Cracking Open the Motorola Droid Razr: Unboxing
The Motorola Droid Razr is available from Verizon for $299.99 (US) with a two-year contract. I bought our Bionic test device (sans contract) from a local Best Buy Mobile location for $799.99 (plus tax).
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EVO had the longest run outside of the iPhone 4 as top dog. It was as smart phones go what Android phones chased to be come phones like the Razor. Lets not forget that the HTC EVO 4G is not yet two years old. I???ve had one of the first in July 10 and will be looking for my next phone in June 12 and we will see what everyone has to offer. Point is by then the Moto Razor will be old hat already and will never have the top dog lifespan the HTC EVO had only because of timing in the market. Old is over night especially with mobile technology. The iPhone 5 will be a serious contender when choosing my next phone but I???m not sure I want to become stuck in the Apple zombie club. The Razor is a real piece beautiful technology work and a consideration but may not be by June when I???m ready to pull the trigger on my next phone. Android needs to become far more dynamic as an OS of choice and right now they are not. Watch for Mobile MS Win8 it may be real game changer for the enterprise and general mobile markets.
As a kid I got a soldering iron and got my hands on ANYTHING electronic I could and took it apart. I STILL do it when I want to see how something is made. But, the trick is - putting things back together with no "extra" screws left over! LOL