Motorola Intros the $99 Droid RAZR M
Updated: adding details as they emerge.
Motorola and Verizon Wireless today revealed the Droid RAZR M, a new Android smartphone that offers high-end specs in a small device form factor. The RAZR M has a smaller footprint for those who don't want a large device, but it still includes a qHD 4.3-inch display thank to edge-to-edge screen technology used by Motorola. The RAZR M, which will be available the week of September 10 for $99, has a 2000mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and LTE 4G. Other features include an 8-megapixel camera, NFC, Kevlar lining, Gorilla Glass, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
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