In the third quarter of 2004 Motorola made history by releasing the most popular flip phone which took the world by storm. Thin, with sharp lines, this clamshell device would become a fashion icon and sell more than 130 million units in it’s four year lifespan. That devices was the Motorola RAZR. Several variations of the RAZR would follow but none of them would match the original in sales. Soon after the RAZR dynasty would be laid to rest while the iPhone and BlackBerry gained momentum with their smartphones. Fast forward to October 2011. After regaining much of it’s lost glory, Motorola returns with a vengeance and begins selling high end Android Devices with cutting edge hardware. Motorola would call these devices “Droid”. Motorola regained past glory with string of very successful devices packing them with specs second to none while Android, an open source platform, quickly evolved and matured releasing major updates to the OS in rapid succession. Impressed with Motorola Mobility’s success, they would be bought by Google. A perfect alliance may not be the best description but what would is for sure is that Motorola shows no signs of falling asleep at the wheel like they did after the original RAZR. In October of 2011 Motorola Mobility, a Google company would call upon the name of it’s former glory once more and create a device second to none, Motorola would release the Droid RAZR for Verizon. The legend continues.
The Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon is equipped with the latest in network technology which is called 4G LTE. With real life download speeds that I have seen as fast 25mbps and upload speeds of over 13mbps, the RAZR would need more than just that to make it’s presence felt in a smartphone market at war with each other. Utilizing material used by soldiers in war, the Droid RAZR would feature a KEVLAR Fiber back panel. Motorola would not stop there, they would further arm the RAZR with a Nanoparticle coating inside and out that would make even the electronic boards water repellant. Strength continues as Motorola used Corning’s Gorilla Glass to make sure the RAZR would not succumb to scratches or scrapes. It’s 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced Screen would well protected behind it’s Gorilla Glass shield and have a resolution of 540 x 960 making it a qHD quality.
Power would be applied to the RAZR by a 1780 mAh battery and feed the TI 1.2 GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. The Cameras on the Droid RAZR are an 8 megapixel rear with video capture capabilities of 1080 HD with 30 FPS. (1920 x 1080). The front facing camera would be a 1.3 megapixel camera and take video at 720HD making video conferencing on the RAZR much more than it’s competitors.
The Motorola Droid RAZR is amazingly thin at 0.28 inches think, and still maintains Motorola’s superb build quality. The RAZR comes with Gingerbread 2.3.5, but Motorola has been very vocal that it will see the Ice Cream Sandwich update almost immediately upon it’s release after the first of the year. Motorola has done everything in it’s power to rebuild the RAZR dynasty and with specs like this, it’s hard to argue with that. Verizon has sent me a demo unit to test and I have got to say I am really impressed. I am not quite done with my complete review but thought I would share with you my video unboxing and first impression video. In the video I compare the Droid RAZR to the HTC Titan Windows Phone and the iPhone 4S in a size. Check out the video on the Motorola Droid RAZR and stay tuned for my full review.
Check out Verizon’s Droid page here for more information.