Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx to Hit Shelves January 26th
>By Christopher Weaver
Motorola’s latest smartphone will be hitting shelves Wednesday January 26th, but it’s not name you haven’t heard of. The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is essentially the same design as the RAZR, only slightly thicker. You may be wondering “Why would I want this thicker device as opposed to the super slim RAZR?”, the answer is simple — twice the battery life. The Maxx is sporting a 3300mAh battery as opposed to the 1780mAh battery found in the standard RAZR. Motorola is claiming the increase in battery power will allow users get more usage time, such as:
- 21 hours of continuous talk time
- 7 hours of web surfing
- 15 hours of video watching
- 2 1/2 days of music listening
We can’t verify if those numbers are true, but expect around double the amount of usage you could get out of the RAZR. This phone is still equipped with the same internal components found in the RAZR and measures in at just under 9mm (8.99mm to be exact). To give you a point of reference the original RAZR is sized at 7.1mm and the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm.
This phone will be priced at $299.99 on a two year contract from Verizon Wireless stores and from their website. If you want to know more you can check out this hands on video, read the press release below, or watch this commercial advertisement.
The DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola will be available on Jan. 26 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. At just 8.99 mm, the RAZR MAXX is the longest-lasting smartphone on the block and still impossibly thin. Customers can have a smartphone with the endurance to talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. Equipped with the same great features as the original DROID RAZR, customers can expect to rip through the Web at blazing speeds with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 195 markets.
Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Powerful 3300 mAh battery
8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable – customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts, as well as voice and video chat conferencing
32 GB memory – 16 GB on-board memory and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
Customers that purchase a 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. 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.