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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.