By Ben Bowers
on 10.18.11
Photo by EY

The original RAZR kept Motorola’s Mobile Devices division in pay dirt throughout the late 90s, but surprisingly when the smartphone revolution came, the company pushed in a new branding direction with the Motorola Droid.

For those reasons alone, the fact that the newly announced Droid RAZR bears both heavyweight titles is a pretty big indication of where it hopes to fall in the ever-changing smartphone pecking order, even beyond the Android chain of command. Top-tier components like a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1 GB RAM (double that of the iPhone 4S), 16GB of on board storage (plus an SD card slot), a 4G LTE antenna, and an 8MP rear camera already put it in the arms race winner circle. It’s Gorilla Glass coated, 960×540-pixel resolution qHD Super AMOLED display is smartphone first though (take that Galaxy SII), as is its 7.1mm, Kevlar-wrapped skinny silhouette. Like high-end Moto smartphones before it, the new RAZR is also compatible with a variety of Motorola accessories such as lapdocks. Verizon says they’ll start accepting pre-orders on October 27th, for a wallet-scarring price of $300. The official launch date hasn’t been shared, but we’re guessing you can get your man hands on the world’s thinnest LTE phone come early November.

Buy Now: $299 (Pre-order October 27th)

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