Motorola Droid RAZR in white

See what we did there?

Yes, folks, the white Motorola Droid RAZR will be available from Verizon on Dec. 15 for $299 on contract. Or, you can get it for $199 if you pony up for a Droid XYBOARD for another several hundred dollars -- and yet another two-year contract.

Source: Verizon

 
There are 52 comments

1088933 says:

In before Galaxy Nexus release date raging.

WilDawes says:

Verizon, no one cares about a different color of a previously released phone. I doubt many people were holding their breath for a white Razr. Announce the Galaxy Nexus already and make some serious dollars.

doublegdi says:

I care! I've been waiting for this!

briankurtz79 says:

That's not white. Apple and Samsung are the only ones that make white phones.

To me that's the right way to do white. Looks great IMO.

MowDownJoe says:

I'm not gonna rage. There was an internal document leaked that said the Nexus was releasing the same day as the White RAZR. The document is at least half-true, we know now.

sindril04 says:

This is not the droid I'm looking for...

Danrarbc says:

Well technically you aren't even looking for a Droid.

hoosiercub says:

You assume, how do you know what he's holding out for? lol

Kmcferrin says:

And by "white" we mean "pretty much all black with only a thin white accent trim".

dimsdale says:

I know! It's barely white at all. That's a sad attempt to jump on the Apple bandwagon of making everything white.
At least the white iPhone is actually white!

hoosiercub says:

And if you've ever used the white iPhone, you'll know that the white around the screen leaks a lot of light and provides terrible contrast for viewing media on the screen. There's a reason they're the only ones to jump on that all-white bandwagon, it looks cool, but it's much better in theory. I've noticed the same with the white iPad.

Well if memory serves me correct, the white evo came out way before the white iPhone.. I'm just saying

orlanka says:

Why does it have to be white? racist bastards!

zoo16 says:

Um, the first Razr was all black. ;)

Kmcferrin says:

And it was HUGE!

You, sir, are HILARIOUS!!!

Firespyer says:

Nexus Rage Post

whitecomet says:

It should be all white this dumb imo

bplewis24 says:

Did anybody else see the "Available Dec 15...!" and get a half chubby for a split second?

http://troll.me/images/xzibit-happy-and-sad/at-first-i-was-like-and-then...

guinnkevinr says:

She might be cute but still wide as fuh

hmmm says:

Less than 1 mm wider than the Nexus, not even noticeable. If you don't like how wide the Razr is then you wouldn't like how wide the Nexus is.

I realize you said nothing about the Nexus but I have seen this complaint before while at the same time drooling over the Nexus.

bladerunn3r says:

I'm hoping to upgrade to the Razr soon (black). . . but the damn thing is WIDE as hell . . . very noticeable. . .makes my droidx feel like a palm pre. Can't speak to the Nexus as I haven't held it . . .

Kmcferrin says:

Go to http://www.phone-size.com/ and you can compare relative sizes. If you punch up your PCs screen specs at the top then you can see the phones displayed in "actual size" rather than just relative to each other.

That is all.

bladerunn3r says:

If I wasn't clear in my last post, what I meant is that the *feel* of the phone's width in your hand is very noticeable, regardless of how its real dimensions appear on screen, or in comparison to other phones. I still might get it though :)

guinnkevinr says:

I had the razr and now I have the Nexus. The nexus is way easier to hold on handed than the razr.

Not only is it wider but I think the razor just doesnt feel right in the hand with the edges being pointed an not rounded. Where as the nexus is more oval and round which makes it better to hold. But with anything its all preference.

jbona3 says:

OMFG...all my prayers have been answered! A white RAZR!!! Amazing Verizon, I don't know how you continue to innovate and meet all your customers wildest expectations and dreams. It's like you're crawling around in my head and know exactly what I want. (Sarcasm; heavy, heavy sarcasm...). Actually, it's nothing like that... *sigh*

zoo16 says:

Some people may get it just because it is different. But IMHO, with the Kevlar back, it just doesn't make sense.

dimsdale says:

I still don't like that big boxy hump at the top of the phone. Very awkward design. Apple would never accept that.

bladerunn3r says:

You should hold the phone in person. It's amazingly thin. . . so much so that the "hump" is still thinner than the great majority of phones. Now the width . . . that you might find unacceptability awkward.

LOL. I swear if this thing missed the date tomorrow. I'll just wait until January and see what CES has to offer.

hmmm says:

Anything to draw customers away from the Nexus. They want their bloat revenue.

yea, I saw what you did there. evil bastard, plucking at my heart strings so early in the morning!

iastateboi says:

A white galaxy nexus would be cool

By white razr, do you mean galaxy nexus?
Oh... Then buh-bye

Even the White Stratosphere looks better.

ricbon says:

#WHEREISNEXUS

Shamus35 says:

This it BS...Everyone should email the media contact to say WTF.. was expecting something about the nexus...Albert.Aydin@VerizonWireless.com
i just did...

Shamus35 says:

Verizon's reply.. sound familiar....

Hi James,
The Galaxy Nexus is still on track to launch this year. Feel free to visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus to sign up for email alerts.
Thanks!
Albert

Another SAD razr what a WASTE....

Kmcferrin says:

Any truth to the rumor that it will be called the "Verizon Droid RAZR Stormtrooper (tm) Edition" and have special Star Wars widgets recycled from the R2-D2 edition? :-)

That would be the smartest thing they've done in months.

overfloater says:

Only the first part of the headline was visible at the bottom of the window when I loaded the AC homepage...

... IIIIIIiiii hate you. :P

3rdpig says:

ZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzz. Wake me up when "you know what" happens.

Small_law says:

I'm sorry, that phone is just flat out ugly.

jtlapp69 says:

The White RAZR looks nice to me. If I didn't already have the black one, I could have been tempted.

CeluGeek says:

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU Verizon!

Does that count as rage?

HeadAcheJoe says:

Sexy. Now, offer the Nexus, so I can get the RAZR
BOGO. Heck, I'd even go for the Bionic BOGO...

dcbelcher says:

Probably a waste of time, but I sent this to the COO, VP/Chief Marketing Officer, and VP of Corporate Communications at VZW through their corporate info site:

Mrs./Ms./Mr. (Name)

I hope that this message reaches you directly but I'm not sure if that is a reasonable expectation given the size of VZW and the number of communications I'm sure you receive.

I and thousands of others have been waiting, patiently, for months now for the eventual release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone through Verizon Wireless. Since Google's announcement of the phone and the indication that Verizon would be the exclusive carrier, many have been wiating on the phone to replace older phones that are on their last, proverbial, legs. Given the unique nature of this phone as a developer phone for new platforms like Android 4.0, Verizon holds the key to enabling the development community to truly support this new operating system. That development ecosystem is a key factor in the success of the Android platform on it's own and in competition with the Apple IOS ecosystem, which excludes Verizon's standard application and functionality "enhancements" in the form of pre-installed software.

The development community operates in the obscure world of not-so-publicly-available information about systems, release dates, etc. and has been all to aware of previous expected (but unannounced) release dates such as December 9 and now December 15. That same development community, which is keenly attuned to this kind of information, is becoming increasingly frustrated with repeasted delays of the Galaxy Nexus product and the repeated releases, in shorter time frames, of products like the white Motorola Razr.

Truly, the lack of any commitment to a specific release date or communication to those that are anxious to send Verizon their money to acquire this phone is creating significant animosity. Put bluntly, "Release by the end of the year" doesn't cut it.

There may be an internal thought that there are other Android and IOS phones available and people can just buy those if they need a phone. The development and enthusiast communities will not buy another phone when they know what is supposed to come. They will, on the other hand, leave Verizon, buy unlocked phones and go to other carriers. They will make other arrangements that do not include Verizon Wireless and its LTE platform.

In short, some additional and more detailed communication and a commitment to a release date are in order. An olive branch of sorts to those that want to send their money to Verizon is overdue.

I appreciate your time and any information you can offer.

Thank you,

Dan B.

Cruiserdude says:

That's a nice articulate letter Dan B., and I do hope he takes the time to read it. However, the development/enthusiast community makes up a very small percentage of total Android users, and you have to remember that in general VZW doesn't even care if you use Android at all, just that you're a subscriber to their service. For instance, my friend wants the Nexus, but if it doesn't come out in time he will just get the iPhone. That type of thing is bad news for Google and Samsung, but if he gets a Verizon iPhone, why should they care? Again, yes, some of us may go to other carriers, but we're a very small minority and most will just get a different VZW phone.

The most effective argument, and the one you should emphasize in letters such as this, is the INFLUENCE that our community has on the average user. Chances are, most of us are the "tech guru" for our circle(s) of friends, and many of them know little about the tech themselves so they ask us instead. Therefore, many of us have a significant influence on the buying decisions of a relatively large group of people. Add those numbers up, and suddenly we're not so insignificant. People are generally wowed by the kinds of things we do with our phones, as well as the hardware itself that we pick out. So far, I've been proud to tell people about Verizon's great LTE coverage and superior service, that I showcase with my far from stock Droid Charge. Yet for those who are anxiously awaiting the Nexus, they are not recommending Verizon. If they purchase a GSM Nexus through other means, they are no longer capable of showcasing Verizon's great service.

What Verizon needs to realize is that by continuing to stifle the excitement for the Nexus launch, they are driving away many "tech gurus" who may be an "advice node" for a large number of people. If each one of us frustrated enthusiasts pass that frustration on to 10 of our friends, and some of them mention something negative about Verizon to someone else, its not gonna be good for their business. Rather than just mentioning our own frustration, its important for companies to realize that we are not the average customer, and our satisfaction generally makes a much larger impact than simply our individual buying decisions.

Very good point.