Droid RAZR Unveiled: 1.2GHz Dual-Core, Water Resistant, $299

Ryan Whitwam

As expected, Motorola has announced the new Droid RAZR Android phone for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The iconic name evokes images of something impossibly thin, and the Droid RAZR delivers on that count. The device is powerful, but only 7.1mm thick. That’s thinner than the iPhone, and Motorola claims over 12 hours of talk time per charge.

The new RAZR runs on a TI OMAP4430 SoC clocked up to 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The 8MP camera is capable of shooting 1080p video, and there is a front camera as well. The screen is a first of its kind qHD resolution Super AMOLED. The phone itself is splash resistant and has a tough kevlar back. However, that form factor comes with a drawback; the battery is apparently non-removable.

The RAZR is running an Android 2.3 Gingerbread with is going to be the current version of the platform for all of 4 more hours at the time of posting. Moto has also locked the bootloader on this device. The Droid RAZR will be available for pre-order on October 27 for $299 on contract.

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