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The Moto RAZR is back . . . Kinda.

At approximately 2PM CST today, Motorola will be releasing the new DROID Razr.  Remember the Razr?  It was the coolest phone of its time.  Everyone had one, some even had 2 (you know who you are).  It was slim, it had text messaging, it went on the Internet, and…..well that’s all.  But for the time, it was a great phone.

Now, Motorola is banking on the strength of the name to help is slumping wireless phone sales.  What they seem to have forgotten is that when the Razr first came out, there was nothing like it.  It set a new standard for how phones should work and look.  With the DROID Razr, they basically took the DROID they have and made it thinner.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s a big deal in terms of how they are able to fit all that technology in a slimmer package.  But in reality, it’s not the game changer that the original Razr was.

Here is the breakdown of the features to expect:

  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video, plus image stabilization
  • Front facing HD camera
  • Motorola Webtop – this allows you to dock the phone with different gizmos to your PC/laptop to sync, connect, etc..
  • 4G LTE compatibility

As with all of Motorola’s DROIDs it will only be available on Verizon.

Unfortunately, I don’t see this phone making any kind of real splash.  It doesn’t really deliver anything that you can’t get from any other manufacturer.  I’m not saying not to buy it, I’m just saying, I don’t see a reason.

Does Motorola expect people to say, “Hey, I used to have a Razr, I think I’ll buy this one.”  I hope not.  Hopefully when the merger/buyout with Google is all said and done, the can find a way to make that game changing phone Motorola used to be known for (the MicroTAC Elite, the StarTAC, the VADER, the RAZR).  Notice something in that last list? The last game-changing phone they came out with was about a decade ago.

Check out Motorola’s site for more information.

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