Motorola, Verizon set to launch Droid Razr M smartphone
Slates event in New York next week; device will cost $150 with two-year service, reports say
Computerworld - Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless have scheduled a press conference for Sept. 5 in New York City, reportedly to unveil a new Droid Razr M smartphone.
Reports in Engadget and BGR indicate that the Razr M will have a 4.3-in. Super Amoled Advanced display (1196 x 720 resolution) and a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S 4 processor.
The smartphone will run over 4G LTE networks and include a Near Field Communications chip, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and two cameras -- a 3 megapixel one in the front and an 8-megapixel model in the rear, the reports said.
The device will sell for $149.99 with a two-year contract, the reports said, putting its price tag at the low end for similar, often $200 or so smartphones.
The device will run a version of Android, either Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the reports said.
Verizon refused to discuss plans for the event. Motorola didn't reply to a request for comment.
The Sept. 5 event follows one scheduled by Nokia and Microsoft where a Windows 8 smartphone is expected.
Samsung announced its Ativ S Windows 8 smartphone in Berlin on Wednesday.
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen, or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed . His e-mail address is email@example.com.
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