Motorola launches Razr in new avatar
Handset maker Motorola is back with the new version of its best-selling smartphone Razr, which is sleeker and more powerful than the earlier models.gadgets Updated: Nov 22, 2011 12:00 IST
Handset maker Motorola is back with the new version of its best-selling smartphone 'Razr', which is sleeker and more powerful than the earlier models.
The latest version of the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) device is equipped with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass screen, 1 GB RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It also has a front-facing 720p HD video camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The handset is priced at Rs 35,990, while the best buy price is Rs 33,990.
"One of the best-selling mobile phones of all time, the original Motorola Razr redefined what a mobile phone was as people worldwide proudly flaunted their fashion items,"
Motorola Mobility Mobile Devices business country head-sales and operations (India and South West Asia) Rajan Chawla said in a statement.
The device comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast app, which allows users to stream or download content straight from the PC.
"With the new Razr smartphone, we're bringing sexy back in a stylish and sleek body...We expect style-conscious and technology-savvy people in India will be eager to get their hands on this new fashion icon," Chawla said.
The Razr series was released in 2004 and was a huge success worldwide. Reportedly, Motorola sold more than 130 million units of the device, one of the best-selling clamshell phones globally.
Motorola RAZR 2, marketed as more sleeker and stabler than the previous Razr, was launched in 2007.
The new handset is expected to be the key bets for the company in the smartphone segment, which is witnessing strong competition from Apple and Samsung.
The smartphone market globally grew 42.6 per cent during the quarter ended September to reach 118.1 million units, with Samsung, Apple and Nokia in the lead, according to research company IDC.