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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR and MOTOACTV event gallery

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While you mull over our hands-on coverage, here's a selection of photos from today's Motorola event, where we saw the public unveiling of the Droid RAZR and MOTOACTV. Enjoy!

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR hands-on

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Motorola is being stingy with hands-on time but we were just lucky enough to find a representative willing to let us get our grubby paws on the new Droid RAZR. You know all the specs by heart now-- Super AMOLED display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and blazing fast Verizon 4G LTE-- but until you get your hands on this device, you only know half the story.

The RAZR is one of the thinnest, lightest smartphones on the market, and I can say with confidence that it will completely shake up VZW's 4G market. It's unlike any other device on Verizon today. Compared with my HTC Thunderbolt, the RAZR is paper thin. And in my hands, I barely felt any weight. It's impossibly light. 

The Kevlar back is a nice touch, and is certainly lightweight enough to justify itself. And did I mention that screen? Moto haters, you have met your match. It's gorgeous, and certainly leaps and bounds better than the previous PenTile technology they have been using. At first glance, I thought Motorola had Best Buy-esque demo units on hand, you know the ones with the sticker for the display? Thankfully they did not, but that's the first impression you'll get with the screen.

Looking for a removable battery? You're not going to find one here, though you do have a 1780mAh power supply, so it could be worse. If the RAZR's battery life lives up to what Motorola is hyping, this shouldn't be an issue. But until we can put it through its paces, it's a valid concern.

Kudos to Motorola and Verizon for working closely together to finally get 4G LTE onto a competitive device. And if the battery life lives up to the hype, we're all in for a treat. Enjoy some more photos below, with a video available after the dreaded YouTube upload.

Droid RAZR Forums | Droid RAZR Specs | Droid RAZR Gallery

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR specs

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Motorola Droid RAZR is officially official -- just 7.1mm thin!

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Sanjay Jha just officailly breathed new life into an old brand with the Motorola Droid RAZR at its event in New York City. Thin. Light. Fast. It'll be available in early November for $299 on contract.

Let's just get to the specs.

  • 7.1 mm thin.
  • 127 grams
  • Kevlar
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Splash Guard
  • 1.2GHZ processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display
  • 8MP camrea with 1080p video
  • MotoCast
  • 12.5 hours talk time/8.9 hours video playback
  • Webtop
  • 1780 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0

New software called Smart Actions is supposed to take care of some certain tasks in the background, like turning off Bluetooth and GPS when you're at home. Or if you're at 20 percent battery, it'll dim the display automatically, or slow the processor. Moto claims you can get up to 30 percent more battery life because of this.

It's also got MotoCast, which gives you your own personal cloud -- aka one more place to sync your stuff.

Full presser's after the break.

Droid RAZR Forums | Droid RAZR Specs | Droid RAZR Gallery

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2 years ago

Motorola announces the MOTOACTV Android-based fitness tracker/MP3 player

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We're live at Motorola's event in New York, where Sanjay Jha just announced a pretty broad leap into the fitness space with MOTOACTV.

It's a 46mm square Android-powered device that in addition to tracking your fitness regiment with its own website also serves as an MP3 player. The big plus, though, is that it's entirely wireless. Headphones, heart-rate tracker. No wires.

And, yes, it looks like an iPod Nano with buttons.

Developing. ...

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2 years ago

We're live at the Motorola Droid RAZR event!

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That's right, it's the biggest day in smartphones since the last biggest day in smartphones. First up is the Motorola Droid RAZR event in New York City, with our man Anndrew Vacca at the helm.

But we're not just doing any old liveblog. We've got the world's burliest all-day liveblog kicking and screaming. Join us!

Phonepocalypse Perpetual Liveblog - Join us!

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid Bionic Accessories Roundup

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The most popular accessories for your Motorola Droid Bionic

We know searching for the best accessories for the Motorola Droid Bionic can sometimes be confusing with all the choices available out there.  Whether you're looking for a case to protect against drops, an extended battery to keep your Bionic powered up all day or even bluetooth speakers so you can enjoy your music anywhere you wish-- here at Android Central we carry the best assortment of accessories for your new Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone.

Let's dive into this edition of Accessories Roundup by checking out the top five most popular accessories for the Droid Bionic:

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

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If you think there isn't much more to say about Samsung's Galaxy line of tablets, you're probably right. Since the Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched this past summer, it has been dissected and discussed a million times over. We love the screen, we love the thinness, and we almost love TouchWiz. And these feelings translate to the younger brother in the Galaxy Tab line, the 8.9. So instead of bending your ear about things we've already said, let me take a different perspective. We know what the Galaxy line has to offer, but what does the 8.9-inch form factor do to push the line even further? And most important, what can consumers get from the more compact size that they simply cannot with the 10.1? 


The screen is tremendous, the performance is outstanding, and the 8.9-inch footprint is the standard all tablets should live up to.


I wish Samsung could have squeezed a microSD slot in there. Also, the $469 base pricing is a bit high.



This is the Galaxy Tab we have all been waiting for. If you can stomach the price, and don't mind limited storage space, you cannot find a more refined, powerful, and beautiful Android tablet on the market today.

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2 years ago

Pantech Breakout Review

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Verizon has been busy ramping up their 4G LTE network over the past months, we have watched the expansion, and seen a few devices release to take advantage of it. To this point you had to shell out a pretty penny in order to purchase a device that made use of this network for yourself, but Verizon has changed that with the Pantech Breakout. This device, which appears to be aimed at mid range users, someone looking for a device with good specs, a large screen, and access to the 4G LTE network, without breaking the bank.

So, does the old saying "you get what you pay for" hold true for this device, or has Pantech been able to bring a device to the table at a price much lower than the rest, and allow it to adequately compete with the others? Hit the break and let's take an in depth look at the device, the software, and a bunch of other goodies.


For the price you get a nice 4-inch display, and the amazing speeds of Verizon's 4G LTE network.


The 376MB of memory can be used quickly, and if you are not paying attention and moving apps to the SD card you will can run out of storage space easily.



Pantech has brought a nice entry level LTE device to Verizon's network, and while it isn't for everyone it does appeal to those who want the LTE power, but not to have the price tag of the high end devices.

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