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Motorola RAZR i pricing up for Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media and others

Motorola’s new Intel-based RAZR i smartphone will be available for free on tariffs starting from £31 a month from T-Mobile and Orange as indicated at the launch of the phone last week.

The device will also be available from Virgin Media and Tesco Mobile. The former offers the phone for free with 2,500 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data (excluding tethering) for a mere £23, which is less than for other mainstream smartphones.

The RAZR i features a single-core, multi-thread Intel Atom system-on-chip based on the Clover Trail architecture and clocked at up to 2GHz. Like the RAZR m, which is its ARM-based alterego, it has a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixels Super AMOLED Advanced edge-to-edge display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass plus premium protective materials (a machined aluminium chassis plus Kevlar back.

(opens in new tab)The only external difference is a physical camera button on the RAZR i.

Camera features are a big thing on the latter with the 8-megapixel snapper onboard being able to start up in less than one second without unlocking and it can take up to 10 pictures in less than a second.

The device runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a few minor tweaks to the user interface. Check out our hands-on of the Motorola RAZR i (opens in new tab) and the Motorola RAZR M (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.