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Motorola Electrify M on its way to US Cellular next week

Carrier's version of Droid Razr M announced

By MARK JONES

Published: 2 November, 2012

READ MORE: US | Motorola | Handset | Android

It's already been released at Verizon as the Droid Razr M, and then in the UK as the Razr i, but now US cellular has a variant of the handset to call its own. The carrier's version of the device will be known as the Motorola Electrify M and as before will be an affordable yet attractively spec'd and good looking piece of hardware. Internally it doesn't look like much has changed though it appears the casing had a slight tweak for its new home.

Key features include a 4.3" screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a rear-facing 8mp camera, as well a 1.3mp one on the front for video-calling. Powering it all is a 2000mAh battery, which promises over 16 hours of talk time, and though it comes with Android 4.0 installed an update to Jelly Bean is confirmed to be on the way.


In addition to the commonplace protective layer of Gorilla Glass it also offers a splash guard coating to protect from the "ever-present threats of rain and morning coffee". While the announcement doesn't divulge all the specs the product page confirms it will come with 8GB of storage built-in, a microSD card slot for expansion and 1GB of RAM.

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Motorola calls the phone "a premium smartphone experience in a compact and convenient package" and a "pint-sized powerhouse" though its compact nature doesn't compromise the amount of screen space thanks to its borderless display.

US Cellular customers will be able to pick up the Electrify M from November 8 for $99.99 on a two-year contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate) in areas where the carrier's 4G LTE network is available. Areas which don't have that option will have to pay for $149.99 for the handset, after a $100 rebate.

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