RAZR i: Motorola unveils new Intel-powered smartphone

Sep 18, 2012
RAZR i

Motorola Mobility unveiled Tuesday its new Intel-powered RAZR i mobile phone, which it hopes will compete against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III in the competitive smartphone market.

Motorola, which was purchased by Internet giant Google for $12.5 billion last year, announced its latest smartphone at a press conference in central London.

The RAZR i, which is the first Motorola phone to feature an , can achieve speeds of 2.0 gigahertz, according to the group.

The phone was introduced almost one week after tech giant Apple launched its new , which is a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its iconic mobile device.

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The new Motorola smartphone, which has a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen and uses 's Android software, will go on sale in Europe and Latin America in October.

"It's our biggest launch since the original RAZR," said Andrew Morley, Motorola Mobility's general manager for UK and Ireland.

"We are launching the product on selective markets in October: France, UK, Germany, Mexico, Brazil (and) Argentina," he told reporters.

Motorola added that the battery of its new smartphone would last for 20 hours.

"The battery is 40 percent more powerful than the iPhone 4S," said Jim Wicks, head of design at Motorola Mobility.

Three new Motorola Razr smartphones are displayed at the launch of the phones September 5, 2012 in New York City. Motorola Mobility unveiled Tuesday its new Intel-powered RAZR i mobile phone, which it hopes will compete against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III in the competitive smartphone market.

Apple's hotly-anticipated 5 won more than two million orders in just 24 hours, following its launch last Wednesday.

On Tuesday, meanwhile, South Korea's launched its new flagship smartphone called Optimus G.

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CapitalismPrevails
1 / 5 (3) Sep 18, 2012
How does the camera start up within a second?
krundoloss
1.3 / 5 (12) Sep 18, 2012
"The battery is 40 percent more powerful than the iPhone 4S," said Jim Wicks, head of design at Motorola Mobility."

So, basically it is 40% less energy efficient than the iPhone then..... LOL.

I think you could make a super phone with 8 cpus and tons of memory and 72 hr battery life, it still doesnt make up for the fact that it is running Android, which just is not as good as iOS IMHO. Software made for hardware and hardware made for software creates a powerful and fast device!
baudrunner
3 / 5 (2) Sep 18, 2012
I like Motorola phones. They seem much more rugged and reliable than any other. The only things that I think could be improved upon are the camera optics.
defactoseven
1 / 5 (1) Sep 19, 2012
And I thought Apple had patented the letter "i". Was the "i" necessary in the name? Strange marketing... but I like Motorola phones as well.
Grallen
not rated yet Sep 19, 2012
I really like how this phone looks.
VendicarD
5 / 5 (1) Sep 19, 2012
Does it play Angry Birds?

Isn't that all that matters with these iToys?
baudrunner
not rated yet Sep 19, 2012
@defactoseven, you can't patent a letter, but good observation. Motorola found a way to slip a recognizable symbol in its product branding. I wonder what they'll do with that i next.
Bowler_4007
5 / 5 (1) Sep 22, 2012
"The battery is 40 percent more powerful than the iPhone 4S," said Jim Wicks, head of design at Motorola Mobility."

So, basically it is 40% less energy efficient than the iPhone then..... LOL.

I think you could make a super phone with 8 cpus and tons of memory and 72 hr battery life, it still doesnt make up for the fact that it is running Android, which just is not as good as iOS IMHO. Software made for hardware and hardware made for software creates a powerful and fast device!

name one piece of software that wasn't made for hardware

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