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Motorola DROID RAZR M dropped by right after its announcement, here’s the hands-on

Announced at yesterday’s glitzy event, the Verizon Wireless exclusive Motorola DROID RAZR M is the first of the trio of announced devices to become commercially available. The LTE sporting handset is the baby in the new DROID RAZR family, but don’t be deceived – it is just as powerful as its bigger brothers.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, featuring two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. There’s a gig of RAM on board and 8GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded through a microSD card slot. The DROID RAZR M’s display is a familiar sight – it is the same 4.3” PenTile Super AMOLED unit with qHD resolution, found in the original DROID RAZR. The camera is an 8MP unit with FullHD recording capability. A 2MP unit at the front will help you with the video calls. The smartphone is powered by a beefy 2000mAh battery.

Visually, the newbie is easily identifiable as a member of the Motorola RAZR family. The back is covered by Kevlar, while the front sports the easily identifiable chromed-looking earpiece.

Thanks to its practically edgeless screen, the Motorola DROID RAZR M sports extremely elegant measures. They are 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm, while the handset’s weight is 126 grams.

The build quality of the smartphone is superb. The DROID RAZR M is not metal clad as its bigger brothers, but it still feels well crafted. The exposed bolts on the handset’s sides are a great new touch, which further enhances the phone’s quality appearance.

Software wise, the Motorola DROID RAZR M boots Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which has been lightly skinned in a fashion similar to what we saw with the Atrix HD for AT&T. A Jelly Bean updates has been promised to arrive by the end of the year. Curiously, the handset comes with Google Chrome for Android preinstalled instead of the stock ICS browser.

Here’s the smartphone in action.

A full review is in the works, so stay tuned for more on the newest Moto.


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