Once upon a time, long before the advent of smartphones, a company got very popular by making RAZR Devices. They were the most awesome looking phones at the time. However, as time progressed, their were some ups and downs and the company was finally acquired by a company called Google. Now,they are trying to bring back the RAZR name, in the form of the Droid RAZR. Yesterday was a very significant day as a new version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0) was launched with the new Google Phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and in a separate event the RAZR tag made a comeback as well.
The new Droid RAZR is very reminiscent of the original RAZR with the bulge on top, and same super sleek profile (just 7.1mm). It has a Gorilla Glass (very strong, extremely resistant to scratches) on top a 4.3inch Super AMOLED display at 960×540 resolution. The brain of the beauty is a 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor with 1GB RAM. It runs on the Gingerbread flavor of Android for now, but we can soon expect the Ice Cream Sandwich to arrive on this phone considering Motorola is now owned by Google. It can capture images in 8MP, and record full HD video at 1080p. There’s 16gigs of internal memory, and space for another 16GB microSD card should you want to add more.
The phone is not only capable of winning both Scholarships as well as Beauty Pageants but also Races and Wrestling Competitions. Equipped with LTE, and Wi-Fi, it ensures that your internet is as fast as is comes. With the Gorilla Glass, Stainless Steel and Kevlar its sure survive those clumsy hands of yours. And to top it all of, the RAZR comes with a water-resistant coating so it can shake off a little splash of water as well.
The phone is compatible with a host of accessories like the lapdocks (plug in your phone to a laptop like base, and use it like one), HD Docks (Connect Phone to TV, and use the Smart Controller to answer calls, and navigate your phone, etc), wireless keyboards and can also be used in conjunction with motoACTV. So the potential for expansion of this phone is truly great.
Now when compared against the likes of the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S, the phone holds its own. The earlier RAZR was plagued by the pathetic UI but this particular model will have no such trouble at all since it runs Android, and that too on pretty powerful Hardware. The exceptionally Slim profile makes it a great fashion statement as well. The sheer number and variety of accessories available add to the complexity and charm of this phone. Whether it will replicate the success of the original RAZR remains to be seen.When launched in November, it will be slightly expensive at $300 on contract, with Verizon providing the service. Pre-orders in the US begin on October 27th, be sure to order yours!!