Motorola And Verizon Unveil the DROID RAZR, Comes In At 7.1mm Thin With LTE (Hands-On Video)

Motorola and Verizon certainly did not fail to impress us today at this afternoon’s unveiling of the Motorola DROID RAZR.  And Talk Android’s own EIC, Rob Nazarian,  was there to capture it all.  The device is the thinnest we’ve seen so far coming in at an “impossibly thin” 7.1mm.  And no, that is not a typo.  What makes the device stand out aside from its ridiculously thin form factor is the fact that Motorola managed to fit an LTE radio in this bad boy, yet the device remains thinner than any 3G device we’ve seen hit the market.  Simply remarkable.  Specs include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display with a sculpted glass face, Kevlar fiber support for the rough rider in you, Gorilla glass making the device scratch and scrape proof and Splash-guard coating throughout the entire device.  Furthermore, toss in a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM and the device becomes unstoppable.  Motorola also unveiled at the event, their new MOTOACTV device which works seamlessly with the RAZR during work outs.  Check out the gallery pic below for a plethora of other accessories that Motorola has made available to work with the RAZR.  It’s been a long time since any Android device from Moto has impressed us this much.

“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility.  “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”


Check out the full list of specs, more hands-on shots and the full press release  as well as a quick hands-on after the break.  

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Specs:

  • Hyper-Vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display (qHD)
  • Sexy Curves
  • Sculpted glass face
  • Diamond-cut aluminum accents
  • Laser cut Kevlar Fiber
  • Gorilla Glass technology
  • Splash-guard coating for protection (including the electrical boards inside)
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android 2.3.5
  • Stream or download music and photoes from work or home computers via MOTOCAST app
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture and cinematic-quality images
  • LTE support
  • Seamless integration with MOTOACTV
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Weight 127 grams, (one of the lightest on the market)
  • Lapdock compatible
  • Smart Actions support – Turns off Bluetooth automatically to save battery, Smart Actions will get 30% more battery life
  • Uploads pics taken on the device to your PC automatically (Video as well)
  • Full remote security capabilities.  Wipe your device if necessary.
  • Citrix Support
  • GotoMeeting
  • Video Conferencing support
  • Motorola Webtop Support
  • Government grade encryption

The device will be available for pre-order on Oct 27th and in stores by November for $299 on contract.  As soon as a release date comes to the table, you’ll be the first to know.  And stay tuned for tonight’s Samsung/Google event to see how the RAZR measures up to the Galaxy Nexus.

Press Release:

Motorola Mobility Unveils the New Motorola RAZR™: Impossibly Thin Meets Head-turning Innovation
With an ultra-thin, lightweight design and mind-blowing features, Motorola RAZR is about to make heads turn
Oct. 18, 2011
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Oct. 18, 2011 – Say hello to the jaw-dropping new Motorola RAZR, brought to you by Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI). Impossibly thin at 7.1 millimeters with sexy curves to boot, this beauty will be available in North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa starting this November. Boasting a gorgeous sculpted glass face, diamond-cut aluminum accents and a hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display for incredibly vivid images. Motorola RAZR also sports KEVLAR® fiber (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning® Gorilla® Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes. In fact, every part of Motorola RAZR is protected by a splash-guard coating – even the electrical boards inside. This work of art is a force to be reckoned with.
If that’s not enough, pop the hood and find a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with an impressive 1GB of RAM, all powered by Android™ 2.3.5. You’ll fly through tasks up to two times faster than single-core processor phones. Stream or download music and photos from your home or work computer with the easy-to-use MOTOCAST™ app1. Watch movies on a screen that sports a wider range of colors than most LCD HDTVs. And for that inspiring filmmaker in you, use the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture for crisp, clear, cinematic-quality images.
“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”
Close to Home, Wherever You Go
Your favorite music playlists, from classic rock to heavy metal. Pics of every vacation, from road trip to romantic getaway. With Motorola RAZR it’s all at your fingertips, all the time. With the free preloaded MotoCast app, you can stream content from your computer straight to your pocket (or purse) so your personal content is always within reach. Whether you’re across the street or across the country, you can rock your playlists or breeze through photos instantly – without hogging your device’s memory. And, because you don’t have to upload to a third-party site, you’re saving time while gaining peace of mind. That’s right – your files stay safe because they stay with you.
Life Has Never Looked Better
“Super AMOLED Advanced display technology.” It sounds futuristic because it is. Whether you stream or download your movies, hyper-vibrant colors make watching flicks on-the-go just as thrilling as watching at home on your HDTV. And zero motion-blur keeps the action smooth, so you can focus on the story, not the screen. Capture the excitement of your own life with the 8-megapixel rear camera and 1080p HD video recording, or chat with a friend using the front-facing HD video camera. No need for clunky, expensive camera equipment.
Work Smart. Not Hard.
Featuring government-grade encryption for protecting your email, contacts and calendar, this device has been deemed “Business Ready” by Motorola’s enterprise experts. Even your strict IT manager will be impressed. Hassle factor? Zero. Plus, Motorola RAZR is equipped with the Motorola Smart Actions app that lets you automate everyday tasks and enable better battery life. Smart Actions can turn down the ringer when you step into work, change the Bluetooth and GPS settings when you get home to save battery, or send a text to someone if you miss their call. It’s the simple things in life that make all the difference.
Accessories Unlock a World of Experiences
Motorola RAZR is powerful on its own, but when combined with Motorola’s accessories (sold separately), you unleash a world of possibilities. Use the new Motorola Lapdock™ 500 Pro or Lapdock™ 100 to let loose Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application, giving you the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a desktop-class Firefox® browser – all while powering the device. Or, plug your Motorola RAZR into the HD Dock or HD Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other productivity peripherals for large-screen entertainment. And now, you can control your content, browse the web, and use your Android apps from the comfort of your couch with the Smart Controller. The built in touch-pad lets you zoom, pinch and rotate content just like a touchscreen. Best of all, no more running for your phone when a call comes in, you can make and take calls while your phone is docked. You can also connect a navigation dock for GPS and directions, battery pack for extra life, Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard for efficient typing, and the elegantly designed, almost-invisible Motorola ELITE SLIVER™ headset for discrete, hands-free talking. You’ll have the brains, brawn and beauty to make the impossible possible.
For more information and multimedia assets for Motorola RAZR and Motorola DROID RAZR by Motorola, please visit our press kit: Motorola RAZR press kit. Availability information by region and carrier will be made close to availability dates.
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.

Motorola Mobility Unveils the New Motorola RAZR™: Impossibly Thin Meets Head-turning Innovation
With an ultra-thin, lightweight design and mind-blowing features, Motorola RAZR is about to make heads turn

Oct. 18, 2011
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Oct. 18, 2011 – Say hello to the jaw-dropping new Motorola RAZR, brought to you by Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI). Impossibly thin at 7.1 millimeters with sexy curves to boot, this beauty will be available in North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa starting this November. Boasting a gorgeous sculpted glass face, diamond-cut aluminum accents and a hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display for incredibly vivid images. Motorola RAZR also sports KEVLAR® fiber (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning® Gorilla® Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes. In fact, every part of Motorola RAZR is protected by a splash-guard coating – even the electrical boards inside. This work of art is a force to be reckoned with.

If that’s not enough, pop the hood and find a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with an impressive 1GB of RAM, all powered by Android™ 2.3.5. You’ll fly through tasks up to two times faster than single-core processor phones. Stream or download music and photos from your home or work computer with the easy-to-use MOTOCAST™ app1. Watch movies on a screen that sports a wider range of colors than most LCD HDTVs. And for that inspiring filmmaker in you, use the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture for crisp, clear, cinematic-quality images.

“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”
Close to Home, Wherever You GoYour favorite music playlists, from classic rock to heavy metal. Pics of every vacation, from road trip to romantic getaway. With Motorola RAZR it’s all at your fingertips, all the time. With the free preloaded MotoCast app, you can stream content from your computer straight to your pocket (or purse) so your personal content is always within reach. Whether you’re across the street or across the country, you can rock your playlists or breeze through photos instantly – without hogging your device’s memory. And, because you don’t have to upload to a third-party site, you’re saving time while gaining peace of mind. That’s right – your files stay safe because they stay with you.

Life Has Never Looked Better“Super AMOLED Advanced display technology.” It sounds futuristic because it is. Whether you stream or download your movies, hyper-vibrant colors make watching flicks on-the-go just as thrilling as watching at home on your HDTV. And zero motion-blur keeps the action smooth, so you can focus on the story, not the screen. Capture the excitement of your own life with the 8-megapixel rear camera and 1080p HD video recording, or chat with a friend using the front-facing HD video camera. No need for clunky, expensive camera equipment.

Work Smart. Not Hard.Featuring government-grade encryption for protecting your email, contacts and calendar, this device has been deemed “Business Ready” by Motorola’s enterprise experts. Even your strict IT manager will be impressed. Hassle factor? Zero. Plus, Motorola RAZR is equipped with the Motorola Smart Actions app that lets you automate everyday tasks and enable better battery life. Smart Actions can turn down the ringer when you step into work, change the Bluetooth and GPS settings when you get home to save battery, or send a text to someone if you miss their call. It’s the simple things in life that make all the difference.

Accessories Unlock a World of ExperiencesMotorola RAZR is powerful on its own, but when combined with Motorola’s accessories (sold separately), you unleash a world of possibilities. Use the new Motorola Lapdock™ 500 Pro or Lapdock™ 100 to let loose Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application, giving you the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a desktop-class Firefox® browser – all while powering the device. Or, plug your Motorola RAZR into the HD Dock or HD Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other productivity peripherals for large-screen entertainment. And now, you can control your content, browse the web, and use your Android apps from the comfort of your couch with the Smart Controller. The built in touch-pad lets you zoom, pinch and rotate content just like a touchscreen. Best of all, no more running for your phone when a call comes in, you can make and take calls while your phone is docked. You can also connect a navigation dock for GPS and directions, battery pack for extra life, Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard for efficient typing, and the elegantly designed, almost-invisible Motorola ELITE SLIVER™ headset for discrete, hands-free talking. You’ll have the brains, brawn and beauty to make the impossible possible.

For more information and multimedia assets for Motorola RAZR and Motorola DROID RAZR by Motorola, please visit our press kit: Motorola RAZR press kit. Availability information by region and carrier will be made close to availability dates.
About Motorola MobilityMotorola 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.

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  • paxmos

    I don’t care how beautiful, thin or powerful this phone is, it still has a locked bootloader, therefore, it sucks=Motorola sucks.

  • shalon goodlow

    this is a beautiful phone, the smartest on earth