We had a feeling that Verizon would be announcing the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX release date as January 26th and sure enough, Big Red has come right out and confirmed it. January 26th is going to be the day that you’ll be able to get your hands on the carrier’s latest 4G LTE Droid smartphone and one that replaces the original Droid RAZR at the carrier’s $299 on-contract price point.
As we’ve told you, the Droid RAZR MAXX is essentially the same phone as the original but with two differences, one major and one minor. The minor one is that its design is now a little beefier. Instead of a 7.1mm thin form factor, the Droid RAZR MAXX is 8.9mm thin.
We think you’ll live because the reason that it has a slightly thicker design is that it houses a massive 3,330 mAh battery which Verizon says provides for 21 hours of talk time.
Other than that, this is the same phone that Verizon released back in October of last year.
It will come with:
- Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Powerful 3300 mAh battery
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
- Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
- 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable – customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts, as well as voice and video chat conferencing
- 32 GB memory – 16 GB on-board memory and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
The Gingerbread part of that is a little devastating but hopefully Moto and Verizon are able to get it out sooner rather than later.
Keep in mind, the original Droid RAZR has fallen to $199 for a 16GB model so if you don’t think you need the extra juice, that might be the route that you want to take.
For the rest of you, January 26th is your day.