Like so many of us, my first mobile phone was a Motorola RAZR. And wow, how cool I thought it was. The slim design, the flip up earpiece and the flat keypad were just so innovative for its time. So when I heard about yesterday’s launch of the brand new Droid RAZR, I was curious to see how far it has come since those early cell phone days.

The flip top is gone and by all accounts it will easily stand up against all the other fancy smart phones on the market.

Branded as the Droid RAZR, of course it’s going to be stacked up against the iPhone. It touts its “impossibly thin” profile as a key difference, coming in at 7.1mm to the iPhone 4S’s 9.3. Which is cool, of course. But honestly, thin isn’t everything if you’re not a guy carrying it around in your jeans pocket. I think the feature that moms might be more interested in, is the bigger screen, that’s–get this–coated with a scratch and splash resistant surface. This means no more freak outs when a sippy cup mishap occurs within inches of your precious. It’s also super strong, made out of Kevlar fiber.

The RAZR comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect of any new phone these days including an HD display, 8-megapixel camera, and terrific video shooting capability. Plus there’s a dual-core processor, which means you can get those Android Marketplace apps to your phone that much faster.

I can say with certainty that if I were new to the smartphone market or in a place where I would switch from my iPhone, the RAZR would definitely be on my radar. If you’re in that boat, you’ll want to take a look for sure. -Jeana

The RAZR will be available for pre-order on Oct. 27th exclusively through Verizon, with general availability in November. It’s expected to be priced at $299. Find out more from Motorola.

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