BGR Interview: Motorola’s Alain Mutricy on resurrecting the RAZR

By on November 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

BGR Interview: Motorola’s Alain Mutricy on resurrecting the RAZR

Verizon Wireless on Friday released a class-leading smartphone that combines two of the biggest cell phone brands of the past decade into a single device. Verizon’s DROID line of smartphones played a huge role in making Android the global juggernaut it is today, and Motorola’s RAZR turned the wireless industry on its head in 2004, showing consumers that a cell phone can be both beautiful and functional. The decision to merge these brands into one single powerhouse was not made lightly, we can assure you, and the DROID RAZR will undoubtedly find itself atop plenty of wish-lists this holiday season. We recently sat down with Alain Mutricy, Motorola Mobility’s senior vice president of Portfolio and Product Management, to discuss this iconic device and why it is worthy of carrying the RAZR brand into the future. The full text from our Q&A with Mutricy follows below. More →

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Motorola DROID RAZR on sale today, $111 from Amazon

By on November 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Motorola DROID RAZR on sale today, $111 from Amazon

Verizon Wireless’ flagship smartphone for the holiday season, the DROID RAZR, will finally become available Friday at 11:11 a.m. local time. The 7.1-millimeter thin smartphone features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display, a dual-core 1.2GHz TI processor, 16GB of internal storage plus an expansion slot, an 8-megapixel primary camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera that supports 720p HD video chat, a 1,780 mAh battery and the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. Verizon is offering the device for $299.99 on contract, but AmazonWireless is running a special on the new smartphone: $111.11 on contract for a limited time. There is a catch, however… the DROID RAZR is already back-ordered on Amazon, so those who take advantage of the $189 discount will have to wait an estimated 8-9 days before it ships. More →

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Motorola DROID RAZR review

By on November 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM.

Motorola DROID RAZR review

The Motorola DROID RAZR is arguably the most exciting Android device to come across my desk in some time, but all the hype in the world doesn’t necessarily mean it deserves to carry the iconic RAZR name. It’s a 4G LTE device that packs in a powerful processor, high resolution display, 16GB of built-in storage, 1080p HD video capture capability and plenty more. But is this Motorola’s best phone since the original RAZR? I have spent the past few days with the Motorola DROID RAZR, so hit the break for my full review.

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Motorola DROID RAZR available for pre-order from Verizon tomorrow for $299.99

By on October 26, 2011 at 9:49 AM.

Motorola DROID RAZR available for pre-order from Verizon tomorrow for $299.99

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday reaffirmed that the Motorola DROID RAZR smartphone will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, October 27th. The hotly anticipated smartphone revives the famed RAZR line from Motorola, and we can’t think of a more appropriate device to fill those shoes. The DROID RAZR features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor by Texas Instruments, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 7.1-millimeter thin Kevlar case. The handset will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract and pre-orders will ship no later than November 10th. Verizon Wireless’ press release follows below. More →

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Motorola DROID RAZR hands-on!

By on October 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM.

Motorola DROID RAZR hands-on!

We just went up close and personal with Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone, the Motorola DROID RAZR. In short… we’re blown away. The fact that this device is so remarkably thin, light, and strong is truly impressive. The screen is beautiful, and from the limited time we spent with it, it’s insanely fast, too. Over Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the full version of BGR’s website loaded in only a few seconds. Apps launched instantly, and as long as battery life holds up, this is going to be the best Android device to ever hit the market so far. Hit the jump for our hands-on photos!

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Verizon unveils DROID RAZR by Motorola, pre-orders begin October 27th for $299.99

By on October 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM.

Verizon unveils DROID RAZR by Motorola, pre-orders begin October 27th for $299.99

Verizon Wireless announced the DROID RAZR by Motorola on Tuesday, a brand new Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) smartphone that will take advantage of the carrier’s 4G LTE network. The device is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a Super AMOLED Advanced display with a qHD resolution, 32GB of memory including 16GB of on-board storage and a 16GB microSD card, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, a front-facing “HD” camera for video chat and support for sharing its 4G LTE connection using Verizon’s Mobile Hotspot feature. The DROID RAZR is also covered with a water-repellant nanocoating that protects the phone from everyday spills. Despite the beefy feature set, the DROID RAZR is the thinnest LTE phone yet and measures just 7.1mm thick. Verizon Wireless confirmed the device will be available in November for $299.99 with a new two-year contract. It can be purchased with a number of accessories, including a new 14-inch laptop dock, a new 10-inch dock, a vehicle dock, an HD dock, a gesture touchpad, a wireless keyboard, a portable power pack and more. Pre-orders for the device begin on October 27th. Read on for the full press release.
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Live from Motorola and Verizon’s DROID RAZR press conference!

By on October 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM.

Live from Motorola and Verizon’s DROID RAZR press conference!

We’re live at Motorola and Verizon Wireless’s press conference in New York City where the smart money is on a fresh new DROID smartphone that will launch in the coming weeks. Motorola’s new full-touch DROID is expected to be RAZR-thin, and it will feature some pretty formidable specs according to BGR’s exclusive report from last week. With a $99 iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, Motorola’s new DROID and a brand new Galaxy Nexus all set to be on store shelves before the holidays, it looks like Verizon is once again the place to be for high-end smartphone fans. Hit the break for our live coverage of the press conference, which is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT. More →

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We’ll be covering Motorola and Verizon’s DROID unveiling live at 12PM EDT

By on October 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM.

We’ll be covering Motorola and Verizon’s DROID unveiling live at 12PM EDT

Call it the DROID HD, call it the DROID RAZR, call it the Spyder or call it whatever else you want… in a few short hours we’ll be calling Motorola’s new smartphone the sleekest new Android phone on the planet. Until tonight, at least. Motorola and Verizon Wireless have teased us with a suggestive video that touts the smartphone as faster, thinner, smarter and stronger, and BGR exclusively reported key specs last week. All that’s left now is an official unveiling and a few tests to see how strong that Kevlar case really is.

Bookmark this link, which will go live shortly before the event begins later this morning, and make sure to head there for our live coverage of Motorola and Verizon’s press conference! Coverage starts at or around 12:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT.

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Motorola DROID HD (RAZR/Spyder) specs revealed; said to be ‘faster than the iPhone 4S’

By on October 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

Motorola DROID HD (RAZR/Spyder) specs revealed; said to be ‘faster than the iPhone 4S’

We just confirmed some of the specifications for the upcoming Motorola DROID device (DROID HD / DROID RAZR / Spyder) that Verizon Wireless and Motorola are rumored to be announcing next week, and they are monster. Here is what we have:

  • Thinner and “faster than the iPhone 4S” according to our source
  • 1GB of RAM — double the iPhone 4 and 4S
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 4G LTE (thinnest LTE phone to date)
  • 4.3-inch display

The teaser video for this phone appears to be a direct shot at the iPhone — faster, thinner, smarter, stronger — and with the specifications above and rumored physical attributes like a case molded from Kevlar, a Gorilla Glass display and a splash-resistant coating, it looks like we’re in for quite an event next Tuesday.

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Motorola DROID RAZR (Spyder), ATRIX 2, XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet leaked

By on September 26, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

Motorola DROID RAZR (Spyder), ATRIX 2, XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet leaked

Motorola may have big plans for the holiday season, at least according to a few new leaks from This is my next. Official press shots of the AT&T ATRIX 2 and its brand new Laptop Dock 100 accessory were spilled recently, as were details on an unannounced Motorola Spyder smartphone and two models of the XOOM 2 tablet. Last week we published an exclusive first look at the ATRIX 2 and now several of the phone’s specs have supposedly been confirmed. It is equipped with a 4.3-inch display with a qHD resolution, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. Details on the Laptop Dock 100 are still slim but This is my next did report that it has a smaller 10.1-inch display. Hit the break for more. More →

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