You can never have enough choice – at least, that’s the popular wisdom. However, in the case of Verizon’s offerings for the Motorola DROID RAZR, I might be willing to make an exception. In addition to a quasi-price drop last week, you can now order the fashion-forward phone in the standard black, chilly white or inexplicable purple. All three now start at a price of $199.99, minus the 16GB MicroSD card that was offered with the phone at launch. You can still get the extra storage in the $299 model (sadly bereft of a purple option) but considering the retail price of comparable MicroSD cards lately, you’d be well advised not to.
The price drop and variety are likely to spur interest in the original DROID RAZR before the capacious DROID RAZR MAXX comes to market, which is expected to take place on Thursday, January 26th at the earliest. The updated model keeps the 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 16GB memory capacity and 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, but bumps the battery up to a huge 3300mAh model, giving the MAXX nearly double the runtime of the original. Impressively, this plus-sized battery is housed in a phone that’s just 8.9 mm thick, only 1.2mm thicker than the original.
While multi-colored shell options are usually the territory of “dumb” phones, there’s been a surprising number of options for android as of late, especially on Verizon. In addition to the Cee Lo-approved white DROID RAZR, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 is available in red ,and the DROID 2 was briefly offered in R2-D2 garb as a Star Wars tie-in. And who could forget the HTC Rhyme, famously debuted in
purple Plum. Verizon would like us to remind our readers that the Rhyme, and presumably the purple DROID RAZR as well, is not just for the ladies.