Droid RAZR to launch in the UK with name change

Droid RAZR to launch in the UK with name changeBeen watching news of the Droid RAZR launch in the States? Feeling jealous? No more, my friend. Motorola is bringing its latest flagship Android device over here too though the 'Droid' moniker will predictably be getting the shove.

It's expected to ship sometime next week in the UK and although nowhere is offering it on a pay-monthly deal yet, SIM-free is looking promising.

Expansys has it on pre-order at £474.99 but as is always the case with them (sorry to say this, Expansys), if you shop around you'll more likely than not find it cheaper elsewhere. The Smartphone Centre has it on its books for £449.95.

The return of the RAZR is certainly a massive deal for Moto. Gone is the clamshell design and fiddly OS. In its place, one of the slimmest Android forms available in the world (just 7.1mm at its thinnest), a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced screen with qHD resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Gingerbread by default (with a promise yesterday that Ice Cream Sandwich is on the way.)

Motorola reckons the screen is 25% more efficient than the Super AMOLED Plus technology you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S II's display which is itself not as huge a power guzzler as some handsets. And with a 1,780mAh battery, it's got more grunt than the Sammy too.

Our collective palms are already moistening. Galaxy Nexus? What's that?!

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Stelph  Oct. 26, 2011 at 17:17

Just hope Moto dont get stuck thrashing the RAZR branding into the ground again as happened last time round!

Plus, Im sure everyone wouldnt mind this being a little thicker if it had a biger battery, when will manufacturers learn this?

corgi74  Oct. 26, 2011 at 17:17

It's not a proper RAZR unless it's being used by a teenage mother while shes pushing her kid around in a pushchair.
It's important that it lives up to the heritage of it's forebear

Treab  Oct. 26, 2011 at 18:48

didnt we know that it was coming here as the razr weeks ago O.o

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