$299.99 on-contract, coming this Thursday, Jan. 26

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The word out of CES was that the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX would be hitting store shelves on Jan. 26 for $299.99, and today we have the official confirmation of this from Verizon. As usual, that $299.99 price tag comes with a two-year service agreement, and puts the RAZR MAXX in line with Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, as well as the 32GB original RAZR.

Check out our hands-on coverage from CES for more on the Droid RAZR MAXX, which packs a massive 3300 mAh battery. And be sure to let us know in the comments if you'll be picking one of these up on Thursday.

Source: Verizon Wireless


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Verizon confirms Droid RAZR MAXX launch date and price


And you thought the Bionic Owners Bitch alot... Close the floodgates and prepare for pissed off RAZR users.

I don't agree that this is what the RAZR should have been in the first place, but it definitely should have been offered side by side with the original as an option. Not all users need or want the thickness or the extra battery power but the choice should have been up to the consumer.

Kinda crazy how AT&T and Verizon just have money flowing out of their @sses to be releasing phone after phone to replace the one that shouldn't have been released to begin with.

Like "ooooohhhh, they DON'T like it.... Fine, here, a better and more expensive one AFTER you've signed a new 2-yr contract"

Sprint has to get it right the FIRST time.

I hate that it's becoming standard for new flagship phones to be $300. I always thought the android open source software was always going to lead to cheaper phones. Isn't that one of the things they originally touted?

So you want top of the line, loaded with features phones to be $99 from the start?

You can get lower priced android phones, but they are not going to be flagship phones. You can't have both ways. Top of the line or cheap.

Unless you wait 2-3 months and they they lower the price when a new 'flagship' phone comes out.

The Thunderbolt is now free on verizon, the Razr is $199 as is the Rezound. The will be offering the MAXX for cheap in 2 months.

You have a good point...$200 just feels like the most that the vast majority of people would pay to me. I definitely could be wrong though. What do you think about my question though?

You have to remember they plunked down 3 billion to buy spectrum from the tv service providers, you can make the numbers look however you'd like.

I'm due an upgrade, been debating. Leaning this way, but knowing Big Red, they'll release an even faster, bigger, badder phone in about a month. Last annual upgrade, too, so I want to make it count.

I totally agree! This is my last annual upgrade as well. I got the Droid X last year and a month later, the iPhone came to VZW.

Wait until after MWC . . . Especially look out for HTC. I think they'll have some HEAT at the show since they didn't show anything interesting at CES

I just returned my Samsung Nexus, Its just to cheap feeling and the battery life is terrible. I will be there Thursday morning for my new Maxx.

I have an upgrade as of today, I too am stuck at what to do. wait a month or so and get the MAXX hopefully cheaper, or just jump on it and grab it thursday. No matter what you buy I think there will be bigger and badder phones right after you sign. Its the big red way.

Havent really seen any bad reports on the RAZR so a better battery must be good.

In all fairness...isn't it more of the Android way, not Verizon? (this coming from a huge Android fanboy, me)

Got a Nexus last Friday, already on my second phone in less than 4 days. I'll be returning it on Thursday for The Maxx.

What happened to your first Nexus? I returned a Nexus too. Thinking of waiting for the next Nexus, really have no interest in skins.

I picked the phone up on last Friday, had no data connection, it would jump in and out of a data connection. Not sure if the Sim was bad or the phone, but I wasn't taking any chances. I'm really not impressed by this phone!!!!

Thinking about it, but I'd hate to reward Motorola for their behavior. I also have no interest in Blur.

Either way, it doesn't make sense to buy a phone before MWC.

ANOTHER touch screen LTE Android phone. Yawn. Still waiting for the Droid 4. When will ANYBODY release an LTE phone with a decent keyboard!?!

Will the Maxx come with a 16gb memory card? Right now, on Verizon's site a Razr with 16gb (no SD Card) is 199.99, a Razr with 32gb (16 internal, 16 SD card) is 299.99 and now the Razr will be 299.99.

It will be real interesting to visit Verizon's site tomorrow to see if any of the priced drop more.

I just bought a Razr almost two weeks ago, and if the MAXX feels good in my hands I will exchange mine while I still can.

I got the RAZR on 12/31/11 and loved it. It was fast, took a little getting used to the UI differences between Motorola and HTC. But a week later I heard the MAXX was coming out, took the RAZR back and went back to my slow ass ThunderBolt. I will be picking up the MAXX on Thursday.

Waiting for MWC next month. After that I may pick up the Maxx or wait until the next Nexus. Or maybe by then there will be an update that turns the Gnex into a decent voice phone.

Bought the RAZR on 1/6/12.
Returned the Razr on 1/19/12.
Will be picking up the Maxx on 1/26/12.
Great phone. Quality build. The battery was fine (as compared to my Dinc) 1 day charge on both. Just couldn't see keeping it once I knew the Maxx was just days away. Felt the $35 restocking fee was worth the extra juice, especially as the batteries are sealed.

Yes I returned 2 Razr's during the trial period, and been back using my OLD Moto-Razr for a week waiting for this to be released. Just for the extra battery life. Nothing was bad about the Razr, but extra battery life was worth the $35 fee. I will have 2 Maxx's on Thursday for the wife and I! Cant wait, its been hell being without a smartphone for a week now.

Try calling them by phone and having the $35 reversed. I bought the Razr on the phone returned it to the store so I could wait for the Razr Maxx and the store charged me the $35. I called them after I left the store because I was told if I returned the phone within the 14 days I would not be charged the fee and they are going to credit the $35.00 to my next bill

any rumblings of a razr maxx hd? they already have the hardware with the 13mp camera. any chance that makes it into a maxx form? >_<