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Motorola and Verizon Announce the DROID RAZR: Pre-Orders Start October 27 for $299

 

And just like that, the DROID RAZR by Motorola is official on Verizon. Pre-orders will start October 27 for $299 on contract with availability happening some time in November. It has all of the specs we have been talking about for weeks now including the 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4G LTE, 4.3″ Super AMOLED “Advanced” display, and a whole bunch of built-in software.

Some other notes that haven’t been covered are the 16GB on-board storage along with a pre-installed 16GB SD card, 1780mAh battery, and is the “world’s thinnest smartphone.”

We just got done with the announcement event and will have photos and hopefully some video up shortly. Check out our live blog recap here in the mean time.

Press release below.  

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.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

  • Jose Lopez

    I bet the reason they didnt give a time line on ICS was because it doesnt exist yet due to it not being offical.

  • Anonymous

    Oh look.  It still has blur.  Pass.

    • Anonymous

      ^^

  • Dream

    Hmm lets see Vigor(Rezound) will have 1.5 dual core Proc, Nex and Razor qill have 1.2 dual cores, Vigor will have a 8mp back and 2mp front.  Razor is thinnest phone and Nex is on ICS Vigor and the Razor will be stuck on Gingerbread for an undetermind amout of time, Decsions Decsions !!

    • Anonymous

      you cant go wrong with the nexus. personally i want a vigor. although htc has since improved battery life on new phones. motorola phones always seem to be last to update, and when they do get updated its about 6 months after everyone else and its loaded with bugs.

      • Bewara2009

        Well since google and moto are working together now, moto will get updates faster now! 

        • Anonymous

          dont hold your breath on that. they would get updates faster if they ditched stupid blur and went stock.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Last to update pretty sure thunderbolt and incredible have no gingerbread

      • Anonymous

        What delusional reality do you live in?  If you haven’t noticed by now Motorola has updated more of their phones to Gingerbread than any other OEM.  HTC and especially Samsung are far worse.

        • Anonymous

          thats why the droid 2 has had 2.2 since it was released and only got gingerbread in august, a full year later. and when it finally got it my phone started to randomly reboot itself sometimes when i turn the screen on. its so annoying.

  • Bewara2009

    No HDMI? WTF

    • Anonymous

      wait, people actually use hdmi?

      • Bewara2009

        Hell yeah man, got to show off the phone ;)

        • jeffrey pham

          i thought it was mentioned and showcased that it had a micro hdmi?

    • Kierra

      Yes it has hdmi, and a 1800 battery

  • http://profiles.google.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

    Maybe this has been said already and I haven’t noticed it but, those soft keys are ICS keys!  Those look like the same icons that we are seeing on Honeycomb and ICS leaks.  Maybe a good sign that ICS wont be too far around the corner for the RAZR!!

  • Badassbosoxfan

    Ahhhh for once I did not let my excitement get the best of me. So glad i did not buy the Bionic. Thank you Droid Life  for keeping us all in the loop. Wait on Nexus news then decide what to purchase with my early upgrade.

  • Ice456789

    @Kellex:disqus What about the screen? How does it compare to Bionic? 

    • Anonymous

      he doesnt have this phone so how would he know

  • Anonymous

    nexus all day

  • Anonymous

    “advanced” means pentile. they just dont want to call it that, just like they dont want to call it blur anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Has that been confirmed? The Galaxy Nexus’ Super AMOLED HD is also pentile you know.

      • Anonymous

        great

  • Dominick DeVito

    Faster Stronger Better Thinner is what the BIONIC should have been. Motorola failed us all. To top it it won’t get released until the Galaxy Nexus is released.

    And we want this phone why???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERGFEP4UFWHHWDEHTUWLMSJHO4 Mike

      Because consumers want options.  Like the thunderbolt, charge and other 4g phones.  Some people don’t need all the features that techies complain about a phone not having.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm…looks pretty darn nice to me.  Looks like tons of power, thin and extra tough.  Sure..no ICS off the bat, but the speed is there.  Wonder which of the 3 new beasts will survive the drop test?

    Great day!

  • Anonymous

    Please forgive my stupidity, but what is this “NFC” many of you are speaking of and why is it disappointing that it’s not a part of this phone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dzuckman David Zuckman

      NFC = near field communication, the thing that gets used so that you can (for example) pay for stuff by waving your phone near a sensor

    • shdowman

      Near field communication, or NFC, allows for simplified
      transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two
      devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few
      centimeters.[1]
      It is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by
      smartphone in the United States. Many smartphones currently on the
      market already contain embedded NFC chips that can send encrypted data a
      short distance (“near field”) to a reader located, for instance, next
      to a retail cash register. Shoppers who have their credit card
      information stored in their NFC smartphones can pay for purchases by
      waving their smartphones near or tapping them on the reader, rather than
      using the actual credit card. Co-invented by NXP Semiconductors and Sony
      in 2002, NFC technology is being added to a growing number of mobile
      handsets to enable mobile payments, as well as many other applications.[2]

    • Nvitone23
  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    What does this have to do with the Galaxy Nexus?

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely nothing Adam Trololololo.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, oh man, I think I am going to wait for a Cyonagen ROM and BOGO from Verizon; hopefully by January! Think I will get me another DROID for the time being from CowBoom to hold me off. 

    Running Android 2.3.7 on my OG DROID BOYYYY!!!

  • Anonymous

    Impressed with this phone and how thin they could make it. It checks all the right boxes. The omission of NFC is not a big deal. The use of NFC is not widespread with few current application. If the battery life checks out, this phone will be a winner.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    OK,. this announcement is pretty impressive.  This phone has almost everything we expected except ICS.  If this was the only phone coming out, it would be impressive.  However, there are two more flagships awaiting.  I am glad I will be able to make an informed choice with side-by-side comparison. 

    I think Google and VZW have homeruns coming out in Nov.  I doubt anyone will sell as many as the iPhone 4Suck, but I am sure the combined sales of Rezound, Razr, and Nexus will be greater than the iPhone 4Suck.

  • tjmonkey15

    I wonder if they will disable the onscreen buttons when they upgrade this phone to ICS.  I guess it’d be stupid if they didn’t do that.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the Bionic is going the way of the HP TouchPad

    • Billy Jenkins

      I’d say the Bionic is going more of the way of the Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt was delayed many times over a year And referred to as the best and fastest phone ever. But on the day of release they removed a few promised features but it was still the best and fastest phone. But then after a month or 2 the Thunderbolt became forgotten by HTC. Thats exactly how it is with the Motorola Bionic

      • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

        I do believe the Bionic has all the features that were promised.  It does have a few bugs, but what Android device doesnt?  When was the last time an Android device was released and ran perfect out of the box?  Do you think the RAZR will be bug free at release?  I guarantee will have a bunch of people on here whining about the camera, screen, blur, resets, or something when this thing comes out.

      • Anonymous

        although, now if there is a major price reduction with the bionic….I might reconsider and get the bionic after all.  (the things that make you say hum)

        • Anonymous

          This is exactly what I was referring to.  My fault for not being more specific.  I foresee a Bionic firesale real soon.  As in the next 2 weeks…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    so the Droid Razr is thinner than a ipod 4g thats really thin 

  • Chris Anderson

    If this came with stock ICS, I would buy two.

    But it doesn’t, so bring on the Nexus Prime.

    • Chris Anderson

      Wish I could edit. I meant Galaxy Nexus, of course.

  • Anonymous

    Bummed about the screen size.  Was really hoping for a 4.5

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait to see the hands on.

  • Avery Ma

    Going to be relying on some in-depth analysis and reviews after all of these phones make landfall. Going to be a tough decision…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586268256 Daniel Churco

    I hope they fixed the camera on this.. the Bionic camera is Terrible!

  • Anonymous

    IDGAF!!

    Where is my Nexus news?!

  • Jarred Sutherland

    And I think this might just solidify my move to the iPhone. This release is stupid and seems to describe the mentality of Android handset makers. Screw actually focusing on a product and keeping it up to date, just release device after device after device. This comes a little over a month after the Bionic, pathetic.

    • Dez

      Goodbye

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Enjoy having device after device crammed down your throat. Everyone claims this to be true about Apple, and I thought it was too, but wow, Apple can’t even top Moto with these releases. I came to Android because I thought it was going to do more than make a few small waves in the market, but this is all it has done. Google has no control over anyone actually using the software, so people can just push out phone after phone without worrying about QC or supporting the device people just bought. 

        • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

          Are you that insecure about the device you’re using?  Do you absolutely have to be in posession of the latest and greatest?  Are you missing something in your life if you dont have to have the BEST Android phone at the time?

          I think people are getting a bit ridiculous crying over new phones coming out.  The Droid RAZR does not somehow make the Bionic Obselete.  It doesnt even make the Thunderbolt Obselete.  They will continue working just as they did before the RAZR’s release.

          Crying about Moto releasing a new phone is like crying because Samsung released a new model of TV a few months after you bought yours.  Does it really matter if your TV still does what you wanted it to do?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

            The Bionic makes itself obsolete.  That is why I called it the Cryonic.  Early adopters knew before hand that they were getting a down level, subpar phone.   They just couldn’t wait 8 weeks for the better phones to come out.

          • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

            I have a Bionic and it didnt just stop working when Sanjay announched the RAZR.  It’s still fast and snappy as hell.  It still has a connection the to Verizon’s 4G LTE network and has great battery life.

            How exactly is it obselete?

          • Anonymous

            I still love my Bionic, I’m just not happy with the fact that Motorola was developing both at the same time and chose to continue with the Bionic when they had the RAZR coming right afterwards.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            Love that grid view pentile screen?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            ICE BURN!

          • Anonymous

            Actually yes, I do.  It is perfectly serviceable since I do not hold it up to my eyeball and spend all my time trying to find a color or block that might show some grid lines.  By comparison, all WVGA screens now look like Jitterbug senior citizen phones with that lack of resolution.

          • Anonymous

            Your IQ must also be subpar.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            By no means, I don’t even have the Bionic. What I WANT is a phone that is kept up to date. I don’t care much about hardware specs, honestly, but I want my phone to be secure and up to date hardware wise. Heck, my desktop at home still runs an nVidia 8800GT (3+ years old now) and a 1.5 year old core i3 CPU, the difference is that I can choose to run X version of X OS, which will be updated to provide patching for bugs, etc. You sure can’t say that about Android devices these days.

            I have a client with a 1 year old device which WILL NOT be updated from HTC and has a major issue with compatibility with exchange 2010. The fix has already been pushed down by Google, but HTC refuses to actually update the device. 

            So no, again, I don’t need the latest and greatest device. But I do want the latest software that keeps my device USEFUL for more than a year. 

          • Anonymous

            Agree it isn’t about the latest and greatest it’s about updates. There are various security and bug fixes no phones other than the nexus got and most likely will get. Just like anything people accept it which is why android has done nothing about fragmentation.

          • Anonymous

            Then root your phone….

          • dgnp

            What does Bionic have over the RAZR?

          • ggg

            Haha.. Good point. I’m still happy with my dx.. runs great with Android 2.3.7

        • http://www.facebook.com/vespadaddy Dan Peters

          I suppose you could look at it that way, especially if you just payed for a Bionic.  Another way to look at it is this:  Android, and indeed smart phones, are still a young platform, and hence, the rate of development is swift.  While this may orphan a device or two when it comes to development attention, it also provides a stunning rate of innovation.

          I like innovation. (though the lack of an NFC chip is a deal breaker for me.  Galaxy Nexus, please don’t let me down).

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I like innovation as well! However, I am not seeing innovation with these devices at all. Heck, take for instance the Thunderbolt (which I do own). It came with a front facing camera, but it had NO software on the device that actually used it besides the normal camera app (why would I care about using the FFC with that, I will never know). The only app that I saw that used it for it’s intended purpose did a horrible job of video calling, and crashed quite a bit.

            So while putting a camera on the front of the phone IS innovation (just not with the TB, because it wasn’t unheard of then), not having software on the device to even take advantage of it is disgusting.

          • http://www.facebook.com/vespadaddy Dan Peters

            My first, and only smartphone is the device I am currently using, an OG Droid.  It is nearly 2 years old.  I expect that when I lay hands on my next phone (almost certainly the Samsung Galaxy Nexus), I will see a *great deal* of innovation and enhancements over my D1.

            Again, I do understand the frustration of people who buy a device that is quickly overshadowed (as will be the Galaxy Nexus by Christmas, I’m guessing), but if I can get 2 years use out of the SGN, I’m sure that the device that replaces the SGN will be superior as well.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            And it should have quite a bit of innovation. The OG Droid was one of those weird ones that received frequent updates and had a HUGE developer following too, I wish that wasn’t weird and was the norm. I would love Android that much more.

        • Dez

          I won’t have any device crammed down my throat, I update my devices every 12 months so I’m happy with that. My response was mainly directed at your drama queen session. A new Android phone released after I buy mine means nothing to me. It’s not like my device will immediately stop working after the fact.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            And the reason you update every 12 months is because the manufacturers push out “new” devices that really don’t have many (if any) TRUE new features, except it runs the latest version of Android.

            If they would keep my device up to date for 24 months after it was released, I would see no reason to upgrade quickly.

          • Dez

            Jarred, I’m sorry but you do not know my intentions when I purchase devices so I will explain it a little. I love tech and have for some years. I average a new device every 12 months and that goes back to my dumbphone days, well before smartphones even existed. I understand your argument about the updates, but I’m a different type of consumer.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I love tech as well, it is my job, it is one of my hobbies, so I love it just as much as the next guy. But tell me, before dual core processors, what made the jump in 12 months worth it for you?

          • Dez

            HTC Evo was my first smartphone, Galaxy Nexus will be my next, before that it was as bunch of various Blackberries and dumbphones. With that being said, I can’t layout a extensive pre dual core reasoning on my purchases. I felt the EVO 3D wasnt a big enough jump so I held off and waited for something that was more of a leap forward. That’s what a large amount of people do, it doesn’t matter to me the phones that fall in between that time. Carry on man, I’m done lol.

        • Anonymous

          The one time we need mctypething’s comment…

          • Jarred Sutherland

            What the “u mad bro?” comment? Of course I am mad, and you should be too. Imagine buying a computer (which is what this thing is) and in 6 months, the OS stops getting updates and you need to buy yet another one to get new security patches, new software features that now take advantage of the hardware you bought the first time around, etc etc etc.

            You should be mad to. Sure technology moves at a fast pace, but this is nothing but fixing the market so that you need to buy something new in a short period of time.

          • Anonymous

            i remember back in the day when computers were obsolete before you even got them home and out of the box…the technology is old news now, and thus they dont update as fast…same with smartphones…things will slow down eventually, they’re still testing the waters, and finding out what works and what doesnt, what the customer wants/finds useless…once they figure that out they’ll slow down…until then, quitcher bitchin’

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Yeah sorry balthuszar, the idea that they were out of date before you got them home was market speak and had NO weight to it at all. That was marketing marketing marketing, and nothing more than that. I’ve been around in the IT industry for 15 years now, and there was no such thing, only people fed that by marketing types.

          • Anonymous

            You’re jumping to conclusions and throwing a fit based on assumptions, nothing more.  Motorola tends to update their devices, at least their mid-high end models; there’s no reason to believe that they won’t for the Bionic or any other phone.  Even if they don’t it’s not the damn end of the world, you’re not going to lose features or performance suddenly.

            May I suggest taking Xanax if you’re not already.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            No need for Xanax, I am allowed to argue my point. This is a discussion board that .. sadly, is as biased towards Android as most Apple users are over Apple. 

            So regardless of wanting to be able to see the scene from all angles, you put your blinders on and say “there is no problem, there is no problem, there is no problem!”.

            I will be the first to admit that Apple’s has their own share of flaws, but in this case, they continue to update the software on their devices until the hardware can’t support it.

          • Anonymous

            You do realize that the name of this site is droid-life right? Of course we are biased to Android the same as Apple fan sites are biased to Apple. I don’t know why you really think anyone around here will side with you. Goodbye, have fun on the Apple forums.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t have to buy every device that comes out numbnuts.  Just because something gets updated doesn’t make the phone you have magically useless or any less of a phone than when you got it.  Use your head.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            So I guess for my client that has a less than 1 year old device, not having the ability to connect to exchange 2010 servers (because the android mail.apk misses a few new settings and commands) isn’t a deal breaker at all, he should just deal with it because connecting to exchange for work isn’t worthwhile at all.

            Perhaps you should talk to some blackberry users .. see how they feel about email not being vital to business.

          • Anonymous

            You’re complaining that Motorola released another device, that has nothing to do with the argument you just presented and it does not automatically preclude another device with a bug from being fixed.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            It doesn’t automatically, you are correct. But let’s just take a look at the track record of Android handsets and see what that has to say… I can tell you, it isn’t a pretty picture.

    • Bionicman

      ummm wasn’t the iphone 4s just a minor update to the iphone 4? i do think they should have just scrapped The BIONIC and focused on this product.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      This is EXACTLY the reason I won’t settle for anything but a true Nexus phone.  Google only releases one Nexus phone per year and they support it until the hardware simply can’t take the updates anymore.  Nexus phones are always the first to get new versions of Android.

    • ProbsNexus

      Haha… iPhone 4S has no 4G… up to date?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        You obviously have not chosen to read anything I wrote, so props to you. LTE will probably not be available in my area (besides downtown Cincinnati) for another 1-2 years, so what good does having a 4G radio do for me? I have 30/5 service at home connected to my wifi, so again, what good does 4G do for me there? 

        Sadly, the Apple zealots do seem to hit the nail on the head that TOO many android supporters are just in it for the “I GOT GEEBEES OF RAMS AND HEXCORE PROCESSORS” bragging rights.

    • Sputnick

      Jarred, in a way I don’t blame you.  Handsets have been disappointment after disappointment this year and Moto on Verizon isn’t any fun anymore as it was for the OG Droid…which to me is still in contention for the ultimate Android experience because it still has lots of ROMs to play around with.  I looked past Android’s force closings, lags, and occasional lockups because the open experience was too fun to pass up.  That’s all disappearing and the Android experience for me isn’t the same.  But I’ve held out hope for this Nexus phone and we’ll see if this is the handset for me.  If not I will just hold on to my OG Droid until my contract expires and decide from there.  I’m not opposed to Apple but they will never duplicate the open Android experience so they’re not an option now.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone please buy a vowel for Moto? Or two?

    • Rx2mazda

       G-Nex all the way

    • Anonymous

      A joke about 6 years too late.  But I guess if they can bring the Razr back, you can bring the joke back… but I think they would need to release at least more than one.

  • Anonymous

    The status of the Bootloader will decide this phone’s fate.

    • Billy Jenkins

      Probably not since even locked bootloaders can be unlocked

      • Anonymous

        HA… show me one Moto phone on verizon that has been unlocked “other than D1″.  Moto phones encrypt the bootloaders and none have been unlocked yet. 

        The other phones don’t encrypt which is why they can be unlocked.

        • Anonymous

          The Atrix and Photon were both encrypted and unlocked.

          • Anonymous

            Where can I purchase those phones on Verizon?  

        • Billy Jenkins

          I’m pretty sure most of them were unlocked. Thats what xda is for. Idc if Motorola or HTC unlock their phones since it can be unlocked anyway by xda. I never said I would buy the Razr since I own an unlocked and rooted Thunderbolt. Remember the Thunderbolt? One of HTC’s biggest locked down device that some even said would never be unlocked? Yea well its been unlocked by hackers. I only mentioned the Razr since thats what this video is about.

          • Anonymous

            NOT one of Motorolas bootloaders have been unlocked on Verizon. (D1 excluded)  They have been rooted and that is a big difference. 

            Seriously you need to research before posting. 

    • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

      How’s that?  Ive never seen “unlocked bootloader” as a selling point on any phone. ever.

      • Anonymous

        Look around. You’ll notice many using this as the sole deciding factor in purchasing choice(Given similar hardware). Why? Simple: Custom Kernels, REAL ROMs built from Source(I.E. Not Blur Based). The Google phone is open to all sorts of modding. This matters because it allows your device much more flexibility and performance. It’s why the OG Droid was good as long as it was.

    • You

      Locked Bootloader 

  • Chuckles

    Big fan of the water repellent nanocoating…good thing too…cuz I just jizzedd in my pants…and yeah I jizzed in my pants bro….now to see what the G-Nex holds…

    • Murphy

      For a minute I thought that said “I jizzed in my bro’s pants.”

  • Billy Jenkins

    It has been official. After 9 months of hype the Driod Bionic has been forgotten after only 2 months. lol to the idiots who bought it when if they waited a few more months they could’ve bought the Razr which is going to be better

    • Johnluylk

      i agree i am an idiot

      • Billy Jenkins

        well if you rushed out to buy the bionic the day it was released after knowing it was delayed many times throughout a year then I agree with you also.

    • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

      What about people who needed a phone two months ago?

      • Billy Jenkins

        well if they needed a phone cause the one they have broke or needed to for another logical reason then thats different. Buying the Bionic would’ve been a good choice if they couldn’t possibly wait

    • Dasmartmadafker

      the real idiots will be those that buy razr when they can buy Galaxy nexus for the same price at about the same release date.

      • Billy Jenkins

        well since neither phone was released yet I can’t say which will be better since I don’t buy a phone just because of what I read online. Just ask the Bionic owners if they think thats a good idea anymore. I’d rather try them out in the store first. I only mentioned the Razr since this video is about the Razr.

        • Anonymous

          We know the Prime will be a Nexus phone; that’s enough. The rest is just icing on the IceCreamSandwich.

          • bigrob60

            I’m not a fan of ice cream sandwich’s but, putting icing on top of one. That could make it delicious. 

      • 2GreatDevices1ToughChoice

        The only idiots are the people calling other people idiots for buying a device that fits them. Not everyone is worried about stock android and being romed up. To me the Razr and the G-Nex are both like high end cars. Ones a Mercedes and ones a Lexus. It all comes down to what phone fits the needs of it’s user. Calling someone an idiot for their personal preference is pretty idiotic to me. So just relax and get the phone that fits you and stop worrying about what phone works for the next person.

        • Anonymous

          I think the idiots are the ones calling others idiots for first calling others idiots (but, of course, the ones calling the people idiots who call others idiots for calling others idiots are not idiots).

    • Anonymous

      First of all the Bionic is not the same phone that was shown off 9 months ago.  Secondly, 2 months is 10% of the way through my contract to my next phone.  I don’t want a phone with a non-removable battery, and I don’t care about the oversaturation that AMOLED brings.  So, why am I an idiot?  I didn’t buy an iPhone.  I bought what is STILL CURRENTLY the best 4G LTE device out on the market TODAY and have been enjoying it for the past month (2 by the time these devices finally hit the market).  I’ll be on to my next device, while others are still waiting for the elusive “just around the corner” device.

  • NO

    Is the battery removable?

    • Anonymous

      No

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    So no Pentile, right?

  • Motofail

    Wait so is this Moto’s replacement of the Bionic?

  • Ryansheehan2010

    Third

  • Anonymous

    : Seems sweet! But why wouldn’t they just add in NFC? Let’s high tail it Google! lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Looks super nice, but no HD screen + no ICS = no sale!!

    • Anonymous

      No HD screen?

  • Anonymous

    So how is the screen?

  • Anonymous

    So Motorola released the Bionic because…?

    I was ready for a new Nexus device to come out shortly after buying the Bionic, but I really didn’t expect Motorola to eclipse its own device one month later. WTF? Really? I would be fine with it if it didn’t have an LTE radio, but this is just asinine. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I’m wondering the same thing. The Bionic should have been scrapped completely if they were going to release a better phone within 2 months. I don’t get how they got the RAZR so thin with an LTE radio either.

      • Anonymous

        Most likely it’s the new circuitry they’re using in the upcoming AT&T LTE devices. If I understand it correctly they use one radio with two sets of circuitry instead of separate 3G and LTE radios.

    • Johnluylk

      honestly i feel absolutely stupid for putting trust in Motorola and buying the Bionic as my next phone after holding the OG for so long then for them to release this so soon. Thanks Motorola, I hope you continue to support the Bionic because if I don’t get ICS in a timely fashion I will never look at your devices again

      • Anonymous

        I will be beyond angry if we don’t get ICS in a timely fashion.

      • Anonymous

        well said.  F them for screwing us.  overnight my bionic’s become forgotten and is now in the backseat.  i’m wondering how long until it’s removed from vzw stores.  why would anyone buy it over the razr?  yes, sleazy salespeople will push it, but to have both of them in your hands, why wouldn’t you pick the fastest, thinnest one??

      • Anonymous

        Why exactly are you so upset?  Because it is thinner?  Yes, I agree they need to continue to support the Bionic, and honestly I don’t see any reason they wouldn’t.  No removable battery would make it a non-starter for me.  Not everybody (shocking I know), thinks that the thinnest is always the best.  

    • Anonymous

      The hardware is practically identical between this and the Bionic, the screen and the thin profile are the only real differences.

  • shr1k3r

    i can’t believe it’s thinner than the iPod

  • J Dub

    The only thing that really caught my eye was the texts and calls showing up on the Actv wrist watch thingy. All the rest of it is just kinda meh. The phone does look nice though. Still the value of a Nexus phone outweighs everything here.

    • kurttrail

      I already have that with my Xoom and my Thunderbolt, thanks to Google Voice. And I pay nothing to VZW for any of it.

  • EC8CH

    If the Galaxy Nexus was just some lame rehash of the Nexus S (ahem i*hone 4S) then the RAZR might be somthing.

    Imagonna wait for tonight though :-)

    • Anonymous

      I think the G Nex  will be “For Realz Playa” !!!! :)

      • EC8CH

        4shO

        • Anonymous

          WORD!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            L3g1t, s0n!

          • Anonymous

            LOL “Word Up” !!!

  • Sad Bionic owner

    Nice to know my Bionic is an old rusty piece of crap now…why would anyone even want to buy one at this point?

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      The question is: why would anyone buy the Bionic in the first place?

      • palomosan

        Too late, a lot of people did including some of the guys posting here.

      • Anonymous

        Must not own one do you.

      • Anonymous

        Why do people ask stupid questions?

      • Anonymous

        I could see purchasing one when they were $0.01 on Amazon, but not other than that.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, that’s what we were saying on here awhile back, but so many people were hyping the Bionic and not using there BIG HEAD instead using there little head typical men lol

      (See how I did that!!!)  :)

      • Anonymous

        You’re a moron.  The Bionic has been hated and trashed more than any other phone here, even the iPhone.

        • Anonymous

          Dude, your always bashing people on this site and talking a lot smack , and stop trying to act like you know something which you don’t!!!!! It’s plain to see why people on her never respond to your lame posts!!!! Go back to school and get an education then return and write, think and act like an adult!!!! Then we may listen to you :)

          (See what I did,there, proved my point and didn’t have to make you look like an ass, you did it by yourself :P)

          • Anonymous

            +1

          • Anonymous

            @JWellington, Thank you :)

          • LiterofCola

            You used a lot of exclamation points, you must be serious

          • Anonymous

            LMAO!!! this is a great forum which I’ve been fortunate to be a part of since 2009 and everyone on here has been great helping each other out. When the OG first came out we were really having a blast on here know people dis each other for no reason. It’s ok to dis the Apple Fan boys but we should continue to be cool. Everyone, learns something new from someone else on here, even kellex!!!!!! :)

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            Son, you’re speaking to John McClane.  He single handedly took down the terrorist threat at Nakatomi Towers.  He eliminated Colonel Stuart at Dulles. 

            Show some respect.

          • Anonymous

            @John Galt, Yeah lost his beautiful wife Demi Moore to a younger man, by being stupid fooling around with a b rated actress, Lost his hair, and hasn’t had a major hit in decades That John McClain lol Demi still looking hot in her 50’s, damn that woman is a goddess for a gym rat like me lol reminds me of Halley Berry Whewww!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Actually, he is typically replying to a lot of smart ass smack talk.  Usually from people that appear to enjoy talking trash about a device they know nothing about.  And I have to admit that at times, it gets a bit frustrating, and I get tired of what becomes personal assaults because somebody chose a phone that some people decide is not good enough.

            And he is right, no not about 1bad69z28, but about the Bionic… it has become a favorite whipping boy around here for some reason.  

            Even with this phone, I am still satisfied with what I have in the Motorola Bionic.  I am not going to change minds that have already been trashing the screen (undeservedly in my opinion) for months, but even Kellex, after his initial bash admitted the screen wasn’t as bad as it was on some previous devices, but yet the meme remains.  I am never thrilled with being stuck with a device with a non-removable battery (I make fun of the iPhone for it, I am not going to turn around a buy a phone with it).  The bump in speed is negligible, And I have been enjoying 4G speeds for over a month already (2 by the time this and other devices hit the market), so I am ahead of the game now, and already 10% through my contract.

            Does the Bionic have it flaws?  Certainly.  Tell me what SmartPhone has launched without some problem, and with an anticipated (rumored) update to be released in November, most if not all the major issues will be resolved, if not before these phones hit the market, then very soon after… most likely right around the time that people are starting to list the bugs that will have to be squashed soon after by Motorola (for the Razr) or Samsung for the Nexus Galaxy.

            So, yes, I am satisfied with my decision.  I was when I picked up the device and I still am now.  And for that, I don’t think it should be necessary to have to defend that choice against trolls that somehow make anybody that does not agree with their point of view to be stupid.  We all agree that Android is the best operating system on the market.  We all agree that choice is an important ethos.  So why all the friendly fire?

          • Anonymous

            True, and I think if you make a point of really not bashing the person but stating that you disagree with the OEM or device is certainly yo’re right to do so. Me personally I’ve posted about the Bionic deploying so late in between the next wave of devices, i wrote that Moto really messed up and lost a lot of revenue for that mistake and still pushed that device out as a stop gap to make money off of the consumer. Yes, it’s a good device, Yes, the device is not what I would’ve expected since deploying so close to other devices that are coming out with way better specs..

            Moto know this but, as soon as you state your IMHO about Moto, not aa person buying the device you get negative posts from people like J McClain insulting other members here. I think that goes on alot here, people are more mad about Moto than the actual person buying the device because the standard of excellence is not there in their opinion.

            You have a great point but, I’ve read quite a bit from Mr McClain on bashing people like I said. And, I didn’t bash him at all. Especially to start a post calling someone names is a little immature. I was wrong on a post today and someone corrected me on the NFC chip that was upposed to be on the RAZR, I was wrong its not a OTA update. from there is returened the post saying thanks for clearing that up i was mistadken i thought the chipp was already in the device. No name calling.

            I definitely seee your point and look forward to reading and responding to
            your posts as well :)

          • Anonymous

            I completely understand your points.  They are all valid based on your point of view.  What I was trying to get at with J McClain is that I think it was a matter of timing and frustration.  Just look down this thread and you will find comments about morons and idiots and stupid and how nobody in their “right mind” could consider this device.  And at times it can be a bit frustrating.  

            To Android far and wide… Cheers! … and thanks for the reply

          • Anonymous

            :)

    • Anonymous

      Android fanatics wouldn’t but people with bad credit on Cricket would love to get their hands on one.  They don’t care they’re losing out on 4G LTE goodness.  I’ve got a dozen people offering anywhere from $200-$300 for the Bionic.

      • bigrob60

        Danger Android Mouse! Epic! 

      • Meatmantracy

        But its crap

    • Anonymous

      Because at the stores most people don’t know this new phone is coming.  The salespeople will be selling them like crazy as the top of the line phone. LOL

      Most people have no idea and will buy whatever the salesperson shows them. Unless they go in with something in mind.

      • Anonymous

        I’d assume there will be a price drop when the razr comes out.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, and not only that, but it’s still a decent phone.

        • Anonymous

          Why?  Look how long it took the Thunderbolt and Charge to drop.  And they were both vastly inferior.

    • dgnp

      no wonder it was 1 cent on Amazon!

    • Meatmantracy

      Ill buy it 100.00

  • Flip74k

    Hows the screen look?

  • Anonymous

    Actually looks really nice. Only concerns:
    Pentile?
    How fast or slow is the camera and its software?

    • Anonymous

      Calls out super amoled in article.

  • Anonymous

    For this price, I will go with Galaxy Nexus with no blur and unlocked.

  • TheRobotCow

    Damn these contracts! i have a droid 2 global, why do upgrades take forever?!?!

  • Firelight

    NFC Bluetooth headphones but no NFC in the Phone? No ICS or timeline for it. No Xooms. No unlocked bootloader.  Dammit Moto – you are missing the opportunity big time!

    But OH SHNIZZLE – you’ve got ACTV!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Motorola is not going to announce at an event like that if the bootloader is locked or not. Especially since Verizon is there too. There’s hope it could be unlocked but I remember we thought the same thing with the Bionic and that didn’t happen.

      • John

        ya it’s not going to happen. we all know that (or should by now)

    • Anonymous

      Moto again rushing to get this device out, you’ll see the NFC in an OTA update soon I am thinking.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        if there is no NFC chip in it, which I would think as it is implied no NFC, no OTA update can make that happen

        • Anonymous

          I thought Moto was going to have an NFC in the RAZR??? Maybe thats what threw me for a loop thanks :)

      • http://twitter.com/Koobie_2009 Koobie_2009

        You can’t just add NFC via an OTA…it requires an actual NFC chip.

        • Anonymous

          Koobie_2009, lol thank Koobie, I actually thought the chip was in the RAZR already but needed a OTA update to turn it on my badd!!!! Thanks man :)

    • Anonymous

      Shocked about no NFC…especially since, as you mentioned, they just announced new bluetooth headphones with nfc pairing. Not surprised about no ICS mentions since Google hasn’t had their event yet. No Xooms is disappointing though. But seriously…no NFC?

    • Anonymous

      The MOTOACTV pairing with the RAZR was pretty cool. Essentially a wrist watch accessory for callerID/answering calls and reading texts. 

      Hopefully the Nexus has full slate of accessories like the RAZR does. 

      • HDDroid

        No NFC= MotoFail!!!  Let’s at least hope it will be pre loaded with ICS as there was no mention of GB at the event.  Can we tell anything from the blue 4G and blue signal bars (hoping this does not mean GB).  
        All Moto had to do wan include a NFC chip and ICS to have my $- bad move Moto.

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          *cough* unlocked bootloader *end cough*

        • Droidzzz

          What is everybody’s obssession with NFC?  Seriously.  I thought that was so you could take Visa, Mastercard, etc. type transactions with your phone.  You guys care THAT much about that feature?

          • http://twitter.com/dvschnk dvschnk

            That’s a very short sighted view.  NFC isn’t just for payments.  It will be the next generation connecting to other devices, ie auto pairing with bluetooth headsets just by putting the phone next to it, connecting to media devices without having to go through setup menus, and maybe even event tickets, instead of using barcode scanning.  ICS is suppose to be very heavy on NFC, and the razr not having it already puts it behind.  I keep my phones for the full contract term and so I would want all the new features built in.

          • Lgreg64

            it will take 3-5 years before company really start adapting NFC. the few things you can do now are no be deal. it would have been nice if it was in there but that will not be the reason not to get this phone.

          • dr154

            dont your guys know just bcuz isnt equiped with nfc support at launch dont mean you cant get a treat of it when nfc sd cards come out. 

    • FortitudineVincimus

      and maybe no access to the battery.. not cool

      • NO

        Does it have a removable battery? I’ve been looking/asking everywhere and still have not found an answer…

        • LionStone

          Yea that’s probably why it’s so light and thin, non-removable battery.

          • Lgreg64

            it looks like phones are moving in this direction to get the size and weight down

        • Anonymous

          No removable battery.

          • Anonymous

            I have an iPod I’ve been using almost daily for the last five years. The battery is sealed. If you guys only keep the phone for two years you shouldn’t have any issues at all.

      • Anonymous

        Now that you mention it I do remember hearing something about that a while ago.

    • Anonymous

      You can hold out hope they they weren’t allowed to talk ICS until Google did and maybe they’ll follow-up with an upgrade comment after tonight.

    • Anonymous

      That’s one sexy phone, but no ICS, no NFC, no unlocked bootloader. No thanks. I’ll wait another for hours for the Nexus Prime.

    • Lgreg64

      goggle has not even released ICS so how is moto going to have it on there phones. did you say this about the SGII?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    its not the worlds thinnest with that damn hump

    • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

      Galaxy SII has a small hump too…even with, still thinner than the iPhone 4S, I believe.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, but that’s deceptive to call something thin and ignore the thickest point.  With apple phones, there are no humps, so the depth is accurately described.  It’s like measuring how thin someone is using their arm.  7mm, I can’t wait to see how that feels.

  • dima

    Meh.  Bring on the nexus.

    • palomosan

      If the Nexus wasn’t coming out, this phone would sell really good, this phone looks good.

      No mention of NFC chip?

      • Bryan Williams

        Because it doesn’t have it.

      • Anonymous

        Nexus or not, this phone will sell good. I’m willing to bet there will be an agreasive advertising campaign for the DROID RAZR over the Galaxy Nexus. plus it has two of the most successful brands tied into itnn

        • Anonymous

          *well

        • Eric Elliott

          I agree.  The “rugged” type design is going to be a selling point for a lot of people.  The splash/water guard, stainless steel core, and kevlar backing when combined with Motoactive is a pretty great combination for those interested in fitness or who don’t carry their device in an oversized otterbox tank-like carrying case.

    • TomHolmes

      My Bionic says it looks anorexic. A real phone should have some meat on its bones.

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Yeah, tell that to the Thunderbolt owners.

  • http://www.facebook.com/strom13 Joe Strom

    check your title.