Verizon and Motorola have begun pushing out the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build for the popular DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD brother. Late last week they started the "soak test" and let users know the update would arrive soon, and now it's finally here for all those DROID fans to enjoy. More details after the break below.
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Motorola released the all new DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD to the world. Both smartphones are available today and we've been getting a few questions on which one is right for you, or if the higher price is worth it. While we need to spend more time with the MAXX HD to fully decide, below is a video to show you all three smartphones available from Motorola's RAZR thin family.
Droid RAZR M will now be joined by the RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, all available on Verizon's website and at Verizon retailers today. The three devices are available at prices ranging from $99.99 to $299.99 with a 2-year agreement. All three devices are compatible with Verizon's 4G LTE network. The phones start with the lower-end RAZR M, which is $99.99 with a new 2-year contract. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a 960x540 resolution and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage with support for up to 32GB SB cards. It has Android 4.0.4 ICS installed. The next phone for sale through Verizon is the DROID RAZR HD. This phone is $199.99 with a new contract. Its screen is bigger than the RAZR M, coming in at 4.7-inches. Like the RAZR M, it comes with Ice Cream Sandwich installed, but it is upgradable to Jelly Bean. It has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It also has 16GB of internal storage. The last new phone is the DROID RAZR MAXX HD which comes in at a hefty $299.99. Both this phone and the DROID RAZR HD feature a 4.7-inch 1280x720 screen. It comes with ICS and is upgradable to Jelly Bean. It has 32GB of internal storage. Where the DROID RAZR M and DROID RAZR HD come with a 2000 and 2530 mAH battery respectively, the MAXX has a massive 3300 mAH battery. All three phones are available now. [timeline]
Verizon and Motorola have officially announced when we'll be seeing their new DROID RAZR HD smartphone arrive on Big Red. With the international RAZR HD already available in Canada, it was only a matter of time before Verizon released a statement. Both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, and RAZR MAXX HD will be available online and in stores starting October 18th.
Motorola surprised everyone this morning when they announced not one DROID RAZR HD, but two. Just like the previous generation you'll also get the RAZR MAXX HD option for those needing truly all day battery life and more. These impressive new 4.7-inch ICS smartphones were announced this morning and we're taking a quick look on video below.
HTC Rezound and the Motorola DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX and DROID 4 will all have their latent GSM capabilities switched on this summer, with voice roaming possible in "more than 220 countries" and data in "more than 205". Exact dates were not given.
mod phones like the HTC Rezound for just that, and even enable rudimentary access to domestic GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. Some candid photos of upcoming in-store materials show that Verizon is indeed planning to activate the latent GSM bands in the HTC Rezound, and probably other LTE phones, for international travel.
DROID RAZR MAXX currently sits pretty high on Android Community's list of favorite devices. (I'm carrying one as my daily driver - what higher praise can I give?) Though the phone and its gigantic battery had stayed at the $299 mark even as the original DROID RAZR dropped to a C-Note, it appears that Verizon has officially reduced the price to $199.99 today. Naturally you'll need to sign a new two-year contract to qualify.
Droid Does campaign fondly: it kicked off with Motorola's original DROID and was instrumental in giving Android a leg up on iOS in the United States in 2009. While the Droid Does campaign continued with the likes of the HTC DROID Incredible and others, it seemed to disappear from the airwaves once Verizon got its hands on the iPhone 4. Now it's back, showing off the DROID 4, DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX from Motorola.
HTC Rezound, Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX got something of a false alarm a few weeks ago, when Best Buy claimed that these Verizon phones were getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates. The upgrade days came and went, but Verizon, Motorola and HTC remained steadfast that they'd be updated... eventually. Now an internal Verizon screenshot shows that the RAZRs' testing period will end on May 17th, and the Rezound will end even sooner, on May 7th.