IF you love Motorola phones with NAMES IN CAPITAL LETTERS and also happen to live in the UK, you’ll want to pull out your wallet and browse on over to online retailer Clove. They’ve recently put the MOTOLUXE, DEFY MINI and the white version of the RAZR (that’s the DROID RAZR to yankees) up for pre-order. The white RAZR will arrive sometime in February, with the newer phones dropping in early March at the latest.
There’s not much to say about the RAZR that you don’t already know: it’s the same skinny Gingerbread phone you fell in love with in black, now in an icy hue. The same 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM power the phone, with 16GB of on-board storage and an 8 megapixel camera for good measure. The 4.3-inch AMOLED display is nice, even if we wish it were on the 720p bandwagon. £430.80 reserves your white RAZR with a free pair of portable speakers, normally £20.
The MOTOLUXE might be the most interesting of this little trio, thanks to some unique design decisions by Motorola. The mid-range Gingerbread phone is 9.8mm with a 4-inch 854×400 resolution. Just under the screen you’ll see a cavity in the body where a depressed LED notification light grants an interesting effect. An 8 megapixel camera, 800Mhz CPU and 512MB of RAM are paired to an unfortunately small 1400mAh battery. The MOTOLUXE is £258.00 from Clove, sans contract.
On the low end, the DEFY MINI is Motorola’s entry into the diminutive Android phone space. A 3.2-inch 480×320 screen is just enough to run Gingerbread on 512 MB of RAM. Gorilla Glass and a water-resistant frame, a 3 megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera (not necessarily a given on entry-level Android phones) and a surprisingly large 1650mAh battery are crammed into a body 12.6mm thick. The DEFY MINI’s pre-order price is just £174.99.