The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD were first unveiled alongside the DROID RAZR M at an event on September 5, but while the RAZR M also had an official release date announced at that shindig, Motorola didn't drop any availability details for the other two RAZRs. Today we've finally got the deets, though, as Verizon has revealed that both the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will go on sale on October 18. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either black or white with 16GB of storage and will be priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract. Meanwhile, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be offered only in black with 32GB of storage and will cost $299.99 on contract.
For those that'd like a quick spec refresher, the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD both tout a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display and 1.3-megapixel camera on their faces, as well as an 8-megapixel shooter around back. The two phones also feature 1.5GHz dual-core processors, 1GB RAM, Verizon 4G LTE connectivity, Motorola's Smart Actions software and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, with an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming before the end of 2012. The differences between the two phones involve battery size and storage. The RAZR HD features 16GB of memory while the RAZR MAXX HD packs 32GB of storage space (both have microSD slots), and the RAZR HD has a 2,530mAh battery while the RAZR MAXX HD's battery is of the 3,300mAh variety.
When the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD were initially announced, Motorola only said that they'd be arriving sometime "before the holidays," so it's nice to see that they'll be launching in one week and not at some point in November or December. Here's to hoping that Moto and Verizon also push the Jelly Bean update for both phones in a speedy manner rather than make owners wait until late December. As usual, we've got the full press release from Verizon available below. Any of you Big Red customers thinking about picking up either the RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD?
New DROID RAZR Smartphones Available Oct. 18
DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola to hit stores Oct. 18.
October 11, 2012
by Albert Aydin
Last month, DROID RAZR M by Motorola launched as the full-screen phone with edge-to-edge display, and on Oct. 18, two more exclusive DROID RAZRs will arrive – DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola. Both smartphones continue the DROID RAZR legacy and provide the features and power that customers have come to expect.
As the most compact 4.7-inch smartphone, DROID RAZR HD is built with premium materials such as Corning Gorilla Glass and DuPont KEVLAR fiber. And to defend against the occasional spills and splashes, there’s a protective layer of water-repellant nanocoating.
DROID RAZR HD features an 8-megapixel camera and an HD display that makes movies, photos, magazines and websites appear with vibrant clarity. The Circles Widget makes it easy to view battery life, text notifications, missed calls or weather updates, right on the home screen. The smartphones are near-field communications(NFC)-enabled, so customers can use Android Beam to share contacts, documents and maps directly to compatible phones.
DROID RAZR MAXX HD has the same features as the DROID RAZR HD but includes a battery that allows for up to 32 hours of normal use and double the internal storage to 32 GB. Customers can also maximize their battery life using the updated SMARTACTIONS app that features a new Driver Mode.
Both new DROID RAZRs run over 4G LTE, combined with Chrome for Android, meaning customers can enjoy blazing fast speeds that make downloading documents or surfing the Web a breeze. Verizon Wireless 4G LTE will soon be available to more than 245 million people in the United States. Also, both devices are Global Ready, so calling home or sending emails is possible from more than 205 countries around the world.
The DROID RAZR HD will be available for $199.99 and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be $299.99, both with a new two-year contract. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White and have 16 GB internal storage. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Black and have 32 GB internal storage. The new smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Oct. 18.