Motorola launches the RAZR V in Australia, exclusive to Optus
Motorola have today announced that they will be launching the Motorola RAZR V, exclusively with Optus, starting on August 3rd (tomorrow). The phone is Motorola’s first device to launch with Android 4.0 ICS and has quite a nice set of specs too.
Oh, and it’s going ’round for a great price too. You can grab it from Optus (and aligned retailers) for $5 upfront on the $35 plan (over 24 months).
One of the major issues with the Motorola RAZR was the huge bezel, and this has apparently been rectified with the RAZR V. We’ve reached out for a review unit so we’ll let you know more when we get a hands on!
An amazing 8.4mm thin with a glorious 4.3-inch scratch resistant glass display, the Motorola RAZR V makes iconic RAZR family styling and quality available to everyone. KEVLAR fibre, a narrow bezel and a comfortable, soft-touch rim mean that this big-screen beauty is surprisingly compact and light, and feels great even in smaller hands, while a splash guard coating protects the outside and the internal components. While Motorola RAZR V comes at a surprisingly affordable price, it gives away nothing in performance, thanks to a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Key Features and Specifications:
· Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
· 1.2GHz dual-core Processor
· 4.3-inch qHD display
· 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera
· 1080p HD video capture/playback/streaming
· 1780 mAH battery
· 1GB RAM of memory; 8GB eMMC
· Splash guard protection (external and internal)
The RAZR V also features the kevlar backing that we’ve come to know on Motorola phones, as well as ‘splash guard protection.’ It seems as though Motorola are keeping strong with the ‘built to survive’ mentality with their phones.
It also has on-screen buttons, being one of the only phones (besides for Galaxy Nexus) to have on-screen buttons – just as Google intended! Does Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola perhaps have anything to do with this?
As this is Motorola’s first phone to launch after the acquisition it will be really interesting to see how it runs and the custom UI over ICS. Who’s interested in Moto’s newest phone?