Motorola RAZR MMotorola is continuing their roll out of the RAZR M internationally, after having launched the device in the U.S. a short while ago. SoftBank in Japan is the latest carrier to take on the device, and much like the Droid RAZR M we reviewed, it's sporting some decent mid-range specs, including a 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, as well Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-loaded, and a promised Jelly Bean update.

And as you might expect, it's capable of running on the SoftBank 4G network. If you're looking for the full details on pricing, you'll need to head on over to the SoftBank website. If you're just looking to get the skinny on it direct from Motorola, the press release can be found right below.

Source: Motorola, SoftBank

Motorola Mobility Unveils Motorola RAZR M™, the Full Screen Smartphone that Fits in Your Hand

Impossibly compact with superfast speed and unstoppable power on the SoftBank 4G1 network

TOKYO – October 9, 2012 – Motorola Mobility Japan Inc. today announced the launch in Japan of Motorola RAZR M™, a full-screen smartphone that packs a 4.3-inch screen into a lightweight and compact design that fits in the palm of your hand. It will be available within the year exclusively from Softbank Mobile Corp.

Motorola RAZR M pushes its high-definition Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch screen to the edge with an extremely slender bezel. The border you typically find on smartphones is virtually, in a word, gone. The big screen in a compact body makes it much easier to carry and type emails or text messages on Motorola RAZR M. You can also watch movies and YouTube™ videos and browse the Web using Chrome™ for Android on a wider screen.

With the blazing data speed of the SoftBank 4G network, you’ll forget what it’s like to wait as you download files or enjoy video chat and streaming media. And although it’s a light 128g, Motorola RAZR M still packs all the power of a 2,000mAh2 battery, so you can stay connected all day long. With Motorola Mobility’s exclusive SMARTACTIONS™, you can easily create rules that will automatically optimize phone settings based on time of day or location, so you get even more out of your battery. SMARTACTIONS can even learn from your behavior and make suggestions, so you spend more time doing what you want and less time worrying about your settings or battery.

Motorola RAZR M also brings the best Android™ experience with the latest Google services pre-installed, including the high-speed Chrome™ browser; Google Play™ with access to more than 600,000 apps, games and movies; and Google Maps™ with voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation.

Pick up Motorola RAZR M and be amazed at just how much can fit into the palm of your hand.

Motorola RAZR M Key features and specifications:

  • Compact design at 60.9mm(x) x 122.5(y) x8.3(z)mm (8.8mm for white color)
  • Superfast speed of SoftBank 4G (Download speed at up to 76 Mbps, upload speed at 10 Mbps)
  • Faster web pages loading and easier multi-tasking thanks to a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM memory
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash for 1080p HD video recording and front-facing camera for video chatting
  • FeliCa for O-Saifu® (wallet cell phone) compatibility
  • Built with protective materials like Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 for scratch resistance
  • DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber(only for black color) and a splash-guard coating
  • 8GB on board, expandable up to 40GB with optional microSDHC card
  • Pre-loaded applications including Chrome for Android, Google Play, Google Maps™, Google+™, YouTube™ and more
  • Available in two colors: black and white
  • Long-lasting battery performance: High-capacity battery of 2,000mAh2, the SMARTACTIONS, the app that helps extend the smartphone’s already-long battery life
  • Bluetooth® Class 1, version 4.0 EDR
  • Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more
  • Quick Settings on the home screen that make it easy to manage the volume profile
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and more Business-ready features like Security and encryption compatibility, the support for multi-VPN and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

For more information on the product, please visit http://www.razr-m.jp.

Availability

Motorola RAZR M will be available on the SoftBank 4G network. For more details on timing and pricing, please go to www.softbank.jp.

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

 

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Motorola and SoftBank launch the Motorola RAZR M in Japan

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Will this or the Razr-i come to Canada? The device is perfectibility pocketable with a great screen size!