Motorola Droid RAZR

Verizon dropped word this morning reminding us that the Motorola Droid RAZR goes up for pre-sale tomorrow morning -- that's Oct. 27 -- at 8 a.m. EDT for $299 on contract. That we knew. But the big deal is that it'll ship no later than Nov. 10. Still no word on when you'll be able to buy on in stores. Full release is after the break.

Update: A tipster's sent in an in-store date of Nov. 10 (makes sense) and an off-contract price of ... wait for it ... $622.


Customers can pre-order the DROID RAZR™ starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. EST for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement and data plan at

The DROID RAZR not only shreds through the Web at blazing 4G LTE speeds, it does it in style with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Advanced display and measuring 7.1 mm thin. DROID RAZR is also packed with brains and security giving customers apps like MotoCast™ and features like remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season. DROID RAZR customers will have access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network that now covers more than 186 million Americans coast to coast with additional markets planned before year end.

Customers may also pre-order in stores or by calling 1 800 2 JOIN IN.  Pre-orders of the DROID RAZR will ship no later than Nov. 10.


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Droid RAZR pre-sale starts tomorrow, ships by Nov. 10


4th quarter Verizon upgrade treat...

Moto RAZR with cool factor high,
Samsung Galaxy Nexus with ICS,
or HTC Rezound with Beats.

That is really the question...

I'm glad I can't upgrade until March. I'm stuck on what to get at this point, and maybe by then somehting new will be announced that has me covered.

1. I love vanilla android and don't want to have to use 2nd init to get it......battery life balows!!!!

2. I love Moto build quality and haven't been impressed with Sammy's quality (may be better on GN?)

Oh the decisions that I don't have to make yet, lol.

I'm in the same boat as u tally. I can't upgrade til April, & I don't have the dough to buy full retail. Our other issue is gonna be this; at that point do we sign 2 yr contracts for phones that are 4-5 mos old already, or do we wait for the new hotness that will be coming 5-6 mos later? Oh technology, how u tease me!

I'm moving from an iPhone 3GS so all these are excellent upgrades for me. I still have my eye on the Razr. The overall size it a bit smaller than the Nexus and I would consider that favorable(my wife has some say in our purchase too :) They both have plenty of features, not everything of course but plenty. ICS will soon be on Moto even though it's not official I see it coming in < 3 months. The only concern on any of them is battery life but the Razr is touting some high talk time numbers so we can only wait and see the reviews.

If they decide to push back the Gnex because of the Razr and Rezound I will be highly pissed...let the customers have choice damn it ...there's nothing wrong with that ...u think bestbuy would hold back 3 new HD TVs just because the manufactures would make them all available the same just sell these lil fockers already ...Take my f@$%ing money already and gimme my Nexus finally! !!

Do you like to fantasize about situations that make you angry that may not happen the way you're angry about?

At this point it looks like 3 phones on the same day, but two of those haven't been given an official public release date.

your "they" would be samsung, not your comparison to best buy holding back a tv isnt making sense...that'd be like samsung holding back an HDTV because LG and Vizio have HDTV's coming out the same day...THAT would make sense

My next phone will be a Moto with Sprint LTE. Until that is announced, the Photon is terrific. If I were on Verizon, this phone would win out in a heartbeat over anything Samsung sells.

See I love Moto phones too. just wish I could put Vanilla Android on it. I actually like some of the blur apps way better than stock (dialer, contacts, gallery, etc), I just hate how much it slows down my device. I have yet to find a Sammy phne that didn't feel like a cheap piece of plastic......

I really like the Moto dialer, contacts and gallery as well.

I'm not so much a fan of HTCs dialer/contacts. I have a few coworkers with HTC phones and their contacts seem ridiculously complicated. I'm indifferent on Samsung's, their dialer/contacts seem pretty barebones and simple (which isn't that bad)

While I can saying this, I purchased the Evo 4G on launch day June 4, 2010. My immediate area had 4G already. But, the most recent GB updates have slowed my phone to a crawl. yes, I could root, but I should not have to root to restore prior performance.

That said, it will be at least 12 months or longer before I believe Sprint will have a reliable LTE network, let alone phone. I might as well jump ship to Verizon for a Bionic, Razr or Nexus and enjoy better voice and data NOW, as opposed to hoping for a LTE device in 2012. y then VZW might have VOLTE!!

ICS has built in soft keys (home, back, search). How stupid will the hard keys look on the device after it gets ICS update?

Gizmodo interviewed someone from Google and they stated that Google has thought about this and any phone with hardware keys will not have the soft keys of ICS.

I'm so torn on this phone. I love Moto phones. I generally dislike Samsungs phones.

I also love Nexus devices.
I also really really love a Nexus device on Verizon.

I think if Moto could have shipped this phone with Ice Cream Sandwich I would have bought it outright. I don't think I'm going to buy it in the hopes that ICS will come eventually. Not that I don't think it will, I just don't like to buy things for what they could be in the future.

im really feelin the moto over the sammy. i know the sammy is vanilla but damn that moto is handsome, yet stealthy. and the build quality is above sammy's generally.

Wow-- this is a tough one. Gorilla Glass, Bluetooth Smart, SD, THIN form factor vs Nexus with replaceable battery, Vanilla ICS. Hmmm.

I'm tempted. But I will wait for:

1) ICS for Razr
2) One Click Root for Razr
3) Battery life comparisons Razr vs GNex
4) Scratch test comparisons Razr Gorilla Glass vs GNex "Fortified Glass". Maybe someone will do a covert thumbtack test on a VZ floor model?
5) Screen comparisons Razr v Gnex.
6) Confirmation that the Gnex has no SD card. (I know its unlikely. But I haven't seen a definitive answer yet.
7) Confirmation that the Gnex has an unlocked bootloader. (I know its likely, but again I haven't seen a definitive answer yet.)

Hopefully all these questions will be answered well before Xmas, and there will be no shortages of either phone for sale.

A new phone coming out right now with Gingerbread will already feel dated. It is all about ICS and if I were to buy a new phone in November you bet it would be something with ICS. I can't believe Verizon users would even contemplate this phone over the Nexus.

Considering the Nexus will be the first phone anywhere to have ICS, getting one with Gingerbread will hardly seem dated. I don't anticipate another phone having ICS until at least January 1, maybe even later.