If you own and still use an original Motorola RAZR–that popular, thin clamshell phone from Motorola a few years back–you might want to make sure that it is visible whenever you’re anywhere near a Verizon Wireless representative these days, as you could get lucky, just like the folks in Verizon’s new TV ad who had their original RAZRs replaced with the “reinvented” Motorola DROID RAZR.

Verizon recently ran a sixty-second ad on YouTube showing a Verizon representative showing off the neat new features of the new DROID RAZR to owners of the elder RAZR, and then drops the bomb by  telling them that they get to keep the device for free. Talk about free, on-the-spot upgrades.  This isn’t saying that Verizon is giving every RAZR owner a new DROID RAZR, but who knows what might happen if a Verizon rep spots you with your old RAZR, right

The DROID RAZR boasts of a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and Kevlar-coated back cover, making it almost invulnerable to”accidental” scratches and drops.

Verizon also bragged that, since the DROID RAZR runs on its 4G LTE network, the device will have 10 times faster network speed than 3G. The device also packs an 8-megapixel camera onboard and a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor while keeping the device thin at 7.1 mm at its thickest point.

With the recent launch of Verizon’s dubbed “payload” commercial, it seems that the company is willing to shell out the DROID RAZR at affordable prices while keeping the competition at bay. Wouldn’t you be surprised if Verizon suddenly shows up and offers you an enticing new phone?

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.