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’s and Intel’s event in London last month.
The Intel-powered Razr i and the international version of the Razr HD will have their bootloaders unlocked, according to Motorola’s website. This includes the Canadian version of the device, carried by Rogers.
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.
When Motorola Mobility launched its Intel powered RAZR i less than 10 days ago there was some raised eyebrows when it was revealed that the new phone didn’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and neither could it run the Chrome web browser. This might be cause for concern about any new phone which is released, but considering that Motorola Mobility is owned by Google and, of course, Google is the custodian of Android and the creator of the Chrome web browser, it is almost alarming. Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?
Launched in London just a couple of days ago, Motorola said that the Intel-based Razr i will be made available in select European markets — UK included – starting in early October. So it’s about time we see some pricing details from UK carriers and retailers.
Motorola, who is owned by Google, announced a new smartphone yesterday called the RAZR i. It’s basically the RAZR M that’s currently available on Verizon Wireless in the United States, but with an Intel chip inside. We know it’s supposed to be fast and all that jazz, but at what cost? How’s the battery life? Will apps in the Google Play Store run seamlessly despite the different architecture?
A few journalists have been able to get their hands on pre-release models of Motorola’s upcoming Intel-powered RAZR i and after the initial first looks and hands-on pieces, the device has now been benchmarked. And the question is, how well does the single core 2GHz Intel Atom-powered phone compare to ARM-powered devices?
In case you missed the action earlier today, we’ll remind you that Motorola held a special media event in London to unveil its first Intel-based smartphone ever. The two companies announced way back in early 2012 that they will work together to release various Android-based devices featuring Intel’s Medfield chips, and the Motorola RAZR i is the first in the Motorola-Intel family.
Today in London, Motorola and Intel hosted a joint event to announce the newest member of the Razr family and the first phone from Motorola to feature an Intel processor – the Motorola RAZR i.