Motorola sends word that its current international flagship device, the RAZR, has launched in Costa Rica. As you'll recall from our review of the Verizon version back in November, the RAZR sports a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8MP camera in a super-thin 7.1mm chassis. The device launches with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it's due an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the months ahead, and we've already spotted a few leaked builds.
The RAZR is due to go on sale on major Costa Rican carriers from the first week of May. Check past the break for today's full press release from Motorola.
Motorola Mobility Reinforce its Position in Costa Rica with the New Motorola RAZR™: Impossibly Thin Meets Head-turning Innovation
Slick design and features with wow factor, available only from Motorola
April 24, 2012
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – April 24, 2012 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. delights the Costa Rican Market again with the launch of Motorola RAZR™– a smartphone that will definitely make heads turn. Motorola RAZR will be available in Costa Rica through one of the main carriers of the country starting on first week of May.
“We are confident that Motorola Mobility will delight the Costa Rican market again with Motorola RAZR, accomplishing an important place in the national consumer’s minds,” said Alfonso Cleaves Gutiérrez, commercial director, Motorola Mobility Central America.“We have a strong presence in the country, and we are focused on developing and leading the convergence of mobile devices to make everyday life easier through the use of cell phones, tablets and other devices. We have a great challenge ahead of us and we want to successfully accomplish it.”
Motorola RAZR, thin and powerful
Impossibly thin at 7.1 millimeters with an attractive design, this smartphone captivates with its look and premium materials. Its sculpted glass face, diamond-cut aluminum accents and hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display reflect museum-worthy design, while its KEVLAR® fiber coating, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen, andsplash-guard coating, make this work of art a force to be reckoned with.
While they’re still dazzled by the outside, hit them with what’s on the inside. A cool 1GB of RAM hooks up with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Android™ 2.3.5 to get you a lightning-fast user interface and the power to multi-task like never before. Rock your playlists while you check your email, breeze through photos— all at the same time without delay. In addition, Motorola RAZR comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast™ app1, giving you the power to stream or download content from your computer straight to your device so your personal library is always within reach.
Watch movies on a screen that sports a wider range of colors than most LCD HDTVs. And when you’re tired of watching (as if), use the cinematic-quality front-facing 720p HD video camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with even sharper 1080p HD video capture to create your own movies – all with image-stabilization technology to turn your life into art without breaking a sweat.
”The original Motorola RAZR managed to turn a functional need into an object of desire. Now we’ve done it again by creating the next impossibly thin smartphone – a head-turning design with the power to carry your life with you,” says Gutiérrez.
Close to Home, Wherever You Go
Your favorite music playlists and pics of every vacation. With Motorola RAZR it’s all at your fingertips, all the time. With the free preloaded MotoCast app, you can stream content from your home or work computer straight to your pocket (or purse) so your personal content is always within reach. Whether you're across the street or across the country, you can rock your playlists or breeze through photos instantly – without hogging your device’s memory. And, because you don’t have to upload to a third-party site, you’re saving time while your files stay safe because they stay with you.
Life Has Never Looked Better
“Super AMOLED Advanced display technology.” It sounds futuristic because it is. Whether you stream or download your movies, hyper-vibrant colors make watching flicks on-the-go just as thrilling as watching at home on your HDTV. And zero motion-blur keeps the action smooth, so you can focus on the story, not the screen. Capture the excitement of your own life with the 8-megapixel rear camera and 1080p HD video recording, or chat with a friend using the front-facing HD video camera. No need for clunky, expensive camera equipment.
Work Smart, Not Hard
Government-grade encryption protects your email, contacts and calendar so you are business ready. Even your strict IT manager will be impressed. Work smart with Smart Actions – a preloaded app on Motorola RAZR that let you automate everyday tasks and enable better battery life. Smart Actions can turn down the ringer when you step into work, change the Bluetooth® and GPS settings when you get home to save battery, or send a text to someone if you miss their call – letting you focus more on what’s actually important.
Accessories that Give Life to a Fully Unknown World
We feature all the tools and accessories needed to turn the world’s most enchanting smartphone into a cloud-based mobile computing station, an HD media hub, a browser, and a spectacular stereo sound system. Combined with one of Motorola’s incredible accessories, you can unleash a world of endless possibilities.
Use the new Motorola Lapdock™ 100 to let loose Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application, giving you the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox browser – all while powering the device. Or, plug it into the HD Dock or HD Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment.
You can also connect a navigation dock for GPS and directions, battery pack for extra life, Bluetooth keyboard for efficient typing. Control your content and your calls, play basic games and browse the web from the comfort of your couch with the Smart Controller. You’ll have the brains, brawn and beauty to make the impossible possible.
Price and availability
Motorola RAZR is expected to be available nationwide through one of the main carriers starting on first week of May. For more information, visit www.motorola.com/mobility.