Motorola RAZR gets official launch

It was launched in the US yesterday as the 4G Droid RAZR, but in the UK, Motorola's latest smartphone will be known simply as the Motorola RAZR when it lands without 4G.

When will it land? According to Pocket-lint, the first RAZR handsets will hit the UK at the same time as the US, which is in November. So just a couple of weeks away. That will be as a SIM-free handset via Clove, which will be selling the phone for £454.80 including VAT. If that outlay is a bit hefty, contract deals are likely to be offered at around the same time.

The newly-launched RAZR is described as an 'impossibly thin' smartphone by Motorola, claiming to be the world's thinnest. Yes, another 'world's thinnest'. Despite that, it still offers some pretty solid construction, with a precision machined stainless steel core, woven kevlar fibre on the back, a Gorilla glass screen and Motorola splash-guard with nanotechnology coating, which keeps your screen safe from the occasional spillage.

Inside, you'll find a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD touch-screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an eight-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing HD webcam for video calls and perhaps disappointingly, considering the day of launch, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) rather than Ice Cream Sandwich. There will also be docks available to turn smartphone into netbook, much like the Atrix does/did.

When we hear those contract deals, we'll let you know. In the meantime, the RAZR is there SIM-free for pre-order right now if you want it.

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