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Droid Razr Maxx Arrives on Verizon Thursday

Looking for a new Android smartphone? Motorola's hot-n-thin Droid Razr Maxx will arrive on Verizon's 4G LTE network on Thursday, January 26. It won't come cheap though, costing a meaty high-end $299.99 USD with a two-year subscription 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.

"At just 8.99-mm, the Razr Maxx is the longest-lasting smartphone on the block and still impossibly thin," Verizon said on Tuesday. "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."

As indicated, the new Droid Razr variant features a 1.2 GHz dual-core SoC, 16 GB of internal storage and an additional 16 GB on a pre-installed microSD card (slot supports up to 32 GB). There's also a rear-facing 8MP camera (HD P2P video, 8x digital zoom, automatic focus), and a 1.3MP front-facing camera with 720p HD video capture.

Other features include a 3300 mAh Li Ion battery, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, 802.11 b/g/n local connectivity, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (540 x 960) screen, and more. Looking for a 4G mobile hotspot? The Droid Razr Maxx can do that too, supporting up to eight additional devices (an additional data plan is required).

On the Android front, the Droid Razr Maxx even comes with v2.3.5 "Gingerbread" right out of the box (which is an upgrade in itself given many devices still sport v2.3.3 on Verizon). Owners will eventually get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich whenever Motorola and Verizon gives it the green light.

Check out our review of the original Android Razr here.

  • mrkdilkington
    May it be as successful as the ATI Rage Fury Maxx!
  • Delengowski
    More interested in the Droid 4, too bad its not for AT&T, I'd switch but having no credit and trying to get a plan with verizon is crazy.
  • darkchazz
    don't buy this!!!
    Droid 5 is coming next month, and razr 2 the month after that....
  • Onus
    In this economy, this kind of money for a phone is simply foolish.
  • thrasher32
    Verizon: "We think you are so stupid that you'll pay $300 for the phone, and $80+ for the privelege of using this smart device on a crippling limited data plan. We at Verizon would like to thank you for giving us your hard earned cash, and for being such a moron"

    Us: "Duuhhhhhhh, OK"
  • Smartphones in general are simply foolish. I just need a phone to, you know, make calls. I must be old fashioned since I prefer to move my lips rather than my thumbs.
  • freggo
    LOL; you've got to be bonkers to pay that kind a dough for a 'phone'.
    Yes, it is cool, and nice and all but seriously. In this economy most of us have better things to do with out limited cash than a shiny statement maker in our pocket.
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Lol, again complaints about $300 being too expensive. How about $500-600 for unlocked phones that the rest of the world buys? :lol:
  • chickenhoagie
    I remember buying the original iphone WITH a contract for $ about rape:'(

    But hey, it was basically the only touchscreen phone on the market at the time.
  • __-_-_-__
    $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

    lol WTF?!?