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If you've been waiting for a launch date on the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon, wait no longer! Verizon has announced that both variants will be available in stores on October 18 for for $199 and $299 on contract, respectively. As you might expect, the DROID RAZR HD MAXX has a bigger batter which allows for a whooping 32 hours of regular usage, while all of the other specs remain the same. 

  • 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.
  • 4.7-inch 720 display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • 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

You can get a closer look through our hands-on video, or hold out for my upcoming review of the Rogers version pictured above. I can tell you that so far, it's been a beaut of a phone, and is extremely well-constructed. Based on the early looks, is anyone biting? Is the lack of a removable battery a deal-breaker?Anything you'd like to know about this bad boy from my review? 

Source: Verizon

 

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Verizon confirms Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD for October 18 launch

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Of course there's no word on the Developer Edition of the Razr HD or Maxx HD. It's like VZW wants no one to enjoy unlocked bootloaders or unlimited data anymore...

Verizon and it's overrated cdma Lte network is useless. It's pretty sad with all that crappy bloatware filled devices that Motorola tries to peddle to it's customers. No jellybean, tons of bloatware, and battery draining LTE network what more do Verizon customers need. Even thou I love that battery on the Razr Maxx Hd that's the bomb. My Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps this senseless..

I Guess I Am Just Comfortable With My G-Note...

Because that phone looks downright tiny in that guy's hand...

And $300.00 plus Tax.. A Case.. Screen Protector Etc.. is just too much to pay AND

be locked into a contract until almost the year 2015.. Your looking at handing the

salesperson $400.00 and getting a little change back.

No thanks Moto. I learned my lesson with the Bionic. I am done with Moto, good luck to all those that believe a JB update will be available for these devices in 2012. Especially if you are on Verizon Wireless.

Moto actually soured me on their products with the Bionic/RAZR move. It will likely be all Sammy from here on out.

It looks like a nice phone, but I just can't give anymore money to Moto.

I was wary about Motorola products, especially before Google bought them. But now that Google is aboard, I feel more confident that the updates, despite Verizon, will be faster this time. It's a long shot and it's a leap of faith for me, but I am going to give the Droid Razr Maxx HD a chance. Battery life is the only reason why I had to give up Android in the first place. But since this product is coming out soon, I am excited to check it out! I am not a Samsung fan. Never will be. The new Motorola Mobility looks promising. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath. So, we'll see how it goes.

Exactly, of course it's only a little more ridiculous than $50 for 8GB of storage.

It's a shame VZW has started this $300 flagship smartphone business especially since they are severely restricting your data usage and charging you the same or more for less data ...

I'd only consider this phone in ti's MAXX version (same with the last one) and it seems like a top contender (wish they had 2GB of RAM as future proofing). If they offered the MAXX at $199 with a contract extension I'd consider it - apart from the potential bootloader/dev support being less I am attracted to this more than the SGS3.

Why are there even two versions of this phone? Just make the one with the giga-battery and call it a day.

Ouch...3 benjamins on contract. Nice phone. Might think of upgrading from my GNex if they unlock the bootloader and hope the devs go crazy with ROMS :)

A lot of money for this phone...$100 extra for a bigger battery? Only a meg of ram, no Jelly Bean? I have a Bionic, which I love, but still no ICS. Seems dated before it comes out. I'll be headed for the Note 2 when it arrives.

The sad thing is that even with Google, Motorola continues to release phones that are out of date prior to launch. Too much money to drop for a two year contract with a phone with outdated specs that won't hold up for two years. Samsung seems to be having no issues staying up to date and it's not a money thing if you are backed by Google. If this was unlocked it might have a better chance.

If Samsung came out with Pure Android on their SGIII, I might consider it. Otherwise, No Sammy for me.

I like the phone but as others are saying flagship phones had these specs or better months ago and are less expensive than the Maxx. Bad move in my opinion to still release both flavors. Stick with the Maxx and sell it for 199 to make you stand out in a crowded Android market. Another ICS release phone too, ugh Samsung is now shipping lower end devices with JB that are heavily skinned with touchwiz.

With that said if I were on Verizon this is the phone I personally would get because the battery life. Plus Verizon has already proven that a Nexus through them isn't getting updated quickly like it should so I just assume get a phone with a near Nexus like skin and great battery. The specs are all good enough to keep the phone future proof. I just hate this isn't shipping with JB and the price tag.

Spec looks OK but the phone itself is pretty ugly. Looks like the crapple iphone which makes it even more ugly. Not one for me.

I don't see myself updating my phone right away. Losing unlimited data is not an option. Moto makes good hardware but slow on software. The only way I'm upgrading is through an unlocked phone.

I remember when this phone was rumored to be released back in April. While the Razr HD may have been impressive six months ago it's nothing too special today in light of all the new phones that arecoming out for the Holiday Season.

My bet is the Razr HD will be the Motorola Bionic of 2012. Motorola has to have something better than the Razr HD in development - maybe a Motorola Nexus phone?

I like the idea of a Motorola Nexus. And I hope Google just keeps the Nexus brand in the family. Motorola should be the shining beacon for all other manufacturers - cutting edge technology and up to date Android software.

Of course, I'm wishful thinking.