By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking an edge in the world of high-end smartphones, Motorola is bringing back the “Razr” name, once attached to the best-selling phone in the world.
The phone revealed Tuesday is thin, like the old Razr. Otherwise, the new Droid Razr is a different breed from the folding “dumb” phone that made Motorola the second-largest phone maker in the world, before Apple Inc. overturned the order of the industry with its iPhone in 2007.
The new phone has a big touchscreen and runs Google Inc.’s Android operating system. Verizon Wireless will sell it for $300 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders start Oct. 27. The Droid Razr will use Verizon’s new LTE high-speed wireless data network.
It has TI OMAP 4430 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM inside and a 4.3 qHD Super AMOLED display.