Motorola unveiled its latest smartphone Oct. 18 only one day before the Google Nexus Prime launch. It looks like the new Droid Razr (don't call it a flip phone) was pretty much developed before Google bought Motorola in August. So this could be the last Motorola device to be released that isn't a Google phone. It's available starting Nov. 6 and costs $299 from Verizon.
Razr back in 2006 was a popular flip phone that was known for being so thin. The new Razr doesn't flip, but at 7.1 mm, it's still quite thin. Motorola is actually calling it the world's thinnest 4G smartphone. Mashable live-blogged the release event in New York City and revealed the specs. There's an 8GB version for $249 and a 16GB one for $299 and they both come with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor.
Dual core is kind of the new standard for smartphones, and this one seems to be pretty fast, but until it gets into people's hands, there no way to know if all that speed translates into a better phone. It is a Verizon phone though, and so should be able to take advantage of the LTE network for the fastest speeds in the U.S. What that also means, unfortunately, is the battery life could take a hit on 4G. Motorola said at the release event Droid Razr gives 12.5 hours of talk time, but at 3G speeds. That's impressive, but on 4G it could be less than half that, especially considering how thin the device is. iPhone 4S, for comparison, is 9.3 mm thick.
Additionally, Droid Razr has a Gorilla Glass display that makes it very scratch and shatter resistant and an eight megapixel rear-facing camera. It comes with 1GB of RAM, a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen and weighs 127 grams (140 grams for iPhone 4S).
Tell us in the comments if you think Droid Razr has a chance against iPhone 4S or the Nexus Prime.