Moto RAZR 2 shaves even closer

We hit the hay early last night, our minds a-racing with what might be revealed to us at today's eagerly awaited Motorola launch. So imagine our const

We hit the hay early last night, our minds a-racing with what might be revealed to us at today's eagerly awaited Motorola launch. So imagine our consternation this morning when we peeled back the Transformers duvet and fired up the bedroom PC, only to find that Moto America had already taken the wraps off its latest super slim edition.So now we've got just a few hours to wait till we get to hold the stainless steel, cast aluminium, and hardened glass exterior of the new RAZR 2 (pictured).So not the LAZR, then, but as we predicted the new model does get a modest 2MP camera and huge 2in external display with touchscreen music controls.Inside is an impressive 500Mhz processor, Opera web browser, Bluetooth and a cunning text-to-speech mode for reading out SMS messages (we're prepping a list of rude words as we speak).It'll come in two flavours; a non 3G version, which runs Moto's shiny new Linux and Java based OS, and an HSDPA-packing super 3G one which gets the old Synergy OS with just an updated front-end.All this and it still shaves 2mm thickness off the old RAZR, and loses the unsightly hump. Hurrah!Now stay patient – our first hands on with this slender masterpiece is but a few hours away.

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