Motorola is bringing back the Razr name for a stunning new Android, Kevlar and water resistance Smartphone which is set to be launched in Australia shortly. The new Smartphone is faster than the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II claims Motorola.
The new device called the Droid Razr in the USA takes on the Samsung Galaxy S II is just 7.1mm in depth and is 4G compatiable.
It’s tipped to be called the Motorola Razr in Australia.
Launched in the USA overnight the Razr name appeared on a series of highly successful Motorola phones in Australia from the year 2000 and at one stage were the #1 selling mobile phone in Australia, it was also the industry’s thinnest at the time. The new Motorola offering is designed to be rugged enough to place in a back pocket without fear of breakage, said Motorola chief marketing officer Bill Ogle.
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At the launch of the new Telstra 4G network senior executives said that what is labelled 4G in the USA is 3G speeds in Australia.
The Droid Razr’s 7.1mm depth compares with the iPhone 4S’s 9.3mm depth and the 8.9mm depth of Samsung’s Galaxy S Class Android phone for AT&T.
In a separate announcement, Motorola has also launched a wearable Motoactv MP3 player/fitness tracker with GPS. It has no mobile phone capability.
The Droid Razr features interior stainless-steel core, and the exterior features laser-cut Kevlar-fiber chassis for strength and lightness. The display is made from Corning Gorilla Glass to prevent scratches.
It also has a1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 7.1mm-tikch chassis built from durable Kevlar fibers, it weighs in at just 0.126 kilo.
Motorola claims that its dual-core 1.2GHz processor, is faster than new iPhone 4S’s dual-core 1GHz processor and the Samsung Galaxy S II.
To enhance processing speed, the Droid Razr also features 1GB of RAM.
Other key features include 4.3-inch advanced-qHD Super AMOLED display, which is said to offer more contrast and color saturation than the iPhone 4S. Other features include 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p 30fps video capture, 1.3-megapixel front camera, 16GB of embedded memory, included 16GB MicroSD card and Android 2.3 OS.
The phone is promoted as “smarter” because of such key features as “smart actions” software that extends battery life by up to 30 percent using such means as slowing data and processor speeds when battery life drops below 20 percent. Battery life is promoted at 12.5 hours of 3G talk time and 8.9 hours of video playback on its 1780 mAh battery. Battery life for 4G data usage wasn’t disclosed.
Other smarter features include a personal Cloud storage solution called MotoCast. Via MotoCast software on a PC and the phone’s MotoCast app, users can stream or download photos, music files, and document files from the PC to their phone. Pictures taken by the phone are also automatically synced with the PC.