Motorola announces the super thin Droid Razr

The Droid Razr combines two of Motorola's strongest brands in a thin and powerful package.
Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor on

While it wasn't much of a surprise to those following the various recent leaks, Motorola on Tuesday unveiled the Droid Razr, its latest Android smartphone.

As the device's name might suggest, the Droid Razr is thin. Super thin. At 7.1mm thick, the Droid Razr is a fair bit thinner than phones like the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II, which measure at 9.3mm and 8.4mm thick respectively. The Droid Razr is also an impressively light 127g, which is surprising considering how much Motorola packed into the thing.

Featuring a 4.3-inch 540x960 Super AMOLED display and running on Android 2.3.5, the Droid Razr comes equipped with a speedy dual-core 1.2Ghz processor. Other features include a 8-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, an impressive 1780 mAh battery, and support for Verizon's 4G LTE network.

Motorola also went out of its way to make the Droid Razr's design a pretty impressive one. Featuring a Corning Gorilla glass-protected display and a Kevlar fiber backing, the Droid Razr is a rare example of a flashy phone built to withstand a significant beating. Motorola even went as far as to make the device water resistant down to its very electrical boards.

Exclusive to Verizon, the Droid Razr will retail for a wallet-busting $299 when its released in early November.

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