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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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.