Motorola and Intel’s joint venture, the RAZR i, is slowly making its way into more territories. After its initial release in the UK, the RAZR i now finds itself in a new market, Brazil. This device will be the exact same device that we previously saw during Motorola and Intel’s event in London last month. This is a great initiative by Motorola in that producing devices with the same specifications across multiple territories will cut down on confusion and increase overall popularity.
This is also a big step for the Android market in Latin America. As you know, this is the first Android phone to pack an Intel processor. Bringing this milestone to as many areas of the world is essential for the success of Intel in the Android ecosystem.
In addition to being the first Android phone to have an Intel processor, which is clocked at 2GHz, the RAZR i sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advance screen with a resolution of 960 x 540. In addition, it will offer an 8MP camera alongside NFC functionality so it plays nice with Google’s financial services. The battery clocks in at 2000mAh, a significant improvement when compared with traditional stock batteries. The storage options available are 8GB, 16GB and 32Gb added on top of the microSD slot. Wrap it all up in an aluminum, water-repellent frame with a kevlar backing, and you’ve got a top-notch device.
The RAZR i is also expected to have it’s bootloader unlocked by Motorola quite soon. The device is currently available for R$1,299.
Motorola Mobility Introduces the Powerful Motorola RAZR™ i with Intel Inside® and an Edge-to-Edge Display in Brazil
Say hello to the full-screen phone; the first Android™-powered smartphone with an Intel processor in Latin America
Oct. 05, 2012
SÃO PAULO – Oct. 5, 2012 – Motorola Mobility introduces the powerful Motorola RAZR™ i with Intel Inside®: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border – giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel® Atom™ processor. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web – all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery.
The power of Intel Inside means you also get an instant-launch 8-megapixel camera that can load in less than a second2. Just use the dedicated camera key so you get the shot you want. When there’s action involved, multi-shot mode lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second. And with the illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you’ll get a great shot, even in challenging lighting conditions.
“An instant launch camera that takes 10 pictures in less than a second and Web pages that load blazingly fast on a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size that fits in the palm of your hand,” said Sergio Buniac, vice president, Motorola Mobility Brazil. “RAZR i delivers as well the first Intel-fast processor in Latin America in a beautifully designed phone and extra long battery life.”
“The Brazilian, who is passionate about communication and technology, now has at its disposal a unique experience combining Motorola´s technology with the performance and reliability of Intel. This union is a milestone for Intel in Latin America,” said Steve Long, president of Intel for Latin America. “The innovation in this Intel Atom processor ensures all the features that Brazilians want in a smartphone: it is fast, has an extended battery consumption and high performance on applications execution. In addition, has a camera that does not miss any important moment of the user’s life.”
Powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), RAZR i puts the the world of Google Play™ in your hands, with access to more than 600,000 apps and games. Get where you need to go with Google Maps for Android™ with free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. RAZR i also features near field communication (NFC) technology so you can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam™. Just hold the phones together and tap the screen.
Designed with premium protective materials, RAZR i is built to go everywhere. A diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminum4 frame surrounds the display, which is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, to deflect both scratches and scrapes. On the back, RAZR i is made DuPont™ KEVLAR® strong3.
RAZR i already has a long battery – and when you set up the SMARTACTIONS™ battery savings rule your phone will automatically adjust to squeeze more out of each charge. Whether you want to maximize your last ounce of power, or prevent your phone from ringing during a meeting, SMARTACTIONS will automatically trigger specific actions. Motorola’s exclusive Guide Me app comes preloaded with interactive, swipe-by-swipe tutorials for tons of features – no instruction manual required. Also unique to Motorola, the interactive Widget Circles allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more.
Availability and pricing
Motorola RAZR i will be available is now available in Brazil for R$ 1.299. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.br.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility[/press]