razr m

Motorola just announced the Motorola Droid Razr M at an event in New York with Verizon. This compact member of the Razr family features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM. There’s also support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, NFC, and a microSD card slot.

It has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and support for 1080p video recording and there’s a 3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The battery is a 2,000 mAh beast capable of supporting 20 hours of music streaming on a single charge.

The smartphone is the smallest currently available with a 4.3-inch display and it almost looks edge-to-edge as the bezels are extremely narrow. It boasts 40 percent more screen than the iPhone 4S.

The Motorola Droid Razr M is available for pre-order now and it will be in stores next week. It will cost $99 with a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be available in black or white.

It will ship with Android 4.0 ICS, but Motorola is promising an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of the year. It features Chrome as the default browser and it should be tough because it also boasts a Corning Gorilla Glass display and a Kevlar nano-coating.