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Motorola announces Razr i smartphone

An Intel-powered 'full-screen' Android smartphone

Motorola has unveiled its Razr i, its first Intel powered smartphone in the collaboration between the firms.

The two firms introduced the Razr i at a launch event in central London today and PC Advisor was there to check out the new device. Motorola is touting it as an 'edge-to-edge  full-screen phone' and the first to boast a processor with a clock speed of 2GHz - single-core mind. Group test: What's the best smartphone?

Motorola Razr i

Jim Wicks, senior vice president of consumer experience design at Motorola said: "Together with Intel, we’re redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand."

Key specifications include a 4.3in Super AMOLED screen, an 8Mp rear facing camera and near-field communications (NFC). Motorola claims the battery life is 40 percent longer than that of the iPhone 4S. The Razr i runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but will be upgradable to 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Motorola is keen to point out the design features with the familiar Kevlar rear along with fancy ' diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminium' and Corning Gorilla Glass with a splash-guard coating.

The Razr i will be released next month in the UK with Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media and Phones 4U. You can order the SIM-free model at Clove for £342.

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