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We've been hearing rumors of the Droid RAZR for some time now, and it's finally official. Like previously suggested, this is a super-thin, ultra-light powerhouse of a device, with some pretty impressive features tucked away under its sleek, stainless steel frame:

  • 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter, front facing camera
  • 16GB built-in storage, 16GB microSD card
  • Android 2.3.5
  • 7.1mm thin, 127 grams
  • 1800mAh battery
  • Made with Kevlar fiber
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Motorola Splash Guard
  • Webtop cabpable
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Update 10/19/11: Two official videos of the RAZR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Sz3Cn101Y

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The Droid RAZR packs some new software features, as well, like Motorola Smart Actions, a Tasker or Locale-like automation system that can toggle radios, adjust brightness, clock speed, and more, all of which are user definable and will activate given a certain situation. The RAZR also includes MotoCast, a cloud storage and remote access feature that allows you to sync content from your PC to your phone (and vice versa), as well as stream content like music and photos directly from your PC.

RAZR pre-orders will begin on October 27th, with in-store availability in early November for the expected price of $299 with a two-year agreement.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE DROID RAZR BY MOTOROLA: DROID STRONG. RAZR SHARP.

Impossibly Thin with Unstoppable Power on America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.  – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements.  Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

“DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network into one innovative device,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers.”

“DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.”

Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLED Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren’t a blur, whether customers stream from Netflix or rent from Android Market. It’s the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.

If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains.  Enter MotoCast, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdock 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen – all while charging the device.

Additional features:

· Powered by Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread

· 1 GB 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

The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at: www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • todd

    Something with specs like this needs to be on more carriers in the US, like Sprint, perhaps.

    • andddlay

      Is the Epic 4g Touch not good enough?

      • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

        It is, but what a mouthful! The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch! bleh! @.@

  • Deltaechoe

    And running the moldy oldy gingerbread, nty, I'll take my chances with ICS

  • Ribbys

    Not a small battery either. Pretty good design and specs overall.

  • Rahul

    Same specs except add ICS n remove the moto-crapw, now how hard is it for MOTO to unnerstand this!!!!

  • ocdtrekkie

    After the trademark Motorola Update Delay, I'd expect both my DROID 3 and DROID BIONIC, as well as the DROID RAZR to get ICS.

  • Mied

    Yawn.

    (10char)

  • http://www.jonathanharford.com/ Jonathan Harford

    Is "qHD" enough of a standard that there's no need to tell us the actual resolution?

    What's the story with the bootloader? Will we be able to run Cyanogen on this, or what?

    • JayMonster

      Yes it is. qHD is 960×540 (or a Quarter of a 1080 HD display).

  • steven

    Can the galaxy nexus please stand up. Cause there's nothing new here.

  • cnofzz

    "with a New 2 year service agreement"
    does that mean that there will be a different price for updates?

    • James L

      Probably another $50.

      • Cameron Summerson

        lol.

  • William

    $299 That's a lot! Better with other phones, wasn't $199 the base price for any snarthphone.

    • Robert

      I don't really understand the complaints about it being $299... Your already spending so much on your data/bill, whats an extra $100? These things have really high spec qualities.

  • Denis

    Super AMOLED YES! does anyone know if this is a world phone with GSM? please be a world phone...

    • Bazar6

      if it were a world phone, they would've made sure that was on the spec sheet since there aren't many world Droids out there, so I doubt it will be.

      • Denis

        according to motorola europe facebook page, it WILL BE AVAILABLE in EUROPE so i guess it's a world phone, or they're gonna make a GSM twin like they did with DROID1

  • http://www.website.com instarapid

    It ain't on ICS yet and still stands taller than iphone4s.....

    Siri must be sad and hurt...

    iphanboys should talk to siri, she needs you. :P

  • L boogie

    Wonder how much it would be off contract? Though with specs like this, it's not bad and ICS would only make this even better if it's compatible

  • wicked six

    Needs a bigger screen and ICS at the very least. I'll be waiting for reviews on this and the nexus before I make a decision, but I'm already leaning towards the slightly larger, slightly heavier specs and battery with the nexus.

    • djembeman

      4.3 inch screen is plenty for me. The only thing I worry about is the non-removable battery. This phone looks awesome though.

  • Nate

    meh, the corners look too much like they stole the design from nokia

  • npnp82

    does anyone know if this or the galaxy nexus are going to be global-ready on verizon, ie with both cdma and gsm capabilties?

  • Austin

    Wow, Motorola and Verizon sure can make commercials

  • B. Strong

    Looks like it'll be a rugged device. Cute how they stuck "the meaning of life" in that first clip. I guess this phone is the answer. 2nd clip says I'll definitely get laid by hot foreign chicks if I get this phone. Sh*t, all my problems have just been solved!

  • Di Sappointed

    Motorola should have axed the Bionic and just dropped this instead. I've had more problems with the Bionic than I have had with any phone since the Samsung i700. I'm super pissed I dropped the dough on an over-hyped POS when Motorola had this one waiting in the wings.

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