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.
Motorola earlier today announced the rumored DROID RAZR MAXX. For those confused as Motorola just recently launched the original DROID RAZR, the RAZR MAXX is almost the same phone only slightly thicker and offering unparalleled battery life -- especially for a 4G LTE device. This new addition comes complete with a 3,300 mAh battery and manages to stay almost RAZR thin.
Verizon announced some new additions to the DROID family today at CES 2012. It confirmed the DROID 4 earlier and now it's revealing a purple-colored DROID RAZR and a new variant called the DROID RAZR MAXX that boasts a longer-lasting battery while maintaining a still incredibly slim form at only 8.99mm thin.
Though it may seem like an exercise in foolish re-reporting to speak on this white version of the DROID RAZR again when we announced it earlier this month, it's availability for tomorrow (the 15th of December) should strike you hard enough to bring about a bit more buzz than this device otherwise would. Since the DROID RAZR was released in its original black/gray form last month (our full review able to be found here), another color for the casing of this device is essentially just a paint job on the same cool sharpness: but besides the OTHER device you're more than likely aware is almost certainly coming to Verizon tomorrow, recognize this: the DROID XYBOARDs are being cross-promoted with this handset as a "one-two punch of media mastery and multitasking might."
It's not just the DROID XYBOARD tablets which Verizon has for us this morning: the carrier also revealed a white version of the DROID RAZR which will go on sale later this month. Priced at $299.99, the white RAZR is functionally identical to the existing black model we reviewed last month aside from the snow-white casing.
Motorola may be preparing a follow up to its ultra-thin DROID RAZR LTE smartphone with a new device called the DROID RAZRMAX. This move may be due to battery life concerns with the current model, like what we've experienced in our full review. This new iteration is expected to be slightly thicker and will sport a larger battery to fuel the power-hungry LTE device.
This week we both saw the official announcement of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor that would power it - and today we get a special treat from ZTOP: a hands-on treatment complete with a size comparison to the comparatively hefty iPhone 4 (or the iPhone 4S). What kind of comparison is that, you might ask, why compare a tablet to a smartphone? Because the iPhone was sitting on the guy's desk and he had an ASUS Transformer Prime to take some photos of, that's why. Also behold a couple of videos from the device which show off some new apps as well.
While Verizon and Motorola assure us that the back of the DROID RAZR by Motorola is not meant to be removed and that the battery is certainly not meant to be replaceable, the folks at iFixit never ever take no for an answer, starting their traditional teardown process with no less than the traditional Japanese saw known as the Dozuki. Of course there was no real need for this since there actually is a fingernail hole at the top of the device and snaps all around the edges that a non-terrifying instrument like your finger could work apart, but the glue between the battery and the back will make for a more difficult take-apart process for you. Then take note of the Kevlar, and be sure to remember that Kevlar in this state is both flexible and definitely not bulletproof - iFixit reminds us that bulletproof Kevlar is actually layers and layers of similar material backed up with a ceramic plate -- in other words, no bullets please!
We mentioned this morning that today was the day for those of you lusting after that thin Motorola Razr to get your hands on the smartphone. Amazon Wireless has a very low price on the smartphone that adds up to about $188 off the normal price of the smartphone. The normal price of the Razr is $299.99.