Motorola Droid RAZR in white

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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


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Available from Verizon Dec. 15 ... the white Motorola Droid RAZR!


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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 . . .

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 :)

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.

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*

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

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

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.

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? :-)

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

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.

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.