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Motorola unveils the Razr mobile phone

Google recently acquired Motorola Mobility company has launched the Android based thin Razr phone, with a 7.1mm thickness, a tough screen and robustness unseen in other devices.

Motorola’s Razr is the mobile phone manufacturer’s first handset to carry the Razr name since 2008, only without a clamshell design and in a regularly found smartphone form factor.

The Razr arrives with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, with a Corning gorilla sculpted glass face and diamond-cut aluminium accents. The handset has Kevlar fibre integrated, to help the screen cope with scratches and scrapes, with a splash-guard coating and even on the electrical boards inside.

The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and support for 32GB microSD cards, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 1080p HD video recording whilst running from the Android 2.3.5 OS.

Motorola’s Razr now claims the crown of the world’s thinnest phone, taking the title away from the Sony Ericsson arc which has a thickness of 8.7mm, at its thinnest point.

The device can also be turned into a laptop, in much the same way as the Motorola Atrix and Atrix 2 with the aid of the Motorola Lapdock accessory.

The Motorola Razr will be available this November, in North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa although no prices have been unveiled as yet.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.