The Motorola Razr was only unveiled a couple of weeks ago but already we're hearing talk of a delay for customers in the United Kingdom. According to one retailer, the UK release of the phone is being pushed back by a week. A day after the Razr was announced, etailer Clove pegged the device for a November 1 launch in the UK. Though Motorola never confirmed this date, Clove is now saying that the release has been pushed back by a week.
"This is just a quick message to say that the first stock of the Motorola RAZR that was due to arrive tomorrow has been delayed until next week, week commencing the 7th November," the electronics merchant said via its blog yesterday. "This delay is quite common with brand new devices but we would have liked it if it had arrived as originally planed. Needless to say if you have an order with us, we will ship it as soon as we can. If you do not, we will let you know when it arrives into stock."
The Razr was announced the same day as the much ballyhooed Galaxy Nexus and follows in the footsteps of the 2004 Motorola Razr. The best selling clamshell phone of all time, the Razr was a runaway success and it looks like Motorola is hoping to revive the brand with this latest Android handset. It earns its name with the thin profile at 7.1 millimeters thick. It's powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and packs a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display, a KEVLAR fiber back (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning Gorilla Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes. The phone boasts 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, an HD camera in the front for video calls, remote wipe, Bluetooth 4.0, 32GB of space and a 1780 mAh battery. What's more, every part of Motorola RAZR is protected by a splash-guard coating – even the electrical boards inside.
Pricewise, Clove is currently listing the Razr next to a £454.80 price tag (£379 ex. VAT). Meanwhile, Amazon.co.uk has the release date listed as November 11, and is offering the device for £475.