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Blue DROID RAZR Launching May 17 for $149

Back in early March, our sources told us to expect a blue DROID RAZR and sure enough, it should be here by May 17. Verizon has the phone loaded up in internal systems at a price of $149 on 2-year contract. This is the 16GB model, which simply means that Big Red won’t be supplying you with a microSD card to help keep the price low. As far as we know, there aren’t plans for this blue color to make its way onto the MAXX any time soon, so if this is the color you have been waiting for, no 3300mAh battery for you.

We now have regular grey, white, purple, and blue, along with special edition versions in red and black.

I’d ask that you discuss, but Disqus (who powers are comments) and their system is down across the entire globe.

Cheers ___!

  • Tyler Chappell

    I guess Motorola wasn’t lying when they said they wouldn’t release so many phones this year, but they failed to mention they’ll instead release the same phone 20 times.

  • paul_cus

    I would buy this if I didn’t already have the RAZR from November, it’s too late in the game for me. Where’s the Fighter?

  • jacob

    “who powers are comments”

    hopefully they don’t power your proofreading as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-DeRosa/100000524887012 Daniel DeRosa

    Droid Razr – black, white, purple, limited edition, blue
    Droid Razr Maxx – black
    Droid Razr HD – black, ?
    Droid Razr HD Maxx, ???
    They still haven’t released ICS for the original Razr and I’m sure they’re planning to release more variations of this phone. I almost got the Razr over the Nexus but this is just ridiculous.

    http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/131784.gif

    • Knlegend1

      Thank you definitely more important stuff than colors.

  • C-Law

    i have a question for you razr owners. my mother has an upgrade at the beginning of june and she currently has a droid 2. i was considering upgrading her to the razr, razr maxx, or dinc 4g. she uses her phone for calls, email, txt, camera, facebook and occassionally the internet for the most part. i figured id probably set it to cdma only to save her battery but im wondering what razr battery life is on 3g. she doesnt wanna spend over $199 so the maxx is out unless it price drops by then which i was actually hoping it would bc i hope the new razr hd is out by then. what would yall recommend? im a gnex guy but i dont wanna rom her phone and i dont want her to suffer with the weak signal i have inside buildings

    • Dr_Buttballs

      I don’t personally own one, but I have heard mixed reviews from friends about the battery life. Some say it’s good, others terrible. I would assume if you set up the Smart Actions correctly and are only on 3g she’d be fine. Though, if you could get the Maxx go with that.

    • Droidzilla

      RAZR has great battery life in 3G only mode. 4G kills it, of course, but I hear that the battery on the RAZR is comparable to the GNex (non-extended).

      Personally, I get 17+ hours easy of moderate use with 4G turned off. With the .181 update, I can get about 15+ hours of light use with 4G on (sometimes more, sometimes less). The battery on the RAZR (non-Maxx) is the best stock battery out there other than the Maxx, so even though the MAxx is better the RAZR is no slouch. Many sites put it ahead of the GNex and Rezound for battery life.

    • Knlegend1

      Um iphone honestly. Its basic and gets right to the point. Boring but from what you described seem like its perfect. Let the negative votes come on but its the truth.

      • Droidzilla

        Android is just as simple as iOS out of the box; no one is forcing people to make the user experience more awesome by using homescreen replacements and widgets and stuff. The whole “iOS is easier to use” bit is a myth; the only validity to it is if someone who is not tech savvy is getting a smartphone and has extensively used an iPod.

        • Knlegend1

          Your last statement is my point.

          • Droidzilla

            My wife never had an iPod and is not tech oriented at all. My sister had an iPod, but didn’t use it that much (also not tech oriented). Both have and love their Android devices, and are lost when they use a friend’s iPhone.

          • Knlegend1

            In some weird way that also strengthens my point. If I gave you an iphone after never using one could probably use efficiently, because you are tech savvy. They can’t because they’re not tech savvy as you stated. I just think ios has that “average” consumer in mind versus android. I’m not saying ios is better because if it was I’d have one, it just better for the average consumer IMO.

          • Droidzilla

            That makes no sense. I just said that my wife and sister, both very non-tech people (epitome of the average user, I should think), love their Android devices and don’t care for iPhones. What part of that says they should have gotten iPhones?

          • Knlegend1

            No if they had got an iphone instead they would probably just as lost trying to use android. They aren’t tech-people so they couldn’t flip flop.

          • Droidzilla

            Exactly, which proves that Android isn’t this esoteric, tech-centric phone; anymore than the iPhone is. And iPhone is no simpler to use than Android. Thing is, both my wife and sister love things like widgets and live wallpapers; my wife even uses homescreen replacements now. It’s very easy to use and set up.

            So, Android can be just as simple, but it can also expand even more with just a little bit of familiarity. What’s the advantage of iPhone if you’re not already invested in Apple’s ecosystem?

          • Knlegend1

            Accessories hahahahahahaha….I don’t know. I just hate answering my moms redundant same questions over and over again…

          • Droidzilla

            Ha! I nudged my Mom towards the iPhone (she got the 4 on Verizon) for two reasons:
            1. She’ll forgive any niggles with the iPhone because she thinks Apple is the best (for example, she had to upgrade her Macbook to run the latest OS so that she could synch with iTunes; if that happened with an Android she’d hate it, but with an iPhone she just said, “I guess it was time for an upgrade”).
            2. My brother in law is a huge Apple guy, so now she goes to him with all of her phone issues! Sorry, bro, but you wanted her to go Apple . . . x-D

          • Knlegend1

            Its cool really…but I just hate getting her phone and seeing all these crazy widgets on it. And for some unearthly reason she still drive to the store to pay her bill. I know that’s not androids fault. I guess it doesn’t matter what phone she has though.

          • GNex Owner

            Same here with my in-laws. I told them to get an iPhone so that other family members can support them! Now I don’t get the questions like, how do I send a text message, how do I change my ring tone?

      • C-Law

        iPhone is out. She’s already used to blur on her droid2, she wishes she had a bigger screen to read easier, and her dog just passed away and she absolutely loves that I put a widget on her home screen with a pic of him.

        • Knlegend1

          Absolutely…In that case if you can the Maxx that’s the phone, but the Razr isn’t bad a choice either.

          • C-Law

            agreed! ill be hoping for a price drop in the meantime!

    • Knlegend1

      As far as Razr is concerned I personally don’t like the battery even with 3G. Actually I hardly ever use 4g at all. I have serveral smart actions and I’m still not impressed with the battery. I should probably tweak my phones settings specific to the Razr because I use the settings I used on my previous phones. Moto phones have great signals so you don’t have to worry about that. Again I say iphone 4s honestly. Unless your mother travels alot then forget what I said.

      • Droidzilla

        The RAZR in 3G only mode ought to get better battery life than the 4S (even after Apple released the patch to fix the godawful battery life the 4S was released with), plus with the RAZR you have the option of going 4G if you’d like to.

        • Knlegend1

          I’m not just talking out the side of my neck. I use CDMA only and use CDMA/LTE when its necessary. Maybe its just mine but “my” battery life is terrible.

          • Droidzilla

            Sounds like you may have some poorly coded apps on there. Go to Droid Forums for some tips, but if you have poor battery life on your RAZR in 3G only mode something is definitely not right.

          • Knlegend1

            Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I’m in the forums all the time and never thought about asking because i’m always near a charger. I guess that will be my next thread.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    I just want to know why all the colors can come out IN THE BEGINNING!

    • CaptainHowdy13

      *cant even.

      • michael arazan

        all they need is yellow, orange and green, which will prob be in july, september, an november, right? a new color every 2 months it seems. Seriously, who wants a razr when the razr maxx is better? And what ever happened to the Ranz maxx dev phone?

  • Hmm….

    Predictable Moto bashing commenced….. heh. You whine there are too many new phones from Moto, and try to lump this in, but it’s only a new color, not a new phone. There is proven historical marketing research that the average consumer likes color choices. Why this is newsworthy, on the other hand, I couldn’t guess, unless it’s just here to add fodder for the Moto bashers. This is a non issue.

    • Droidzilla

      I just got my wife a white RAZR, but I would prefer a blue (her favourite colour). I love having news like this, because now I know that I can exchange her white one for a blue one (if I’m cool with a restocking fee, of course). If this news was out Friday, I might have held off on getting her phone.

      Yes, it will bring out the Moto haters; but I don’t think that’s the point of it. At least, I hope not; though the Nexus-fanboi slant of this site is starting to piss me off. GNex fanbois are just as bad as iPhone fanbois, ironically.

      • LiterofCola

        Just about.

      • Liderc

        For one, no one can be worse than Iphone fanboys.

        Two, there are just as many Razr fanboys as Nexus fanboys.

        I’ll be called one for just posting this, and yet I own apple products moto products and a Nexus. .

        • Droidzilla

          I actually haven’t seen too many RAZR fanbois; most are simply responding to the tripe the GNex fanbois spew (thought there was one in an article not that long ago). GNex fanbois, on the other hand, are plentiful on this site. It’s very fashionable to hate on Moto and pretend the Nexus is the clearly better handset. Funny, because I was on this site telling everyone that the Galaxy S was a great phone back when they all said Samsung was crap and nothing beats Motorola.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I honestly haven’t seen a lot of the fanboism as of late. Neither phone is better than the other, it all comes down to how your phone is going to suit your needs.

          • LiterofCola

            Best comment ever. Bravo Buttballs.

          • Liderc

            And that must be why my post gets voted down lol, by all those Nexus fanboys huh?

      • Hmm….

        That’s a good point, Dzilla, This site has made me cynical of late with the Gnex-centric slant of everything and the constant bashing from the fanbois. However, I still don’t think this is really news. Maybe a tweet, but not a news item. If you’re buying a car, having color options goes without saying. When you get to the dealer, all of the color options are presented to you. Same thing here. However, when the news about the MAXX came out, I traded my RAZR in (was still in the holiday return dates). News about the RAZR HD coming out also might make someone wait a couple of weeks to pull the trigger. but I can’t really see waiting for a color…

        • Droidzilla

          That makes sense, but I actually might have waited on buying my wife’s RAZR had I seen this news on Friday (just because it’s her favourite colour; if it was a colour I don’t care about I wouldn’t have cared, obviously). Also, whereas you expect to have a surfeit of colour choices when you go purchase a car, the same isn’t true with phones (yet). Still, I could go either way on considering this newsworthy.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Months ago I made a joke about the next big phone from VZW and moto would be a blue RAZR… wow!

    What a f***** joke from both these guys. Pitiful.

    • Liderc

      I thought I remembered someone mentioning it, well done Nostradamus.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        And for my next big prediction in the laughable world of RAZR rebranding & turd polishing… white

        • MyStroPro

          There is already a white one… please read the article.

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    This is why so many people move to fruit-based phones….carriers push this bilge on unsuspecting customers that then realize how awful the battery is and exchange it for something better, and blame Android for the failure.

    • EC8CH

      My wife’s aunt just got an LG Lucid because she wanted a “simple” smartphone and that’s what the VZW sales rep reccomended. Since when does crappy = simple?

      • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

        sounds like you didnt help your wife choose a phone.

        • Droidzilla

          Unless @EC8CH:disqus is a polygamist, this comment doesn’t make any sense.

  • EC8CH

    GO GO Power RAZRS!

    • Tyler Chappell

      ahahaha, I think I spent a solid 30 seconds laughing at that comment, excellent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

    I wish a white Maxx would come out.

  • Butters619

    Why?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      because they have s*** load that did not sell, so they just reanodize them a new color and presto… sold to a schmuck

  • Knlegend1

    Verizon why smh?!!! This just let me know that you clearly still don’t understand. How can you release any more Razr’s after the Maxx has been on the market? Make Moto release a blue Maxx smh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roland-Thompson/100000604692578 Roland Thompson

      No, it’s you that doesn’t understand. VZ wants to sell phones to the average consumer, not to phone enthusiasts. The average smart phone user will be fine with this phone, it will be pretty, thin and it will be priced right. It will be a winner and VZ will sell tons of them. And that’s the name of the game.

      • LiterofCola

        Exactly.

      • Knlegend1

        No I do understand that its a business but I happen to actually be a Razr owner. The battery life is abysmal and Verizon knows it. The average consumer will go to the store to buy this phone but they will also see the Maxx and will ask the rep what is the Maxx. He/She has to explain and now the “average” will have to make real life decision.

        • Droidzilla

          RAZR has great battery life. Sites have tested it as good or better than the GNex and Rezound (standard batteries, of course). If ran in 3G only mode, it rivals anything else out there (save the Maxx, of course).

      • Knlegend1

        Also I’m not one for condoning on the screwing over the consumer that’s why I’m against this dumbA idea.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      You made a comment using full words, yet you still abbreviated “shaking my head” (smh). You are everything that is wrong with this generation.

      • Knlegend1

        Shm, lol, lmao anything like that is an expression. People don’t go around and say shake my head they just do it. I’m what’s wrong with this generation. Get with the times this is the generation. Get fcuk out of here with that “I’m pretending to be intellectual crap”.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          It’s not an expression, it’s a form of short hand that cropped up in the days of texting solely on a number pad. Seeing as these are the days of qwerty keyboards and the like there should be no need for shorthand. Using shorthand when you have a full keyboard in front of you tells me one of three things.

          1. You are typing solely on a phone with just a numbered keypad.

          2. Your keyboard is messed up in such a way that it makes it impossible to form full words.

          3. You’re part of ‘the generation” and an idiot.

          • Knlegend1

            How is it not an expression? I’m sorry that you didn’t see me “shaking my head” as I was typing. I mean the tone of someone typing is kind of hard to evaluate sometimes. SMH & LOL.

            No I’m typing from a computer that works exceptionally well. I was just expressing myself. Is that a problem or something? Does that make me an idiot? Or does that make you an idiot for chatting with someone on the internet about a gadget from this generation? Clearly this generation is flawed.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            You can express yourself and still come off as semi intelligent by not using short hand.

          • Knlegend1

            ….Okay what does it matter? Really now this is just getting silly.

  • Teng Taing

    does anyone even care about the Razr?

    • Knlegend1

      No and its my primary phone

    • Corey Foltman

      yes and no…i want the moto radios/antennas in my nexus

    • LiterofCola

      Yes, even though you in your limited perspective doesn’t.

      • Teng Taing

        dont get me wrong, im sure its a great phone but to have so many iterations of it is just ridiculous.

        • Droidzilla

          It has several colours and one edition with an extended battery. What’s the issue, here? I own an original, black RAZR and I have zero butt-hurtedness over all of the “iterations.”

          • EC8CH

            No real issue. It’s just superficially funny. Plus I like saying GO GO Power RAZRS!

          • Droidzilla

            Now I have the Power Rangers song in my head, and I don’t even know all of the lyrics so it’s just “Go go Power Rangers, you mighty morphin’ Power Rangers!” over and over. This is a special form of hell.

          • paul_cus

            Totally agree.

        • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

          You only purchase or lease automobiles that are the base model with no extras. And you always buy it in black on black.
          You’ve only purchased or rented homes or apartments that are the same square footage and layout. And all of them are clad in white aluminum siding.
          You go to a burger joint and buy the same plain cheesburger and fries and never ask for lettuce, tomato, onion or bacon.
          All of your pants are the same bland khaki color and your shirts are all white.
          You have no individuality and are nothing more than a mindless douche bag.
          Got it.

  • http://twitter.com/sweatychocolate sweaty chocolate

    who powers “our” comments????

  • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

    Moto really knows how to beat a dead horse. The non-MAXX razr shouldn’t exist any longer, and who honestly cares if their phone is blue or black? Most of use cases right?

    • Sjschwar

      why would you need a case, it’s gorilla glass and kevlar. gorillaproof and bulletproof

    • LiterofCola

      On the cases note, I would never use a case on any of my devices. Why would I want to cover up the outer design?

      • tvjrc603

        Because you got a SGS3?

        (zing.)

        • Butters619

          I just laughed so loud in such an inappropriate place. I still can’t wipe the smile off my face from this one.

        • LiterofCola

          That was a good one. One point to you Sir.

      • Liderc

        Because your phone is hideous?

        • LiterofCola

          You’re a moron.

    • kixofmyg0t

      No, Ive never used a case on any phone Ive ever had. A screen protector yes, but cases are ugly.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

    Zomg are comments back?

    • Michael_NM

      Yes sir.