launch on November 10th, alongside the Galaxy Nexus according to a leak obtained by Droid-Life.
As for the price of the device, it will come in as $299 as expected for a brand new 4G LTE device, although you’ll probably be able to get it cheaper online if you hold out for a few deals from places like Amazon and Radioshack.
Now then, the crucial specs of the device have been revealed as well, and the rumors were correct – The Droid RAZR has been built with kevlar material and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED “Advanced” display made of Gorilla glass. Motorola has also thrown in water repellent nanocoating features to help protect it from any liquid spillages near the device and confirmed that the Droid RAZR is now the ‘world’s thinnest smartphone‘ with a thinness of just 7.1mm.
Other specs include a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1780mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and wait for it – the latest version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread – yes, no pre-installed Ice Cream Sandwich unfortunately, but that would have been a long shot anyway.
So there we have it, the Droid RAZR is now out in the open. First impressions are that it’s a very decent handset, but consumers may have one eye on the Galaxy Nexus unveil first before taking the RAZR seriously. You can register your interest and check out the official product page over at Motorola’s website here.
What are your first impressions of the Droid RAZR – Good alternative to the Galaxy Nexus or not? Stay tuned for further coverage of the RAZR, including the lineup of interesting accessories that are available.