Motorola and VZW Unveil New Droid RAZR and MOTOACTV in NYC

Motorola and Verizon Wireless Unveil Two Hot New Devices in NYC - Droid RAZR and MOTOACTV

Today, Verizon Wireless and Motorola held a joint event in New York City at which they announced two new devices.

It had been expected that we would see the next phone to carry the "Droid" moniker - the Droid RAZR. But when Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha took the stage, it was another unexpected device which was announced first - the MOTOACTV. While comparisons to the iPod Nano flowed freely, Moto is presenting this as an entirely new type of device - "your personal trainer and DJ". Also on stage to accentuate the fitness aspect were Dean Karnazes, the "Ultramarathon Man", and Bob Harper, of NBC's "The Biggest Loser".

The MOTOACTV is essentially a "smart watch", weighing in at a mere 35 grams, and runs on Android (no indication of what version). It has a 600 mHz processor, and comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of storage. But here's where it gets interesting - the MOTOACTV is loaded with monitoring capability to really make this an all-in-one workout assistant. Sensors in the headphones monitor pulse; paces are tracked, as well as calories, and running / cycling / walking routes are charted by GPS. It can be worn on the wrist, or with an armband. Perhaps the most fascinating feature is a smart music player which gauges your workout performance against the music selection you've played while training; and can recommend the most productive songs for your training sessions. It will also sync with software on your desktop to allow further review and planning of your training program.

Next came the Droid RAZR, whose name immediately evokes memories of Motorola's hyper-popular phone of the early 00's. And it certainly lives up to its namesake in terms of its "razr-thin" design. This phone is, at 7.1 mm, the thinnest smartphone on the market. But it still packs a powerful wallop, with a 1.2 gHz processor, 1 GB of RAM on board, and a 4.3 inch super-AMOLED display. It's also well-packaged, in a sleek curved frame, with a Gorilla glass screen, Splash Guard (a new Motorola waterproofing tech), and Kevlar back (another first), thus enabling it, as Jha told the audience, "to stand the back pocket test". It's all fueled by an 1800 mAmp battery, which "should last all day" (particularly in light of some new smart power-management technologies, which I'm eager to see), and comes with a full array of docking accessories, including a desktop dock, from which a full Firefox browser can be launched, among other applications.

One more new feature is MotoCast, which will allow streaming of media (not through the cloud) from your phone to desktop (and back). The MOTOACTV certainly looks like a winner, though priced a bit steeply at $249 / $299 for the 8 GB and 16 GB models, respectively. And they appear to have outdone themselves with the Droid RAZR, which is probably the best smartphone on the market, for a few more moments...until the Google press conference from Hong Kong...

Motorola Mobility Unveils MOTOACTV™ — The Ultimate Fusion of Music and Fitness

Oct. 18, 2011

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Oct. 18, 2011 - Scorch more calories, shatter personal records and train even harder with MOTOACTV, the new fitness device from Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI). MOTOACTV is a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player in one. Sync MOTOACTV with your PC, so you can check out the music you perform to best or track your workouts over extended time periods, set goals and even create workout competitions with your friends via the MOTOACTV Web Portal. And MOTOACTV features a touch-screen display so you can instantly launch a new workout or find that one song you've been dying to hear.

"We brought the features you love in your smartphone to the fitness world with a groundbreaking addition, MOTOACTV," said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. "Workout smarter without using multiple devices or even wires, with the first multi-activity music and fitness tracking device with the brains to push you beyond your limits."

Stay on Top of Your Stats
We get it. You're obsessed with your pace, number of calories burned, miles covered, personal records and fitness facts. MOTOACTV uses Motorola AccuSenseâ„¢ technology and GPS to ensure measurement accuracy of your performance. Your time, distance, speed, heart rate1 and calories burned are all measured, so you can reach your fitness or weight loss goals faster than ever.

Then, upload your workout to MOTOACTV.com to analyze the performance data tracked by the device and review useful, easy-to-understand charts, tools and programs that help you see your strengths and empower you to overcome challenges. You can also get workout tips and training plans from fitness experts at MOTOACTV.com and on your Androidâ„¢-powered smartphone with our free mobile app available via Android Marketâ„¢ and pre-installed on DROID RAZRâ„¢ by Motorola.

Run. Ride. Jam.
Heart pumping, thighs burning and five laps to go. You need a serious soundtrack to get you through. MOTOACTV can rock up to 4,000 of your favorite songs while tracking your every move, from the Rockies to the gym. Ultra-portable, you choose the way you want to wear MOTOACTV: strap it on your wrist or arm, clip it to your shirt or mount it on your bike during an outdoor ride.

 

 

Your playlist is more than just workout songs: they're songs that push you to perform at your best. The smart music player learns what tracks motivate you most by measuring your performance against your music and then uses those songs to create your personal high-performance playlist.

On those days when your automatically generated high-performance playlist isn't doing the trick, you can switch to FM radio for even more song variety. And if the music is really moving you, go that extra mile - MOTOACTV tracks your outdoor training via GPS.

 

Keep Connected, Keep Your Pace

 

Real athletes don't wear earbuds, they rock sports headphones. Introducing innovative sports headphones with built-in heart rate monitors, durable design and crystal-clear audio, the Motorola SF700 wireless and Motorola SF500 wired headphones deliver exceptional sound quality and real-time audible readouts of your heart rate allowing you to track your performance without the uncomfortable squeeze of a chest strap.

MOTOACTV also gives you the option to stay connected to your Androidâ„¢-powered smartphone, so you can answer calls, receive texts and rock out via your headphones without breaking a stride.

In addition to working with MOTOACTV, the Bluetooth® wireless Motorola SF700 and wired Motorola SF500 sports headphones are compatible with mobile phones, music players and tablets from Motorola and other leading manufacturers.

MOTOACTV will rock your fitness goals with the following features:

 

  • Ongoing tracking of fitness performance stats, including pace, distance, calories burned, and map of route covered, with automatic wireless syncing of workout data to MOTOACTV.com
  • 8GB or 16GB of storage for endless playlists
  • Sports a 1.6" full-color touch-screen display that is sweat-proof, rain-resistant and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass that auto-adjusts for indoor or outdoor lighting
  • Option to sync with the latest Android-powered smartphone to receive incoming calls and texts
  • FM radio capabilities for more song variety
  • Up to five hours of battery life for outdoor workouts, 10 hours indoors, and nearly two weeks on standby
  • Supports both Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your existing fitness sensors and your future ones
  • Size: 46mm x 46mm x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 35 g

Pricing and Availability
Beginning today, consumers can pre-order MOTOACTV at www.motorola.com, Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com®, REI.com and SportsAuthority.com. Starting on November 6, 2011, MOTOACTV will be available for sale at Best Buy®, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, The Sports Authority and online at Amazon.com, with other retailers following shortly.

The exclusive launch carrier will be Verizon Wireless with availability in November.

 

 

The MSRP for MOTOACTV 8G is $249 and $299 for 16G. Motorola SF700 and Motorola SF500 sports headphones are sold separately and will be $149 and $99 MSRP respectively.

MOTOACTV will also be available in Latin America and Europe starting in Q1 2012. For more information about MOTOACTV, please visit MOTOACTV press kit.

 

 

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Announce DROID RAZRâ„¢ by Motorola: DROID Strong. RAZR Sharp.

Impossibly thin with unstoppable power on America's fastest and most reliable 4G network

Oct. 18, 2011

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZRâ„¢ by Motorola, the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements. Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

"DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network into one innovative device," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers."

"DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless," said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. "We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market."

Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren't a blur, whether customers stream from Netflixâ„¢ or rent from Android Marketâ„¢. It's the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.

If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains. Enter MotoCastâ„¢, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdockâ„¢ 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen - all while charging the device.

Additional features:

 

  • Powered by Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread
  • 1GB RAM for a fast user interface and multi-tasking
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
  • Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
  • 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable so customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Water repellent nanocoating protects the phone, and even the inside components, against everyday spills
  • Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing
  • Use Quickoffice® to view, create and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device from anywhere at anytime
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
  • 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Powerful 1780 mAh battery

 

The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at:www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visitwww.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

 

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

 

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

Copyright ©2019 Android Headlines. All Rights Reserved
This post may contain affiliate links. See our privacy policy for more information.
You May Like These
More Like This:
About the Author
Android Headlines We Are Hiring Apply Now