The Motorola DROID RAZR M may not be a top tier device, but it is certainly a capable Android smartphone. As we found in our review, the RAZR M offers a lot of bang for the buck when purchased from Verizon for $99. That equation has improved significantly for the holidays as Verizon is now offering the handset for only $49.99 with a two-year contract. This is a good opportunity to get your hands on a relatively decent Android smartphone without breaking the bank. Hit the break to view Verizon’s promo video that includes the offer.
Verizon employees are getting some special treatment once again, some of us are still seething over the awesome employees-only red and black Razr Maxx from last year, and now Verizon is laughing at us yet again. Rumor has spilled that more special edition red/black DROIDs are on their way to those on Verizon’s payroll for the DROID RAZR M and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. Interestingly enough a special red DROID DNA as well as Windows Phone 8X are also mentioned. No word on whether they will be locked to employee specific usage such as the last round was, so be careful before you try bidding $2000 on Ebay for one of these puppies.
As we previously reported earlier today, the official Jelly Bean update for Motorola’s DROID RAZR M has now been released. With the update, Motorola has released 5 videos that showcase the all new features of Jelly Bean for your RAZR M. Check out the videos below after the break!
For you Motorola DROID RAZR M owners, today is a great day as the official Jelly Bean update for the device was set to launch today. The update will bring the version to 4.1 and you’ll receive all of its features such as Google Now and several enhancements. Also, it looks like the ISIS mobile payment will also make its way into the update.
For more information on the update, you can check the source link for Verizon’s official update page.
Motorola has revised its software upgrade timetable yet again, this time denoting specific devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Surprisingly, the list is larger than we had anticipated. The chart indicates that every device released after the Droid Bionic will receive a taste of Jelly Bean. This leaves the following devices eligible for the firmware upgrade:
- DROID RAZR M
- DROID RAZR HD
- DROID RAZR MAXX HD
- ATRIX HD (MB866)
- PHOTON Q
- ELECTRIFY 2
- DROID RAZR
- DROID RAZR MAXX
- DROID 4
- DROID BIONIC
- MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi-Only
- MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G/LTE
Considering Motorola’s disappointing history with software updates
, it would probably be wise to take the above information with a rather large grain of salt. As always, Motorola says it’s still evaluating things and updates are subject to change. Head past the break for Motorola’s full list of currently planned US software updates.
Over the last few weeks we have reported on some new Motorola devices ready to hit the market. One of the surprises has been the “budget phone” Motorola DROID RAZR M. At least, that is the name the device will go by in the U.S. Over in the UK, Motorola released the same device with an Intel Medfield chipset and a new name, the Motorola RAZRi.
Interested buyers can now get this Ice Cream Sandwich powered device from Phones4U for free, but you will have to sign up for at least a two year contract at £21.50 (about $35 USD) per month. To help entice early adopters, Phones4U is including a pair of MOTOROKR S305 wireless headphones to the first 500 people to place an online order.
Hit the break for the full press release.
We all remember Antennagate: the loss of signal on the iPhone 4 caused by poor positioning of exterior antennae. It now it seems Motorola and Verizon’s latest flagship RAZRs are being held back because of a similar issue. According to a Howardforum post, “The signal drop is great enough to create a large amount of users to return the device“. This issue seems to be pretty severe, but hopefully is wont delay the highly anticipated phones for too long.
Unfortunately the post is pretty vague, only mentioning a “a huge problem with the external antenna’s that wrap around the device“, but hopefully Motorola will respond shortly as to either confirm or deny this rumor’s validity. This news only raises questions in my mind as to why this issue hasn’t been spotted on the Atrix HD and RAZR M?
The DROID RAZR M has only been available for about week and the folks at DirectFix just released a teardown video. In the event that you ever have to open your device, this video will give you all the information to fix whatever needs fixing. I really prefer the videos as opposed to just pictures because it’s much easier to follow along. Of course your inner geek might actually like watching the video anyway because the DROID RAZR M is one of the best Android phones in terms of build. Hit the break to check it out.
Recently Motorola unveiled three new members of the RAZR family. The DROID RAZR HD and the DROID RAZR HD MAXX are nice editions, but it’s rare that the highlight of an event such as this would be the budget phone. The DROID RAZR M is much smaller than the original RAZR, but packs the same 4.3-inch display since it’s edge to edge. That’s not even the best part. The best part of it is that it’s priced at $99 on contract. Can the DROID RAZR M compete with the big boys? Hit the break to find out and you can also check out our initial hands on review.
Motorola has kept its promise and officially made the Droid RAZR M Developer Edition available to buy online. Unlike the original Droid RAZR M, the dev model features an unlocked bootloader, meaning custom ROMs and kernels can easily be loaded on the new hardware. You’ll still be getting the same specs however, including an “edge-to-edge” 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Be prepared to pay up, though, as the Droid RAZR M Developer Edition will set you back $549.99. Be sure to head to the source link below for the full list of deets.