Verizon and Motorola released the Droid Razr just a few months ago, praising it as the thinnest smartphone in the world (until today, that is). They’ve just announced a successor in some respects to the Razr, and they’re dubbing it the Razr Maxx. If you remember, the Maxx popped up in a Big Red inventory screenshot last month, so this isn’t exactly a shocker. Nevertheless, it looks as if Verizon and Motorola are aiming for a longer-lasting device with the Razr Maxx
The Maxx is boasting 21 hours of continuous use on one charge, and it comes in at just 1.29mm thicker than its slim brother. The specs are identical to the Droid Razr, save for the battery. The Maxx will come in a 32GB model, at $299 with a qualifying 2-year contract. There’s no word on exactly when the Maxx will be available in stores, but we suspect it’ll be sometime soon. Our own Scott Webster will be going hands-on with the Droid Razr Maxx tomorrow, so stay tune to AndroidGuys for continuing coverage on this latest device!
But wait, there’s more! Verizon also announced that they’re releasing the Droid Razr in purple, which means that users can now get the device in black, white, or purple. A 16GB purple Razr will run you $199.99 with a qualifying 2-year contract.
As if that wasn’t enough, Verizon has also made a promise that’s sure to make Razr, Razr Maxx, and Droid XyBoard users very happy campers. All of these devices will see an ICS upgrade in the near future, although no time frame was given. But at least Big Red is trying to keep their devices up-to-date. More on this as it develops.
So with all of that being said, what are you most excited about, the Droid Razr Maxx, a purple Droid Razr, or ICS? Sound off in the comments below! The full press release can also be found below.
Source Android Central
LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012 — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. today announced an expansion of the DROID RAZR(TM) family. In coming weeks, customers will see the DROID RAZR(TM) by Motorola in Purple and the DROID RAZR(TM) MAXX(TM) by Motorola. Both new DROIDs are powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and build upon the successful DROID RAZR by Motorola.
DROID RAZR – Thin, Powerful and now in Purple
DROID RAZR in Purple will debut in the coming weeks with 16 GB on-board memory and gives customers a third stylish option from which to choose. Regardless of color – classic Black, pristine White or Purple, the DROID RAZR is equipped with the same great features that let customers search the Web or download more than 300,000 Android Market(TM) apps at breakneck speeds on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The DROID RAZR in Purple will be $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Taking DROID RAZR to the MAXX
The DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will join the DROID family for customers who want all the great features of the DROID RAZR, but need a smartphone that overachieves. DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. It’s the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
The DROID Family by Motorola Complete with Tablets
The DROID family also includes the two recently launched DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola. Both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors for lightning-fast Web browsing and multi-tasking. Customers can select what size XYBOARD they want to command by choosing either the 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch DROID.
Ice Cream Sandwich Update
DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and run on Android(TM) 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android(TM) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID XYBOARD tablets will also be upgraded to Android 4.0. Both DROID smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.
Additional Features and Smart Accessories
A full suite of accessories that extend the power of DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola are also available from Verizon Wireless. Accessories compatible with both DROIDs include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount. Plus, each device has all the software needed to customize DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX to the fullest. Stream music, photos and videos from home or work computers straight to the smartphone with MotoCast(TM), or automate everyday tasks by creating rules using Smart Actions.
Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com .
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com . To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia .
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. MMI -0.81% fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
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