If this helps, I have posted a link to the site that recommended to hold down the POWER + VOLUME buttons together for 10 seconds. It did work and my phone is now responsive. Battery life is abysmal, but that's for another posting area.
"One lingering question is what you’re supposed to do if the RAZR hard locks - obviously since the battery is sealed inside, a battery pull is out of the question. Thankfully holding volume down and power/lock for 10 seconds reboots the device even when the device is totally unresponsive"
AnandTech - Motorola Droid RAZR Review - A Better Clad Bionic
Hope this helps someone else who may run into this issue.