Motorola has lifted the lid on its new smartphone contender, the Razr, as it goes back to the future in a bid to compete in an increasingly crowded Android phone marketplace.
Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) rather than the all-singing, all-dancing just unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Google's OS, the Razr is being billed as the world’s thinnest smartphone. And at 7.1mm – that’s over 2mm more svelte than the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 – it’s hard to dispute Moto's billing.
Under the hood, it’s home to a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display fashioned from robust Gorilla Glass and rocks a 1.2GHz processor and an eight-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording – all of which is housed within a stainless steel construction with a Kevlar back plate.
The handset’s Razr moniker marks the revival of Moto’s flip phone brand we thought was long-dead. Although other than the sharp-ish edges and bone-sharp slimness, it’s hard to see quite how the name applies this time around.
According to online retailers, the handset is landing in the UK on November 1st, priced £454.80 when bought SIM free. That ought to translate to a monthly price of around £35 when bought on a free phone contract.
O2 has just confirmed via Twitter that it will be ranging the Razr in the UK 'soon'. We'll bring you news of contract prices as and when...
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