DROID RAZR MAXX on sale now

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.

Alternatively you may be able to squeeze almost 16 days standby out of a single charge, though obviously regular users will get some mixture of the two figures. Still, considering one of the key complaints about the original DROID RAZR was its relatively short runtimes, the MAXX should satisfy a lot of users.

Unfortunately, $300 with a new, two-year agreement is a lot to pay for longevity, Motorola seemingly cranking up the price as the battery is non-user-accessible. Whether that's an acceptable compromise or a slap in the face for consumers is a good question.