It didn't take long for Verizon to figure out the obvious, which is that $300 is a bit more than some people are willing to pay for a high-end device, even the Droid RAZR. Now you don't have to. Big Red has gone and launched a new SKU for $200 (with a 2-year service contract), pricing the smartphone in more reasonable territory. It's the exact same phone, just with less storage.
Next to the awesome Will It Blend? series by Blendtec, we're big fans of what iFixIt does to hardware. Whereas Blendtec tosses electronics into an industrial blender and records the carnage, iFixIt tears into expensive gadgets, giving the average user who doesn't have the stomach for tech surgery more than just a peek inside. The newest patient to land on iFixIt's operating table is Motorola's Droid RAZR.
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.
This may be bad news to anyone that bought a Droid Bionic last month on Verizon. The Droid RAZR is expected to be announced tomorrow, and bring the RAZR branding roaring back with a slim design and 4G LTE on board. There’s a new teaser site up ahead of tomorrow’s event, and it leaves little to the imagination.