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Motorola Launches Three New Droid RAZR Devices

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Motorola improves its Droid RAZR line with bigger screens and better batteries.

Wednesday was quite the busy day for smartphones over in New York City. With Nokia wrapping up its press event for its new Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia 920 and 820, Motorola stepped up to unveil its own product line refresh. Putting a heavy focus on screen size and battery life, Motorola revealed three new Droid RAZR phones: The Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD.

Earlier in May, Google officially acquired Motorola Mobility and appointed Dennis Woodside as the new CEO. Now after three months of work, Woodside took to the stage to unveil the new phones and discuss three major points of focus for the company's new direction: speed, power management and of course, Android.

All three of the new Verizon-exclusive RAZRs feature a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, microSD expansion and an 8MP rear mounted camera with 1080p video shooting. In addition, the three phones will continue the legacy of the RAZR's ruggedness with Gorilla Glass displays and Kevlar infused bodies. Although they will ship with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," Motorola promises a v4.1 "Jelly Bean" update by 2013.

Motorola RAZR M

The main differences between each phone have to do with screen size and battery power. The smallest of the three, the Droid RAZR M, features an edge-to-edge screen with just a tiny bezel on each side. Although its 4.3-inch display is the same as its RAZR predecessor, the RAZR M is both narrower and shorter than the original, making it the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE phone on the market.

For those who want an even bigger screen, the Droid RAZR HD features a massive 4.7-inch screen with an equally massive 2,500 mAh battery. Following the edge-to-edge screen design of the RAZR M, Motorola packs a big screen into a reasonably sized smartphone. Senior Vice President of Products Rick Osterloh states, “Our screen has 40-percent more screen area than an iPhone 4S. What you get is more screen per square inch than ever before.”

Droid Razr HD

Although Motorola promises up to 16 hours of talk time with the HD, the company has prepared for 4G LTE's battery-sucking powers with the Droid RAZR MAXX HD. With increased internal storage and a beefier battery that promises 21 hours of talk time and 10 hours of video streaming, the Droid RAZR MAXX HD offers big things in a relatively small package.

The RAZR M is already available for pre-order with a price tag of $99 after rebate for new Verizon customers. Although a specific date and pricing wasn't given on the RAZR HD and MAXX HD, Motorola promises to release the two before the holiday season. Until then, head on over to  Razr.com for more information on the devices and to pre-order your own RAZR M. You can also watch the entire press event below, courtesy of Motorola.

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    classzero , September 6, 2012 1:50 PM
    meh, Waiting to see how windows 8 phones play out. I have grown tired of my Android phone.
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    booyaah , September 6, 2012 2:01 PM
    'Although they will ship with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," Motorola promises a v4.1 "Jelly Bean" update by 2013.'

    lol...yeah right, I've been waiting over a year for ICS on my Bionic.
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    halcyon , September 6, 2012 2:02 PM
    I. Have. Been. Waiting. For. This. Razr Maxx HD. Period. Look Ma, no plastic!!!!
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    willard , September 6, 2012 2:31 PM
    booyaahlol...yeah right, I've been waiting over a year for ICS on my Bionic.

    Impressive, since the Bionic was launched less than a year ago. And almost everyone is still waiting for ICS, very few phones have been updated so far.

    Why don't you ask some Thunderbolt owners how they feel about their wait for ICS?
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    halcyon , September 6, 2012 2:35 PM
    I moved back to an iPhone 4S earlier this year but I had some devices with ICS. I liked ICS fine and would be more than happy with a device with a solid working version of it. I haven't been keeping up, does Jelly Bean do something game-changing that makes it a must-have or is simply the latest?
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , September 6, 2012 2:38 PM
    I love my current Moto phone. Now if they could just offer one unlocked that would be awesome.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , September 6, 2012 2:43 PM
    Quote:
    I moved back to an iPhone 4S earlier this year but I had some devices with ICS. I liked ICS fine and would be more than happy with a device with a solid working version of it. I haven't been keeping up, does Jelly Bean do something game-changing that makes it a must-have or is simply the latest?

    Jelly Bean involves a lot of code changes to ICS that make it smoother and faster. As well as some added features (I don't remember which off the top of my head except for the new voice search.) It's nice - game changing - depends on how you qauntify that.
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    Yargnit , September 6, 2012 2:53 PM
    GreaseMonkey_62Jelly Bean involves a lot of code changes to ICS that make it smoother and faster. As well as some added features (I don't remember which off the top of my head except for the new voice search.) It's nice - game changing - depends on how you qauntify that.


    Don't forget it kills flash support. I'll probably be looking exclusively at ICS phones it phones with I'VE community downgrades available in the future because of this. Smoother doesn't matter if you lose one of the main reasons for choosing Android in the first place.
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    del35 , September 6, 2012 2:59 PM
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    Look Ma, no plastic!!!!


    Dont mind a good plastic backing. Phones are only usable for at the most 2 years before they become obsolete. What is the sense of having a metal finish when a good plastic is more than adequate and can withstand falls better than brushed aluminum or steel which are prone to denting.

    I know that iCrap zombies like metal backing thinking that it gives their phone a look of being high quality, but you cant even exchange a battery from one of those tiny screened Apple prisons...
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    hate machine , September 6, 2012 3:15 PM
    Motorola is drifting farther and farther away from Blur and closer to Vanilla. It is nice...
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    house70 , September 6, 2012 3:18 PM
    GreaseMonkey_62I love my current Moto phone. Now if they could just offer one unlocked that would be awesome.

    They claim they'll put out developer versions, as well.
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    house70 , September 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    hate machineMotorola is drifting farther and farther away from Blur and closer to Vanilla. It is nice...

    They belong to Google now, 'about time.
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    house70 , September 6, 2012 3:21 PM
    I am seriously considering the GSM version of the HD maxx when it comes out. By that time, devs should be all over these and that's a big plus.
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    Caffeinecarl , September 6, 2012 3:32 PM
    Like the design of the Razr M! A 4.3" screen on something the size of the HTC MyTouch 4G? I'd be totally game if I used Verizon =/ but very nice!
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    Caffeinecarl , September 6, 2012 3:36 PM
    booyaah'Although they will ship with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," Motorola promises a v4.1 "Jelly Bean" update by 2013.'lol...yeah right, I've been waiting over a year for ICS on my Bionic.

    A friend of mine has ICS on his Bionic. Not sure if he rooted.
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    ojas , September 6, 2012 4:05 PM
    Resolution?
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    halcyon , September 6, 2012 5:03 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Look Ma, no plastic!!!!


    Dont mind a good plastic backing. Phones are only usable for at the most 2 years before they become obsolete. What is the sense of having a metal finish when a good plastic is more than adequate and can withstand falls better than brushed aluminum or steel which are prone to denting.

    I know that iCrap zombies like metal backing thinking that it gives their phone a look of being high quality, but you cant even exchange a battery from one of those tiny screened Apple prisons...

    Yes, plastic will do the job. Cloth seats will do the job in a car too, yet many prefer leather. There is nothing wrong with having a plastic backing on a phone. ...but I'll happily take the Kevlar and aluminum thank you very much.
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    g00fysmiley , September 6, 2012 5:15 PM
    i would love to see a motorola razer tablet... just saying

    as for phones i will stick with the nexus line... mine came with 4.0 and now is at 4.0.4 and supposedly is pushing out the 4.1 later this month
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    Anonymous , September 6, 2012 5:18 PM
    Every time I read a smartphone article I can't help but laugh out loud thinking of the ridiculously inflated prices people pay for them. Its not like there is any shortage in supply and they drop like half the value in just one year, talk about waste of money for no meaningfull realworld performance increase. marketing mass-hypnosis at its finest.
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    subaru41 , September 6, 2012 6:39 PM
    Nice, I just wish they would bring out these phones on other carriers.
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