Motorola launches world's `thinnest' smartphone
Washington: Motorola has launched what it called an "impossibly thin" Droid RAZR phone with a stainless-steel core, a Gorilla Glass screen and a nanotechnology Splash-guard that protects even the electrical boards inside.
Motorola Mobility's Indian-American president Sanjay Jha declared the 7.1mm-thick mobile device the world's thinnest smartphone. Not only is it thinner than other 3G phones, it will run on Verizon Wireless's 4G LTE network in the US.
In other countries, the phone will be called the Motorola RAZR. The details on international carriers and network compatibility will come soon.
With a 4.3-inch screen with qHD resolution, it will have higher contrast and richer color than iPhone 4S, said Jha.
Not only will it have an incredibly high-res screen and a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, but it will be the "first device to download HD movies from Netflix".
On the software front, it runs Android 2.3.5, aka Gingerbread. It will not launch with Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of the Android OS.
The Droid RAZR supports the webtop interface, like the Droid Bionic, Atrix, Photon and others, so one can dock it to one of Motorola's lapdocks, in order to run full Firefox browser.
The RAZR also has MotoCast, a syncing system that Jha called the phone's most important feature.
"You can stream content from your computer straight to your pocket (or purse) so your personal content is always within reach," according to a Motorola press release.
"And, because you don't have to upload to a third-party site, you're saving time while gaining peace of mind. That's right - your files stay safe because they stay with you."