Motorola Razr V: More Of The Same For Less Of Your Dollars

We enjoyed the first pass at the Motorola Razr, and marvelled at the Razr MAXX's 21-hour battery life. Now Motorola is having another go at the formula we liked so much last time and releasing the Razr V to Optus -- a handset that appears to only be cheaper in price rather than specs.

On paper, the Razr V doesn't look like a huge departure from the one we saw last year. It's got the same dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and splash-proofing technology, covered in the Kevlar-protected backing we saw on the Razr.

The only real differences are the size of the screen -- 4.3-inches on the Razr V compared to 4.5-inches on the original Razr -- and the software -- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on the original Razr.

The Razr V will be available for an additional $4 per month on Optus' $35 plan. Comparing that to the original deal for the Razr back in November last year, and you're saving yourself $20 a month for essentially the same handset with upgraded software.

It's available from today both online and in-store.