Motorola launches new RAZR smartphone into UK market

Motorola launches new RAZR smartphone into UK market

Motorola has launched its new RAZR handset on price plans with Vodafone and Orange today (16 November).

Retailers Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u are selling the phone, with customers able to get a free handset on price plans starting from £31 per month. Amazon is also selling the handset on a Sim-free basis for £448.99.

Motorola took the wraps off the updated version of it its hugely popular handset, the Motorola RAZR – known in the US as the Droid RAZR – earlier last month.

The Android 2.3.5-powered device has a dual-core 1.2GHz Texas Instruments processor, 16GB of internal storage, 32GB microSD support and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced screen and packs an eight-megapixel camera with 1080p video capability.

The smartphone is built to last, with a back-panel made from laser cut Kevlar fibre and an interior made of stainless steel. Motorola claims the phone’s battery can last for up to 10 hours – two hours longer than the iPhone 4.

The smartphone comes with a variety of accessories, including the HD Hub, which lets you mirror the handset to a TV, and the new wireless Bluetooth controller, known as Smart Controller, which features a touch-sensitive keypad that acts as a mouse.

Motorola Mobility’s VP and UK general manager of mobile devices Andrew Morley recently told Mobile that the RAZR would help the brand with its comeback plans.

‘We are very confident. It is not just about the hardware, which, with the Super AMOLED Advanced screen, the camera and the Kevlar back and so on, is exceptional. However, we also have very strong software and services message. The whole proposition makes us very confident we can stand out in the marketplace,’ he said.

Motorola Mobility Holdings was bought by Google for £7.6bn in August with a promise to advance the Android platform and innovate and deliver mobility solutions across its mobile devices and home businesses to break new ground for the Android ecosystem.

Joe Fernandez

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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