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Fresh off launching their new range of Droid RAZR smartphones, Motorola has announced a new member to its Kevlar-embossed RAZR family: the RAZR i. However, the RAZR i is different from the rest of the pack, as it is the first RAZR device to run on Intel’s new Atom processors.
The RAZR i, funnily enough, is almost an exact replica of the Droid RAZR M which was announced recently. It has the same external shell as the RAZR M, as well as running on the same Android OS as its Snapdragon S4-powered kin. This version, however, manages to include a camera shutter button which, according to Motorola, wakes the camera app up in under a second.
But, despite the “edge-to-edge” 4.3-inch display and other external differences (which are few) that Motorola and Intel are bandying in its ad, the limelight stealer for the RAZR i is of course the new Intel processor that powers the device. Based on the Medfield architecture, the Atom processor in the RAZR i runs at a previously unheard of 2GHz. And, although just a single-core processor, the Atom supports multi-threading technology, which should give it an edge over the multi-core competitors in terms of battery life.
And yes, it will also be running on Android ICS, with an update to Jelly Bean in the pipeline.
The Motorola RAZR i will hit UK shelves from October 1.