Motorola Mobility's Droid Razr Aims to Battle iPhone 4S
Motorola Mobility's Droid Razr, introduced Oct. 18 in New York City, will make the case for a high-end Android smartphone over the new iPhone 4S.NEW YORK-Motorola Mobility has decided its best option in the long-running fight against Apple's iPhone was to mate two famous mobility brands, Droid and Razr, into the Droid Razr. The new smartphone hews to the aesthetic styling of Motorola Mobility's Droid franchise, with the large 4.3-inch super AMOLED screen (with qHD resolution) and an aggressively blocky design. Like those other Droid phones, the Droid Razr runs Android (specifically Android 2.3.5, also known as "Gingerbread," with the latest under-the-hood tweaks). At the same time, its 7.1-millimeter-thin body harkens to the Razr, a line of ultra-slim feature phones that proved a hit in the technological Dark Ages of the mid-2000s.
Under the Gorilla Glass screen, the Droid Razr features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a battery apparently capable of 12.5 hours of 3G talk time. A steel core and Kevlar integrated into the body apparently help with the smartphone's sturdiness, preventing it from warping or cracking despite the thinness of the body and its relatively light weight. It also boasts a dual-camera configuration, with an 8-megapixel rear aperture paired with a front-facing HD camera (the rear camera can capture 1080p video).