While some US techies are on pins and needles after finding out that the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD could have their launches delayed until the end of the year, Moto fans living in the UK can now rejoice.
The first Intel-powered Motorola phone, the Razr i, was expected to get a British launch “at the beginning of October”, and, while we didn’t get an exact date from Motorola or Intel until now, the 4.3-incher arrived pretty much on schedule.
It’s true, you are limited in your choice of carriers, but if you can’t wait to test out that 2 GHz Intel Atom CPU, you’ll probably have no qualms to sign an agreement with O2 via Phones4U.
The prices, as expected, are not very steep, so you can get the Razr i from Phones4U with no upfront payment and a monthly fee of just £21.50. Most of you, however, will be probably more tempted to go for the £31 monthly plan that includes 1 GB of data, as well as unlimited voice calls and texts (unlike the £21.50, which gives you unlimited texts, but only 100 minutes of voice calls and 500 MB of data).
Still think the deal is not sweet enough? How about if you got all the above and a free pair of wireless MOTOROKR S305 stereo headphones? Those might not be “approved by Dr.Dre”, but they’re normally priced at $59.99 and actually selling pretty good. The free headphones are part of a limited deal valid only for the first 500 Razr i orders placed at Phones4U, so hurry up if you want to take advantage of it!
The Razr i has been up for grabs for a little while in its SIM-free unlocked flavor via Clove for £342, while Virgin, T-Mobile and Orange UK are all expected to start selling it subsidized in a matter of hours. As far as other countries getting it, we expect select European markets to follow GB very soon, while the US has slim chances of ever seeing the i.
American tech users do have the Droid Razr M available over at Verizon, and that’s pretty much the same phone as the i, save for the Intel processor, replaced with a more standard, but also slightly snappier, dual-core Snapdragon S4 one.
Who’s thinking of getting a Razr i? Is Phones4U/O2 UK’s offer good enough or will you be waiting to see the other carriers’ offers? How about those of you living in the States, do you still hope to see the Intel-powered phone released near you?
MOTOROLA RAZRi NOW AVAILABLE AT PHONES 4U
FREE MOTOROKR S305 WIRELESS STEREO HEADPHONES FOR THE FIRST 500 ONLINE ORDERS
LONDON, TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 2012: Phones 4u is delighted to announce that the first Intel-powered handset from Motorola – the Motorola RAZRi – is now available at Phones 4u, both in store and online.
The sleek handset boasts a large 4.3″ Super AMOLED ‘edge-to-edge’ screen delivering crystal clear graphics, while the a super-fast 2Ghz dual core Intel processor enables even faster performance. As an added bonus, the first 500 customers to order the Motorola RAZRi online at Phones 4u will receive free MOTOROKR S305 Wireless Stereo Headphones.
Offering an exceptional sound experience with strong bass and dynamic audio from its high quality 30mm speakers, with the convenience of integrated controls and no wires, the MOTOROKR S305 headset is lightweight and features Bluetooth® technology to deliver style, performance and remarkable sound.
Currently available in black, the Motorola RAZRi offers features including:
· An 8MP camera with flash and multi-shot mode that lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second
· Long-lasting battery of up to 20 hours
· Android version 4.0 ICS
· Near field communication (NFC) technology so you can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with the Android Beam™ feature
· Made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass to deflect both scratches and scrapes
· Protected with a splash-guard coating
· 8GB memory, plus in-built Micro SD slot
The Motorola RAZRi is available from free at £21.50 a month, from today. Visit Phones 4u online, or your nearest store for more information.
MOTOROKR S305 specifications:
· Battery | Built-in rechargeable lithium ion
· Bluetooth stereo playback time | Up to 6 hours
· Talk time | Up to 6.5 hours
· Standby time | Up to 100 hours
· Bluetooth range | Up to 10m
· Bluetooth version | 2.0 + EDR