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If you've been considering a jump from U.S. Cellular to Verizon for the Droid RAZR M, you may not have to make the change after all. USC just announced its newest 4G LTE handset: the Motorola Electrify M. Like its name suggestions, it's basically a Razr M, albeit with a few visual changes.

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The Electrify M sports a 4.3-inch "borderless" display, along with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear facing camera with HDR, 1.3MP front shooter, 2,000mAh battery, water and scratch resistant coating, NFC, and Android 4.0 (will be upgraded to 4.1).

The handset is priced at $99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate in U.S. Cellular LTE markets. Where LTE is not available, though, it's priced at $149 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. It will be available online beginning November 8th, and in stores the following day.

U.S. Cellular to Launch Next 4G LTE Smartphone, Motorola ELECTRIFY M

Will be available online November 8 and in stores on November 9

Nov. 01, 2012

CHICAGO (November 1, 2012) – Next week, U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Motorola Mobility will unleash Motorola ELECTRIFY™ M – the 4G LTE high-performance smartphone with the big screen and compact design. Available on uscellular.com on November 8 and in U.S. Cellular stores the next day, the Android™-powered ELECTRIFY M will be attractively priced at $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate in markets where U.S. Cellular offers 4G LTE service and elsewhere at $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

“The Motorola ELECTRIFY M is a great choice for customers who want a smartphone that gives them fast access to information and entertainment and can also help them stay organized,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “As we continue to roll out the 4G LTE network to more customers between now and the end of the year, we’re providing more options to help them select the right 4G LTE device that meets their needs and can enhance their lives.”

The ELECTRIFY M comes equipped with a captivating 4.3-inch, virtually borderless display. Tapping out texts and emails is easier than ever, while reading on the go no longer puts a strain on the eyes. Web pages, apps, videos — it’s all clear on the vibrant, high resolution Super AMOLED Advanced display.

But don’t let the size fool you – ELECTRIFY M packs the high performance and web browsing power of your home computer in the palm of your hand. With 4G LTE speeds and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, ELECTRIFY M lets you load web pages in a flash and multi-task like a pro. Surf the web quickly with Google Chrome™ and sync with your desktop version of Google Chrome to share bookmarks and view the same tabs. You’ll also have access to more than 675,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies and TV shows with Google Play™.

The ELECTRIFY M is built to handle the bumps, scrapes and slips of daily life. It has a scratch-resistant display made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a splash guard coating to protect the device, and everything you have in it, from the ever-present threats of rain and morning coffee.

“With the Motorola ELECTRIFY M, we focused on putting a premium smartphone experience in a compact and convenient package,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president, North America Go-to-Market, Motorola Mobility. “The result is a pint-sized powerhouse that lets U.S. Cellular customers surf faster, play longer and see more without compromise.”

The ELECTRIFY M is an ideal travel companion too. Whether you’re on foot, in the car or headed out on your bike, type or speak your destination and Motorola ELECTRIFY ™ M will lead you there, with free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. Customers can search for restaurants, businesses and theaters, and get reviews from people in their Google+ Circles. You can also download maps and call them up later when you’re offline. Voice Actions help you send text messages, read directions, place calls or play music when you don’t have a free hand.

Key Features

  • Virtually borderless 4.3-inch display
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • Google Chrome™
  • Scratch-resistant and water-repellant
  • Long-lasting 2000 mAh battery
  • NFC support to share links, apps, YouTube™ clips and more with Android Beam™
  • Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, upgradeable
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera with HDR, 1.3 MP VGA front facing camera for video chatting

Customers who purchase the Motorola ELECTRIFY M from U.S. Cellular receive benefits no other carrier offers, such as no contract after the first, free Battery Swap and the only points-based rewards program in the industry.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service covering 31 percent of their customers and 58 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will enjoy faster 4G LTE speeds by the end of the year. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

For more information on the Motorola ELECTRIFY M, please visit www.motorola.com/electrifym

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.

  • nsnsmj

    This is a really nice looking device. One of Moto's best looking, in my opinion. Would look even better without those ugly DROID software button icons though. Should stick with the stock icons.

    Also, there is nothing borderless or bezelless about this (or the Razr M).

  • fixxmyhead

    saw this phone at walmart and its fucking tiny.

  • efan

    the nexus 4 has a bigger battery than this without the power hog of LTE. so either this will have terrible battery life. or the nexus 4 will have insane battery life. or both.

  • seeingwhite

    Some HTC android phones, please, us cellular.

  • Seanzky

    Which widget is that with the time, weather and battery? I have the ring weather widget and it's not as customizable nor does it look as neat as this one.

  • knkkk

    Is anyone actually buying into this 'edge to edge' display crap? This looks to have pretty much the same amount of bezel as any other smartphone.

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