Motorola Mobility Reveals Three New Droid Phones
Technology Editor, CNBC.com
Google'sMotorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless launched the next generation of Droid razors smartphones on Wednesday in New York City.
Motorola's three new Droid smartphones will be faster — operating on 4G LTE networks — will have a longer battery life and will come with the Google's Chrome browser pre-installed.
Rick Osterloh, Motorola's SVP, introduced the new phones, called Droid Razr HD, the Droid Razr Max HD and the Droid Razr M. The three devices will be available exclusively to Verizon customers.
The Droid Razr M will cost $99 and will be in stores next week, but is available for pre-order today. The other two devices will be available before the holiday season.
The Droid Razr HD features high-resolution display and a battery life of 16 hours, while the Droid Razr Max HD has 27 hours of battery life, 10 hours of streaming video time and 21 hours of talk time.
The Droid Razr M, which has a smaller phone with a big display, also has a long battery life, although not as long as the Droid Razr HD.
"If you want the best Android device possible, you should be looking at a Motorola device," Dennis Woodside, Google's senior vice president, said at the event.
Motorola announced their new smartphones just hours after Nokia and Microsoft unveiled the new Nokia Lumia smartphones.
Apple is expected to launch its latest iPhone at a press event next week.
Motorola's new smartphone is the most high-profile product launch since the company was acquired by Google last year for $12.5 billion.