Motorola Droid RAZR Blue

We've seen the Motorola Droid RAZR in white, black and purple. Now it looks like Verizon's got a blue version joining the ranks as well. According to the inventory screens we've received, it's slated for release on May 18. It's the same as Droid RAZR we first reviewed back in November -- and that means it's also running Gingerbread, we're told. And we also can't help but notice that this shade of blue isn't unlike what Nokia has on the Lumia 900. Coincidence?

No word on pricing yet (or if there's a blue MAXX version on the way), and remember that none of this is official until Verizon says it is. So stay tuned.

Thanks, anon!

 
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a.d.am says:

Finally, I passed on the Razr because it didnt come in blue. Now my prayers have been answered.

Quills#WP says:

lmao...my thoughts exactly.

briankurtz79 says:

That's just an outline. my epic touch is white. All white! Not like these pretenders that change a battery cover and the side of the phone. Garbage.

DWR_31 says:

Motorola Razr.
The name only gives me reason to believe that Motorola is further cutting themselves out of Android Marketshares.

Gearu says:

Now you get the pleasure of people asking if it's a Lumia :D

jcastag says:

Maybe they should focus more on getting ICS on this thing instead of releasing a new color every few months.

albertgeorge says:

ENOUGH WITH THE RAZRS, JUST GET ICS AND GET THE MAXX HD OUT THERE. MOTOROLA SUCKS

I think it is sorta a ICS release. Blue for ICS. I believe this RAZR will come Equip with ICS. May 18th release sounds about right because the update is supposed to be right after that...

pingplayer01 says:

This Razr unfortunately will NOT have ICS.

And you know this how?

pingplayer01 says:

Because I was the person that submitted the tip ;)

dirtydroidx says:

Lol i have a maxx and I'm running a moto build of ICS with 2 other versions and a ICS RSD package :) maby they are lying to you.

icebike says:

The amazing thing isn't the fact that it's blue. What really amazes me is that anyone still buys the Razr since the Maxx was released.

blueletter says:

its $100 less, soon be even more discounted. You know what you can do with kinda money? a decent external charger(~35 or so), a 32gb sd card(~$25), and the other ~40 or so can go towards a case or something to protect your new phone, or a dock, or car cradel etc etc.

balthuszar says:

or a blue case?(20 dollars)

mamoon65n says:

When will Motorola be launching a Android 4.0 smartphone? Why are they launching different colors for the Droid Razr? I hope they won't think of launching 5 more colors for it.
lol :)

a62335 says:

All comments about ICS aside, I think the phone looks good. White and blue should have been release colors.

BrianTufo says:

That's actually a slick color! If it was anything but a locked down Motorola phone I'd be highly interested.

Wicell says:

So it's starting to live up to the RAZR name huh? What's next? Pink?

Premium1 says:

Man moto must really be hurting so they are just going to come out with every possible color hoping that maybe they will sell.

3rdpig says:

They are selling. Most of the country doesn't know what ICS is, much less cares and for the average user, the extra battery in the Maxx isn't necessary. We're blinded by our knowledge of the devices and by our lack of knowledge of ordinary users to whom pretty colors are more important than battery life or OS version.

DJCUEBALL says:

W-w-why?? Even if it was the MAXX, it still doesn't make sense releasing a blue version. This model came out a few months ago... we need better phones. Really hoping for the S3 to come to VZW.

I'm not on Verizon, but I thought this was a pretty powerful phone.

droid83 says:

Damn... I thought it was the the pebble blue Galaxy S3

the SGSIII blue and this RAZR blue are about as close as black and white...

smooth3006 says:

why are they still releasing droid razr's instead of just replacing it with a razr maxx? makes no sense to me at all!

skyboxer says:

That's what I was thinking. Now they know that they can put a huge battery in a phone and make it look Nice, I don't know why they would waste R&D money on anything else. Even the average user would appreciate charging every 3 days instead of every other.

3rdpig says:

Seriously, some of you guys need to work retail for a few months and you've have a better understanding of why companies like Moto do some of the stuff they do. They're keeping the Razr around because it's thinner and less expensive and because most regular users won't go through a full charge on it in one day. And they're adding new colors because some users e.g., teenage girls, care more about pretty colors than they do about anything else.

bigcatman says:

Pretty sure teenage girls want iPhones, not RAZRs.

Pretty sure they want to break into that segment, hence the different colors. Pink is on the way.

dragonsamus says:

They should've released all of the different colors at the same time. :-\

I remember when ALL of VZW's phones were Blue.

Ps4601 says:

OH MY GOD!
WOW... I'm shocked....
YOU'RE USING INTERNET EXPLORER :O:O:O

jd914 says:

Absolutely hideous. Only the Lumia 900 can get away with that color.

tim242 says:

I am so glad I returned the Razr for the Nexus. I knew not to believe their lies about unlocking bootloaders and ICS in early 2012.

cowboys2000 says:

Remember the OG RZR? It launched at a premium pricepoint. It was followed with different colors, then sub models and was finally available FREE. Heck, some dealers were actually giving people free accessories or cash back after 1-2 months!!

That said, Moto has not spent extra money of R and D on a color. That money was already spent on the initial release. This is simply "milking" the existing design from folks who would have bought a colored case for their device.

Think about it, if you were purchasing a phone for a teenager or family member on your family plan, and this phone was FREE, would you buy it? Most would say yes.

In December 2010, I added a line to our family account for a teen cause their incremental cost to the plan was $20 a month and Best Buy had the LG Optimus S for FREE. I rooted that thing before I even gave it to my son. That same phone is outdated and goes for $79 on a new line today. The Droid Razr is $99, so for $20 more you get a better phone that will eventually get ICS and really only 6 months old.

HeadAcheJoe says:

Looks like you and I had the same recollection about the OG RAZR. You just type a LOT faster than me. :(

cowboys2000 says:

After going through the thread, I finally decided to chime in.

Its funny that many want something new and fast everyday, then complain about fragmentation or non-original phones. It takes time and R & D to develop these things. Many phones NEVER see the light of day (final production) and yet manyt of us complain about the Business Strategy of a company without having any sales or business experience.

How many Razr's did Moto sell? How many Variants of the original to the carriers? Hell, my parents still have Razr's (blue one and silver one) and they more than meet their needs.

I had a Razr with sprint (that skinny one) for 2 years before switching to a BB then Android. I also owned a V400 and V600. The V series were the first phones that I learned to modify the software on!!

HeadAcheJoe says:

Didn't Mot do this (release the same phone: v1, v2, v2.5, v3, etc) with the original flip phone RAZR with little to no differences?

Keeping the Droid RAZR around allows them to charge more for the MAXX. I'm waiting for these to go away, so I can get the MAXX at a cheaper price point.

Seems like a new color is a great time to bring out new marketing ... with a lowered price point of $50 or FREE.

wxman2003 says:

Who cares about the Razr HD. The Razr and Maxx are great phones. I could care less about a locked bootloader and custom ROMs. Only one percenters of nerds and twits have seizures about that.

binarybulge says:

Could that thing be any more ugly?

I think it looks great. In my eyes phones like the Nexus are ugly. Good thing we're not stuck with one size fits all like the iSheep, isn't it?

cyanogen-man says:

Phil what the hell smh still using ie chrome is the way and fire fox screw microsofts poor excuse for a browser and damn makes me want to go to verizon and get a blue one :) im getting fed up with at&t

cyanogen-man says:

Hopefully google will start bitch slapping the piss out of them and say hey wtf get that ics out andvtell verizon to suck a dick
They believe in hostile take overs but not hostile negotiations on the end users behalf WHY GOOGLE Y YOU OWN MOTO NOW GET SHIT ROLLING!!!! IF APPLE CAN DO IT SO CAN YOU DONT BE A PUSSY FUCK SHIT UP AND JUST RAPE THEM ALREADY INSTEAD OF RAPINV US YOUR CUSTOMERS hows that for a focus group?? AND ONE MORE THING WITH THE WHOLE NEXUS AND NO CDMA BINARIES UM ONE QUESTION BEING YOU OWN MOTOROLLA AND THEY HAVE ACESS FOR TUE INTINI ENCRYPTION FOR CDMA VERIZON CAN'T YOU JUST FUCKING USE THAT LICENSEVTO APPLY IT FOR A GOOGLE ROM JUST SAYING DONT MAKE SINCE TO ME MABY IM A RAVING TROLL MABY IM A PISSED SOB WAITING TO JUST SNAP AND STAB SOMEONE AND RIP OUT THEIR JUGGULAR OR MABY I MAKE SINCE AND PEOPLE DONT HAVE THE BACK BONEVTO SAY ONE DAMN THING YOU DECIDE???!!!! IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BEING SENSORED :)

cyanogen-man says:

@ne more thing!!! WHEN WILL THEY RELEASE A FLAG SHIP TAYLORED TO POWER USERS AND COME WITH AN UN LOCKED BOOT LOADER OR BETTER YET ROOTED OUT THE BOX GIVE THE OPTION WHEN YOU ACTIVATE IT FLASH THE CRAP WHERE FROM THE CARRIER AND SKINS BLUR SENCE TOUCH WIZ BLAH BLAH BLAH OR VANILLA ANDROID SHIT TILL THEN IM GOING TO BE DISSAPOINTED IT WOULD LOOK LIKE AN APPLE FAN BOY EXTRAVIGANZA FOR THIS PHONE I CAN SEE PEOPLE WAITING OUT IN LINES FOR DAYS IT WOULD BE LIKE THE THINK PAD FIRE SELL!!!!!!!!! JUST SAYING POWER USERS UNITE TO SAY FUCK THE POWERS THAT BE ANDVSHOW UP IN FORCE TO SAY HEY WE WANT IT THIS WAY DONT LIKE IT BURN IN HELL

2 words...anger manangment .

dacp283 says:

Wow someone needs some hardcore therapy. Seek help before you hurt yourself.

badass

dacp283 says:

Lol outstanding sir.

BloodBlight says:

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