Though the Razr stopped its production in 2009, and “died off” in 2008 from the release of the iPhone 3G, it is said that this new Razr will bring back old memories. Like the phone name suggests, it will be preloaded with the Android Operating System and the fun doesn’t stop there. It will be upgradable to the upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich early next year.
If you are interested in being one of the first people to test out the upcoming Android Operating System, the Motorola Droid Razr may be for you. Do you still have doubts that the next version of Android won’t be released in a matter of weeks? Well, today, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih confirmed that the Padfone will commence shipping in Q1 2012, so Android Ice Cream Sandwich should be releasing relatively soon. He also confirmed that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would be one of the key additions to the device as well.
Aside from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Droid Razr’s specifications shall be stated right here. Now that you know you will be able to upgrade your Android OS to 4.0, what will be preloaded onto the Droid Razr?
Well, according to Mutricy, the senior vice president of portfolio and product management at Motorola, the Motorola Droid Razr will be running Android Gingerbread (2.3). However, because of the lack for NFC, the Android Beam feature will not be functional with the Droid Razr. The new Razr will have a dual-core 1.2GHz TI processor, 1GB of internal RAM, a Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display, an 8-megapixel camera and be capable of running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
The video recording clocks in at 1080p HD, so watch out Apple. When will you be able to get your hands on this nifty device? Pre-orders for the Droid Razr will take place on October 27 and will officially hit the shelves the following month. You’re looking at a price tag of $299.99 for a 32GB device, along with a two-year agreement. What’s also great about the phone is that you can extend the memory up to an additional 32GBs with a microSD card.
Want to hear what some of the experts have to say about the device? According to CNET, “The Razr is back, and it’s better than ever.” In addition, the folks at CNET stated that the device weighed in at 127 grams, or 4.5 ounces. The device is also very “skinny,” CNET claims, “…it’s 7.1mm (0.28 inch) thin…”
The Razr is also supposed to be coming with a Kevlar back housing. Yes, you heard us correctly, Kevlar; this phone will be one heck of a tank. There will also be a nanotechnology coating on the device which will create a splash-resistant housing as well. As with many of the Android phones today, the glass for the display will be made of Gorilla Glass, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Also according to CNET, the display is 4.3 inches and is colorful and crisp. What more could you want with an Android?