Motorola and Intel's latest flagship device, the Motorola RAZR i, is available for purchase in Brazil starting today. The specs are exactly what we've seen previously with the launch of the device in Europe -- 2Ghz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera (that actually took some good pictures in our testing) and a 4.3-inch 540x960 (qHD) Super AMOLED screen. Unfortunately -- but not surprisingly -- the RAZR i is shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich, but Motorola pledged to have these devices updated to Jelly Bean as soon as possible.
The RAZR i is available for R$1,299 (about $640 USD, no surprise there) starting today. Have a look at the full press release after the break.
Motorola Mobility Introduces the Powerful Motorola RAZR™ i with Intel Inside® and an Edge-to-Edge Display in Brazil
Say hello to the full-screen phone; the first Android™-powered smartphone with an Intel processor in Latin America
Oct. 05, 2012
SÃO PAULO – Oct. 5, 2012 – Motorola Mobility introduces the powerful Motorola RAZR™ i with Intel Inside®: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border - giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel® Atom™ processor. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web - all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery.
The power of Intel Inside means you also get an instant-launch 8-megapixel camera that can load in less than a second2. Just use the dedicated camera key so you get the shot you want. When there’s action involved, multi-shot mode lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second. And with the illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you’ll get a great shot, even in challenging lighting conditions.
“An instant launch camera that takes 10 pictures in less than a second and Web pages that load blazingly fast on a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size that fits in the palm of your hand,” said Sergio Buniac, vice president, Motorola Mobility Brazil. “RAZR i delivers as well the first Intel-fast processor in Latin America in a beautifully designed phone and extra long battery life.”
"The Brazilian, who is passionate about communication and technology, now has at its disposal a unique experience combining Motorola´s technology with the performance and reliability of Intel. This union is a milestone for Intel in Latin America," said Steve Long, president of Intel for Latin America. "The innovation in this Intel Atom processor ensures all the features that Brazilians want in a smartphone: it is fast, has an extended battery consumption and high performance on applications execution. In addition, has a camera that does not miss any important moment of the user's life."
Powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), RAZR i puts the the world of Google Play™ in your hands, with access to more than 600,000 apps and games. Get where you need to go with Google Maps for Android™ with free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. RAZR i also features near field communication (NFC) technology so you can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam™. Just hold the phones together and tap the screen.
Designed with premium protective materials, RAZR i is built to go everywhere. A diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminum4 frame surrounds the display, which is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, to deflect both scratches and scrapes. On the back, RAZR i is made DuPont™ KEVLAR® strong3.
RAZR i already has a long battery - and when you set up the SMARTACTIONS™ battery savings rule your phone will automatically adjust to squeeze more out of each charge. Whether you want to maximize your last ounce of power, or prevent your phone from ringing during a meeting, SMARTACTIONS will automatically trigger specific actions. Motorola’s exclusive Guide Me app comes preloaded with interactive, swipe-by-swipe tutorials for tons of features – no instruction manual required. Also unique to Motorola, the interactive Widget Circles allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more.
Availability and pricing
Motorola RAZR i will be available is now available in Brazil for R$ 1.299. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.br.
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.