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May 15, 2007 at 10:50 AM

Motorola announces new Razr

Today, Motorola unveiled the Razr2, hoping to wow the world with the second version of the inconic slim phone. The phone will be available in July.

The Razr2 has a number of features that frankly I’ve never heard of. The press release says the phone has “CrystalTalk 1 technology,” “Web browsing3,” and “real-time point-to-point video3.”

I’m guessing all that means is that it high-quality voice, video and Web stuff.

What I do understand is that it says it has 2 gigabytes of “on-board memory.” Typically phones have little device capacity, and gets a boost from little tiny memory cards that slide into a slot.

Also, the phone is thinner — Motorola shaved two millimeters from the original RAZR. The screen on the outside is bigger, allowing for crisp-picture caller ID and text messages.

Here’s a press release about it here, and a photo of the device here.

Both the photo and the release are compliments of FierceWireless. I can’t seem to access Motorola’s general site right, or the one it set up especially for today.

Are that many people rushing to see the Razr2?

I guess it’s possible. Motorola has sold 98,869,377 Razrs to date.

Update: The Web site seems to now be working.

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