Motorola Droid RAZR and MotoActv Launch Recap

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    The Motorola announcement was just made, and we got the press release in our hands as you saw earlier. Motorola announced the Droid RAZR and the new MotoActv device. These devices certainly look amazing and could reinvigorate the market for the original Droid creators Motorola. Here is a recap of the Motorola Droid RAZR and MotoActv launch:

    Note: Be sure to check out the Droid RAZR forum here: Droid RAZR

    Motorola Droid RAZR: (The merging of two iconic brands Droid and RAZR)
    • Stainless Steel Core with laser-cut aluminum accents and Kevlar Fibre
    • Gorilla Glass & SplashGuard with Laminated construction
    • Industry leading 7.1mm thin and only 127 grams
    • Dual-Core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB Ram
    • 4.3 Inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD Screen
    • 1800 mAh Extended Battery with 12.5 Hours Talk time and 8.9 Hours Video Playback
    • 8MP Rear Camera with full 1080P HD Video & HDMI Out
    • Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
    • 32GB Storage
    • 4G LTE
    • Mobile Hotspot
    • First smartphone that can download HD Video from Netflix
    • Gingerbread 2.3.5 OS
    • WebDock Software - Lets you dock your phone and use it as a computer ala the Motorola Atrix
    • Smart Actions Battery Saving Software - Helps improve the efficiency of your phone's battery usage
    • MotoCast - Cloud based device synching of personal content in real-time
    • Consumer Enterprise Software - Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing & more
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    Picture Source: Engadget


    MotoActv
    • Exercise and Active Lifestyle Tracking Device - Headset and Watch
    • Synch Music and Smartphone - plays over 4000 songs - can actively learn songs that motivate you during workouts
    • Fitness Statistics and Calculator - Time, Distance, Heart-rate, Speed, calories, etc.
    • Ear-Based Heart rate monitor
    • Capacitive touchscreen
    • Web-based App Synch allows you to track your stats and instant upload through WiFi
    • Scratch, water, sweat and dust resistant
    • Built-in GPS
    These devices look like real game-changers. Could this be the most perfect smartphone evolution up to this point? (sans ICS of course, but it probably won't be long before it gets it after ICS is released.) Sound off your thoughts in the forums!
     
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    Funny that it seems like the RAZR could be the hot phone of the winter months and not the Nexus.
     
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    The phone definitely looks the part. Love the carbon fiber backing and thin-ness of the phone, though very similar to the Droid X line. Would love to compare the displays back to back vs. the Bionic.
     
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    I am just wondering if it will have Ice Cream Sandwich?
     
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    I would love to have this phone.. but i am i am not eligible for upgrade and .. i am sure it has a locked bootloader.. wonder what kind of phone they will release next june :/
     
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    according to OP nope
     
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    Ironic that I replaced my old RAZR v3c with the OG Droid now I'm starting to consider the Droid RAZR as my next phone. So far I'm more impressed with this new RAZR than I was with the Droid 3 or the Bionic. Unfortunately I'm broke so I probably won't be able to upgrade my OG Droid.
     
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    Lol same here.

    I missed out on the Bionic by choice as I decided my money was better spent elsewhere, but I think this phone should be coming out just in time for some extra funds to be available, and as Peter Griffin from Family Guy would say, this thing looks friggin' sweet! :)

    One thing though, and I might be nitpicking, but I wonder why they aren't choosing to integrate the buttons into the OS as opposed to having capacitive buttons. I'd like the ability to customize those capacitive buttons and arrange them how I want them (the order they're in on the Droid).
     
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    Is the "1800 mAh Extended Battery" the default battery it comes with, or is that referring to an actual user-replaceable extended battery? Makes me wonder what the non-extended standard battery size is.
     
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    I'm in love over the build design. Spec wise though... not so much. Having a Bionic the internal guts of this is no different then what I have. Besides the .2GHz boost in the CPU. Which honestly isn't going to blow anything away.

    The Super AMOLED screen is interesting with the HD FFC. Overall though I think I'll keep my Bionic.
     
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    It comes with that. No one knows if its removable or not.
     
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    I was holding out on the Bionic to see what issues that it will have and to also see what the Nexus Prime and the Droid Razor will offer. Now I am glad I did. I will not be getting the Bionic. Now I will be watching tonight very carefully at the Samsung Conference. Then my decision will be final. I will pr-order one off these 2 phones and right now the only thing that is holding me back from pulling the trigger on the Razor is if it has Ice Cream or not?
     
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    With ya there. If the Nexus is all that, I'll jump ship. Otherwise I'm good with the B.
     
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