Online phone retailer has put the newly announced Motorola Razr, called the Motorola Droid Razr in the US, up for order on its website whilst detailing that it will get a 1 November UK release.

"Following Motorola’s announcement of the Droid RAZR, we can confirm that we are expecting the UK variant, the Motorola RAZR, to arrive into stock on November 1st, priced at £379 (454.80 inc. VAT)," the site confirms.

At 7.1mm Motorola claims it to be the world's thinnest smartphone; "Impossibly thin" goes the tagline. It is also incredibly strong with a precision machined stainless steel core and laminated construction for enhanced rigidity, with woven kevlar fibre on the back.

There's also gorilla glass, and it's the first smartphone from the stable that features Motorola splash-guard with a nanotechnology coating, in order to protect it from water spills and the like.

The insides include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, with 1080p HD video recording abilities, and a front-facing HD webcam for video conferencing.

It sports Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD touchscreen. Plus, similar to the Motorola Atrix before it, two WebTop docks (much like the LapDock - albeit just the one that time) will be available - one more expensive and higher powered - so Droid Razr owners can turn their phones into netbook-style devices.

Finally, with the iPhone 4S battery issues in mind, the Razr's 1800mAh battery life is claimed to last 12.5 hours of talk time, with 8.9 hours of video playback before recharging.