Along with the new RAZR HD and RAZR M, Moto showed off the RAZR Maxx HD today in New York. It has the same great internals of the RAZR HD -- 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, NFC, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED under Gorilla Glass -- but has one pretty major change with the addition of a high-capacity battery that allows for 32 hours of "normal use".

We've got some sweet hands-on time with all the new Motorola devices coming shortly, stay tuned! In the meantime, the full press release is after the break.

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Verizon Wireless and Motorola Add Three New and Exclusive 4G LTE DROID RAZR™ Smartphones

All the power, battery life and cool design of DROID RAZR™ with the speed of 4G LTE three times over

Sept. 05, 2012 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility today announced that they are adding three new and exclusive smartphones, DROID RAZR™ M, DROID RAZR™ HD and DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ HD, to the DROID RAZR™ by Motorola family on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

All three devices offer the power and reliability that customers have come to expect from Motorola and Verizon Wireless. DROID devices give customers speed, power and revolutionary technology, while the RAZR design delivers a thin, compact device built with strong, top-of-the-line materials and long-lasting battery life. The new smartphones are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, giving customers the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web and also access the blazingly fast speeds that cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. With three brand new options, this lineup has something for everyone.

DROID RAZR M: The Full-Screen Phone
DROID RAZR M is an unbelievably compact smartphone that puts the world in the palm of your hand with an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Advanced display. Customers will be amazed with the DROID RAZR M’s design, which is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR, yet includes the same size display, making it the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone.

DROID RAZR M also features powerful Web browsing capabilities by combining Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with the speeds of Chrome™ for Android™ mobile browser for an unrivaled mobile Web experience.

The DROID RAZR M’s SMARTACTIONS™ feature maximizes battery efficiency with every charge, allowing customers to browse the Web and watch videos without worrying about draining their device’s battery.

DROID RAZR HD: Performance and Power
Building on the DROID RAZR legacy, the new DROID RAZR HD expands the innovation with a new 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display that allows movies, photos, magazines and even websites to appear with vivid clarity. DROID RAZR HD provides customers with 78 percent more pixels for a more vibrant display and features 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR.

The viewdini app is at its best with the HD display and 4G LTE speeds to watch movies, television shows and other video content. Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources. The viewdini app can be downloaded from Google Play.

DROID RAZR MAXX HD: Long Live the Battery
Packed with the same leading features as DROID RAZR HD, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD raises the industry standard for battery life with 32 hours of normal use. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is remarkably thin, yet packs sufficient battery power for 13 hours of straight video playback, enough to watch a movie trilogy without needing a charge. Customers also have enough battery life to talk the day away with up to 21 hours of continuous talk time or browse the Web on 4G LTE for up to a full eight hours.

A Trilogy of Premium Design, Speed and Features:
● 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas.
● Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more
● Quick Settings can be accessed directly from the home screen so customers can easily manage their volume profile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS and more
● Enhanced Help Guides provide interactive tutorials, help topics and tips to become a DROID RAZR expert
● Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 205 countries
● Business ready with enterprise grade security and data encryption, remote wipe, complex password support, IPsec multi-headed VPN client and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support
● 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
● Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
● 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording
● Front-facing camera for video chatting
● NFC-enabled so customers can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam™
● Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber and water-repellent nanocoating
● microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB

The new DROID RAZRs run Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by end of 2012) and come with the best of Google Mobile Services, including:
● Chrome™ for Android™, giving a personalized Web experience
● Google Play™, apps and games, millions of books and songs, thousands of movies and TV shows
● Google Maps™ for Android (Beta) for voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions
● Voice Actions for Android™, letting customers control their phones with their voice
● Google+™, which can automatically upload photos to a private album online
● YouTube™, watch videos in stunning HD, Preload subscribed channels or individual videos and the YouTube app will automatically download videos over Wi-Fi while the phone is charging – making them ready to watch in an instant

Pricing and Availability:

● DROID RAZR M will be available for pre-order starting today, September 5th, at 5 p.m. ET at http://www.androidcentral.com/ext?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jdoqocy.com%2Fclick-7293382-11365093-1424122747000%3Fsid%3Dd_ac%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.verizonwireless.com%252Fdroidrazrm%252F and will be available on September 13th in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.androidcentral.com/ext?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jdoqocy.com%2Fclick-7293382-11365093-1424122747000%3Fsid%3Dd_ac%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.verizonwireless.com for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The DROID RAZR M will be available either Black or White.
● DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available before the holidays. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Black.
● Customers who purchase a DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD or DROID RAZR MAXX HD will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan. Share Everything Plans allow customers to add smartphones to their account for $40 monthly access. For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, 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.


Reader comments

Motorola and Verizon announce the Droid RAZR Maxx HD


Not a Verizon guy (I have Sprint cause I don't like people calling me) but I think they prob made a mistake not bumping the Ram to compete with the GS3.

Agree. 1gb is fine for now, but 2gb will probably be the standard for flagships going forward. Moto, or any other phone maker, is not going to get me to dump my GNEX for a phone without "futureproof" specs. I'd rather stick with my fully, and easily, customizeable GNEX.

Future proof? You're worried about a phone announced by not only Motorola but GOOGLE as well not being future proof?

Please clarify. Do you mean "lol yes, that's exactly the reason why," or do you mean "lol no, you have no idea what you're talking about"?

It's kind of ugly and i'm not digging the single carrier crap. In order to get 3rd party vendors on board for accessories like cases, docks, exc. you need to have a globally adopted phone. Does Motorola really plan to sell a ton of phones on Verizon alone? There is no better seller of a product than a happy consumer (see Apple for reference) and when everyone around you has a phone that works well, you just have to get it too. You need market share, you need wide adaptability, and you need a popular device worldwide to compete. Samsung did a great job making the GS3 a universal device.

I cannot believe this isn't launching with Jellybean. This is unacceptable when Google owns the friggen company. This garbage is why I consider jumping ship to iOS.

Lots of companies own other companies and have 0 interaction other then a conference room of suits at the top but I would agree that it should have JB just based on when its coming out.

Well, they did announce the developer addition. Or just stick with an ATT Nexus. Samsung is showing better support for keeping updates as current as possible on high end devices

You can blame Verizon for that. I'm sure JB is ready to go, however Verizon requires like 6 months of testing before they release updates. I wouldn't expect JB on any Verizon device until spring 2013.

Yeah dude....they are so freaking ugly that Verizon made shloads of money on them. So many people bought them that it proves they are hideous and unacceptable.

There are basic rules to what the masses will find pleasing to the eyes; Chamfer's for the sake of looking different are not the right approach. Look at automobiles with nice classic lines, such as a Mercedes which passes the test of time. Then look at American Cars. American car companies never understand subtlety, which is what strikes me with Moto designs.

Nokia (minus some of the colors) gets it quite well.


I agree on the approach to get it on more carriers but Verizon probably pays a lot for the exclusive. The bump to 2gb would have been smart but this is really find everything the either way. I want this phone but don't want Verizon.

Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyy another dual core phone! Why I passed on the S3. My Nexus 7 flies com paired to my Nexus phone with the same OS. NEXT!!!

Apparently they can not make quad core work with LTE networks (yet), which is why the US GS3 is duel and the overseas are quads.

This will probably get Jelly Bean right around the time JB gets released for the VZW Galaxy Nexus. This phone is not enough to pull my GN out of my hand but close.

I think it looks sweet, and would gladly take one. Be a great upgrade from the Razr Maxx. The bigger screen and the better screen quality are awesome.

I noticed that the new Razr HD has NFC - I wonder if Verizon will allow it to support Google Wallet?

Yes, I am upgrading my Droid 2 to the Razr Maxx HD as soon as possible. Too bad its not a slider and doesn't have a built in stylus.

Once again they have 2 identical phones with the only difference being the battery size. This is ridiculous - who wouldn't want a bigger battery for a few more mm thickness?

Someone who is on a tight budget and may not be able to spend the additional $100-$150, just for the battery size, maybe? Just a thought....

At least they launched both at the same time so those who want a bigger battery (or smalleer phone) can get what they want and not be upset by an unexpected future release.

Maxx HD is on the list for me, I love my Gnex and yes a few radio issues now and then but not enough to complain too much. I am looking at the new HTC on the horizon too and as soon as the S3 is unlocked that too will have my attention. And of coarse if another Nexus goes to Big Red, I'll look at that too. Never had a phone more than a year since my LG Dare days, as great as my Gnex is.....I want to play with a new toy already. Keep my options coming Verizon.

They launch 3 products without a release date for 2 out of 3, which I think is absurd. Motorola knew far in advance that the Samsung galaxy S3 was going to be released with 2GB of RAM long before it was being released, and they had plenty of time in matching that. I am not into Samsung; the company releases roughly 1200 to 1400 new phones every year worldwide (I suppose that's why some refer to Samsung products to be knock offs). My experience with Samsung phones have been sub-par in comparison to Motorola phones. The latter has better radios and to me the primary function of a smartphone is phone first; I don't care for phones that drop calls with their screens turning black, which can be a nuisance in terminating calls and then some. Long behold I am a little disappointed with Motorola - release the phone with JB right off the bat, PLEASE

Omg, gimme gimme gimme. Everyone wants everything. Let me just say I was a sprint customer for over 10 years. I finally made the switch to Verizon. Only 22 percent of android phones have ics right now. Why should any of these new phones HAVE to HAVE jb. Get over yourselves. The update will come and as soon as it does another one will be right behind it. I'm loving Verizon after being with sprint for so long. Service isn't what drove me away. CUSTOMER SERVICE drove me to Verizon. Take a chill pill for what you don't have, and be thankful for what you do, and know that your next latest greatest update will soon be followed by another. So what's the big deal? Android beats the fruit, (apple), isn't that enough? I guess I'm not geeky enough