Motorola unveils its first smartphones since the company was by acquired Google in May.
The new Razr M, Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD mobile phones were revealed at an event in New York City yesterday. There are no plans for the Razr Maxx HD to be released in Australia, but the other two handsets should be available with Telstra in the fourth quarter.
The smartphones have evolved from the highly popular Razr clamshell handset that Motorola released in 2004.
Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.1 billion, claiming that “Motorola Mobility’s patent portfolio will help protect the Android ecosystem”. The company is hoping that the acquisition will help it to fend off lawsuits from other manufacturers like Apple.
The new mobile phones will use the Android Ice Cream Sandwich system, but they should be able to update to the latest Jelly Bean software.
The Razr M is a low-end model, which should cost around $97. The higher-end Razr HD model has a 4.7-inch HD screen which boasts Gorilla Glass to help avoid breakages, and a 2500mAh battery which should enable users to make good use of the power-sapping 4G connectivity.
Posted by Samantha Green