An internal document from Canadian carrier Rogers says that the Motorola RAZR, the international model of Verizon’s DROID RAZR, will be coming to the Great White North this Friday, November 4th. Significantly, that’s a week earlier than the November 10th date that Verizon has set to ship DROID RAZR phones to United States customers who pre-ordered. Also headed for Rogers is the Galaxy S Glide, a QWERTY slider that’s already been revealed.
The Motorola “DROID” RAZR is the company’s new flagship phone, using the notable RAZR name to reinvigorate a lineup that’s been somewhat vanilla as of late. It’s certainly appropriate: at an incredibly thin 7.7 millimeters (not counting the DROID X-style hump) it’s one of the most fashionable phones out there, and the Kevlar, Gorilla Glass and metal construction help to convey a sense of strength as well. a 1.2GHz dual-core processor compliments 16GB of internal storage and Motorola’s MotoCast remote access technology. Disappointingly, the RAZR will use Rogers HSPA+ network: there’s no mention of LTE anywhere in their press materials or website.
Pre-orders are live right now, and those who are already on contract or simply don’t wish to start one need to pony up $649, the same price as the American version. The Galaxy S Glide is the same price (why?) on the same 3-year plan. Hey Canucks, how’s about a little help with those locked bootloaders – maybe you could release our Android shackles even before the DROID RAZR gets here.
Check out our hands-on of the Motorola DROID RAZR:
Motorola DROID RAZR hands-on: