Though it’s far from perfect, the 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.

The DROID RAZR MAXX is nearly identical to Motorola’s DROID RAZR, save for an extra couple of millimeters on the body to accommodate a massive 3300mAh battery. This impressive engineering gave the DROID RAZR MAXX a run-time of nearly three full days in our business trip torture test. Those of you outside the US will be getting a GSM version soon, with some European and Middle Eastern countries seeing the RAZR MAXX later this month.

We’re still pretty upset that Motorola’s Verizon handsets continue to come with a locked bootloader, but for those who want incredible battery life without the bulge, the DROID RAZR MAXX is where it’s at. We can hope (but certainly not confirm) that the price cut points to a release of the DROID RAZR HD, with a similar battery but a larger and denser screen. For those of you who are already Verizon customers, note that the renewal price is $169.99, neatly accommodating for the (admittedly ridiculous) $30 upgrade fee.

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[via Droid-Life]