Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR announced, makes Droid Bionic look fat

Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR is finally here. And I’m kinda conflicted about it.

When you look at Verizon Droid RAZR specs – LTE connectivity, 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, 1GB of memory, 4.3” qHD display , 8mpx 1080p video capable camera, 16GB of built-in flash memory and 16GB memory card in the box, lapdock and stuff – it does not look that much better then Droid Bionic. Heck, it even comes with the same old 2.3 Gingerbread version of Android, and no Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in sight.

On the other hand, it looks and feels so much better.

Compared to just another bulky Android brick (Bionic) – RAZR is just beautiful. And thin – 7.1 mm thin. And strong – with a strengthened stainless steel chassis, Kevlar fiber back cover, Gorilla Glass display and spill resistant coating all over – you will be hard pressed to break, scratch or otherwise damage it. And it has brighter Super AMOLED display.

Anyway you look, RAZR is a worthy successor to Droid Bionic. And choosing between them will come down to price and how much you are willing to spend on it. For the first few months Motorola Droid RAZR will be selling for $299, while you can get discounted Bionic in quite a few places even before RAZR comes along.

The only negative thing that I can Say about Moto Droid RAZR – it’s that it does not have the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, that will be announced later today. And, since neither Motorola nor Verizon bothered to mention any possibility of upgrade during the announcement – my guess is that you won’t be seeing ICS on RAZR anytime soon. Most likely – you won’t be seeing it until early next year.

But hey, you are buying your Droid RAZR to keep for a couple of years. A few months wait for an OS upgrade is a small price to pay for such a beauty.


Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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