Motorola Droid Razr on pre-order, $300 from Verizon

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Motorola’s new Droid Razr smartphone went on pre-order Thursday at a price of $300 with a two-year Verizon contract.

The new Razr, named after the popular flip phone from the early 2000s, should hit stores in early November -- Motorola and Verizon have yet to name an official release date.

The major selling point of the Razr is its slim 7.1-millimeter thickness and its light weight. Motorola says the Razr is the thinnest 4G phone on the market.

The phone also has a back covered in kevlar, which aids it in being so thin, with a 4.3-inch touchscreen up front and a 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor inside.


As for cameras, the Razr will pack an 8-megapixel and 1080p shooter out back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. It also features 1 gigabyte of RAM and 32 gigabytes of storage (16 gigabytes built in and another 16 gigabytes on an included microSD card).

The Razr will displace the Droid Bionic, which launched in September, as the top Android handset in Verizon’s product line -- that is, until the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung is released sometime before year’s end.

The Razr will run Android Gingerbread. The Galaxy Nexus will be the first handset to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the newest version of Google’s mobile operating system. The Razr will get an Ice Cream Sandwich update, but that probably won’t come until next year.


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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles