New RAZRs: Motorola introduces its first phones under Google

The Motorola RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M should hit shelves in coming weeks. 

The Motorola RAZR MAXX HD.

Just when you thought you were safe from phones with consonant-heavy, all-upper-case names, Motorola has gone ahead and released a trio of new RAZRs.

The flagship model of the bunch is the RAZR HD, which sports a super-thin (.33 inches) chassis and a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 resolution – 50 percent more pixels per inch than the Apple iPhone 4S, according to Motorola. 

Meanwhile, the RAZR MAXX HD (yep, that's all uppercase to you, buddy) is essentially the RAZR HD with an expanded battery. And the RAZR M (perhaps M is for "micro") is a smaller version of the HD, with a 4.3-inch display and a "really, really small" footprint, to quote the folks over at Information Week. All three RAZRs will ship with 1.5-GHz, dual-core processors, and all three handsets will get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. 

Motorola's choice of software mightily disappointed Alex Colon of PC Mag. "Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has already been out for nearly three months now," Colon argues. "But what's more is that Google owns Motorola! Surely new phones from Motorola should ship with the latest version of the OS. Motorola promised an update before the end of the year, but it would be a big reason to switch to Motorola if you were promised you'd get the latest software first." 

The RAZR MAXX HD is pictured at left. It's a good looking phone – sleek and slim, with a nifty Kevlar finish. Expect the RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M to hit shelves in coming weeks – just as Apple releases its iPhone 5

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