Motorola Mobility has introduced its newest smartphone, dubbed the Droid Razr. Available only on Verizon Wireless, Motorola hails the Droid Razr as the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone.
While the phone will initially run Android Gingerbread—Ice Cream Sandwich, the newest Android OS, will reportedly come to the phone in 2012—the Droid Razr comes with plenty of user-friendly features. Here are eight of the most notable:
Super thin: Users want thinner and thinner phones so Motorola delivered with the Droid Razr. The thinnest phone to leverage 4G LTE connectivity, the Droid Razr will pack a powerful punch despite being 7.1mm thick.
Speedy: Thanks to a dual-core 1.2 GHz OMAP 4 Texas Instruments processor and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, the Droid Razr is a speed demon. Compared to the iPhone 4S, which runs at 4G-type speeds of 14.4 mbps, the Droid Razr can operate anywhere between 10 and 20 mbps.
Large display: Compared to the iPhone 4S' 3.5-inch retina display, the Droid Razr provides a larger 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display measuring 4.3 inches, making it perfect for movie watching or e-mail writing.
Two powerful cameras: The Droid Razr features an 8-megapixel camera that shoots photos and video in stunning 1080p HD. The front of the phone also features a 1.3 MP camera, but both cameras feature image and video stabilization for less shaky pictures.
Smart Actions: Motorola has constructed a way to make the Droid Razr adaptable and more efficient. Smart Actions are preferences that can help save battery life or maximize wireless connectivity. For instance, if you want your phone to save its battery life at home, or go silent and dim at work, the Droid Razr will automatically adapt to the user's settings based on his or her current location.
Webtop: Do you wish you had your computer on you, but you only have your phone? Thanks to the Webtop application, the Droid Razr can transform its interface into a Linux-based laptop experience, which is compatible with all HDTVs and Motorola's new Lapdock 100 and Lapdock 500 stations. Now, users can plug in their phones into separate accessories to make calls, send texts, browse documents or access Firefox, all while the phone charges.
Structurally sound: Apple users have to buy a case to protect their iPhones; the Droid Razr won't need one because the outer shell is sufficiently protective. The phone is constructed out of Kevlar fiber and Corning Gorilla glass to protect against scratches and scrapes and is also built to resist minor water attacks. Motorola has not said whether the Droid Razr can survive a full water dunk, but it's probably not recommended.
MotoCast: In order to compete with Apple's iCloud offering, Motorola devised MotoCast, which provides the user with infinite access to share documents, music and pictures with an unlimited number of libraries.
The Droid Razr comes with 32 GB of memory, consisting of a 16 GB microSD card pre-installed onto the phone and 16 GB already on board. Motorola will ship the phone in early November priced at $299, plus a new two-year contract from Verizon Wireless.