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Update: Motorola annouces Android RAZR: Ice Cream Sandwich inbound

UPDATE: It’s back! Motorola has gone back to basics and introduced the new RAZR phone, now with Android and Atrix-style dock compatibility.


At 7.1mm deep, it looks unmistakably like the RAZR of old. But now sculpted glass front incorporates a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass to help prevent scratches. Made from Kevlar fiber, both the inside and outside of the phone includes a splash-guard coating.

Despite looking reminiscent of the old Razr, Motorola has equipped it with a bang-up-to date operating system with Android 2.3.5 and a 1.2Ghz processor with 1GB RAM.

UPDATE: We’ve just heard direct from Motorola that the RAZR will be getting the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in Q1 2012.

Sanjay Jha CEO of Motorola comments: “Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire….Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”

A new feature is the Motocast app that streams content remotely from your computer to your phone, including photographs and music, without having to store pictures on the computer

Another interesting feature we’re keen to try is the Smart Actions app that automates tasks, for example it can send a text to someone if you miss a call or turn down phone ringer at wo

There’s an 8-megapixel camera that can also capture full HD 1080p movies, as well as an HD front-facing camera.

Motorola claims the RAZR includes government-grade encryption to protect email and contacts, so it’s classified Business Ready.

Like the Atrix, pair the RAZR with a selection of docks, including the Motorola Lapdock 500 Pro and Lapdock 100, to activate the Webtop application including the Firefox browser. While the new Smart Controller functions as a remote control with touchpad for browsing via your television

The Motorola RAZR will be available in November in Europe, there’s no news on pricing and carriers yet.

Source: Motorola

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