Motorola and Verizon upset some customers with the release timing of the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, and just three months after the MAXX’s debut, we could be looking at yet another flagship phone from Motorola and Big Red. The first picture of the DROID Fighter has been leaked via forum PhoneHK, which looks to dwarf the already large RAZR MAXX.
If you head to a Verizon Wireless store today looking to purchase an Android smartphone, you're very likely going to be inundated by offers to purchase Verizon's own unique DROID line. I'm here to tell you that the current top choices for these Motorola-made smartphones aren't necessarily your best choice for Android or 4G-laden devices - in fact they're not even really your best choice for Motorola-made devices on Verizon. Instead, have a quick glance at some comparisons to some lesser-advertised devices sitting right next to these hero phones to gain a better understanding of what Verizon really has to offer.
Motorola is taking on Google's Galaxy Nexus at its own game, courting Android coders with a Developer Edition variant of its own RAZR smartphone. The RAZR XT910 Developer Edition is functionally identical to the existing GSM RAZR, but will come supplied with an unlocked bootloader so as to make installing unofficial firmware builds possible. However, in return, Motorola will withhold the warranty, so if users brick their phone they're on their own.
Motorola is back with another Android smartphone for Verizon's 4G LTE network. Adding another DROID to their ever-growing list of phones. Some might say they've released too many too fast lately on big red but the new RAZR MAXX is a bit special -- and available today. This phone features a standard, built-in 3,300 mAh battery. Something no other LTE handset can even come close to touching. See more after the break.
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is on sale now, as expected, with Verizon asking $299.99 for the battery-bloated Android smartphone. Announced officially at CES earlier this month, the RAZR MAXX swaps the original DROID RAZR's slimline battery for a larger, 3,300 mAh pack that Motorola reckons is good for up to 21.5hrs talktime.
When the original Droid RAZR was released, we were there at the launch event in New York City to see how serious both Motorola and Verizon were about bringing a new era to their combined forces for Droid - now that the next version is out not even a half a year later, I've got to question their logic. What sense did it make to release a device which was amongst the thinnest smartphones in the world if the battery inside it wasn't going to be equitable in excellence? Of course the answer is that there'd be a marketing scheme several months after the release in which the thinness was no longer the coolest factor, the RAZR MAXX having a battery that should very well blow consumers away.
Verizon has confirmed pricing and availability for the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, the oversized-battery toting version of the original slimline Android smartphone revealed at CES 2012 earlier this month. The news - that the DROID RAZR MAXX will land on January 26, priced at $299 with a new, two-year agreement - comes as little surprise, however, since Motorola already spoiled the surprise a couple of weeks back.
Verizon has slashed the price of its DROID RAZR, the super-slim Android smartphone now $199.99 with a new agreement, though you'll have to supply your own memory card. The discounted handset - which first hit US shelves in November 2011, with a $299.99 price tag - has seen a ton sheered from its price, though Verizon now no longer bundles a 16GB microSD card with the phone.
Earlier this week Motorola announced another handset to invade the signals of Verizon 4G LTE in the DROID RAZR MAXX. Stating this wasn't a replacement over the original RAZR just recently launched -- but an improved version with a larger battery. We were able to run it down on the showroom floor at this weeks CES 2012 and you can see our hands-on below. At no point was a release date detailed or confirmed -- until now.