DROID RAZR: Verizon Announces 'World's Thinnest Smartphone' By Motorola

Guess who's back? Verizon has announced the Motorola DROID RAZR, reviving a brand name once given to the fourth best-selling cell phone of all time.

Motorola claims that the new RAZR is the thinnest smartphone in the world at 7.1 mm thick, but the Droid RAZR also packs some pretty impressive specs inside its slim frame. Running Android Gingerbread, the newest Motorola Droid phone has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera that takes 1,080HD video, a front-facing HD camera, 32GB of memory and 1GB of RAM. And, oh yeah, it's 4G LTE capable, running exclusively on the well-rated Verizon network.

With the RAZR, though, its all about the body (remember the commercials?): Besides being super thin (with a camel hump at the top, as on the Droid X), the RAZR is "made with Kevlar fiber for strength and Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance." It's also got a "water repellent nanocoating," which Motorola claims will "protect the phone against every day spills." The display screen, meanwhile, is 4.3-inches of super AMOLED. In an interesting note, the RAZR will also be the first smartphone able to stream Netflix movies in HD resolution.

At the RAZR's official unveiling, Gizmodo reported that Motorola claimed the RAZR would get 12.5 hours of talk time and almost 9 hours of video playback, which would be quite the impressive battery.

The Motorola DROID RAZR will go on sale some time in early November for $299.99 with a two-year contract with Verizon. Though some thought Motorola might get the newest Nexus phone after being bought by Google, it appears that the DROID RAZR will be their flagship phone of 2011 and going forward. The RAZR is back, baby, and it's the slimmest smartphone on the market.

The DROID RAZR will be available for pre-sale at the Droid website on October 27, with a release date some time in early November.