Verizon has given good news to Motorola fans by announcing the official arrival date of the Droid Razr HD and the Droid Razr Maxx HD. Although the info comes from the CEO of Verizon and not actually via an official release, we’ll take it. The Droid Razr HD (16GB) will be available for $199.99 on a two year contract while the battery centric Droid Razr Maxx HD (32GB) will be sold at $299.99 also on a two year contract. The Droid Razr HD will be sold in Black and White variants while the Droid Razr Maxx HD only has one color variant i.e. Black. So mark your calendars for 18th, which is this coming Thursday. What else is in store for you is for Motorola and Verizon to decide. We hope the initial glitches that were believed to be plaguing the device have been dealt with, as customers would not want to bear the brunt later on.
These two handsets join the list of Verizon’s droids running on the powerful 4G LTE networks. The only difference between the Droid Razr HD and the Droid Razr Maxx HD is the beefed up battery on the latter. The smartphone has a 3,300 mAh battery which promises to last longer than the original Droid Razr Maxx. The Droid Razr HD features a 2,530 mAh battery which isn’t bad at all. Battery life is one area where customers want manufacturers to pay more attention towards, and Motorola is certainly doing that. The Droid Razr Maxx HD promises talk time of 32 hours which is about 12 hours more than its predecessor. Under the hood, both these smartphones pack the Snapdragon S4 dual core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz with Adreno 225 graphics. The 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display promises great viewing angles and crisp details. There’s 1GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
All in all both the smartphones will appeal to a specific set of users, but we see the Droid Razr Maxx HD making more damage as it offers what most Android smartphones don’t, battery life. The device will be sold with Android 4.0.4 out of the box with a Jelly Bean update promised in a couple of months. It should be seen if Motorola will stick to its promise, at least in terms of updates. This shouldn’t be that hard, as ICS and Jelly Bean aren’t too different from each other. We’ve seen manufacturers like Samsung and HTC already prepare updates for their smartphones, so let’s hope Moto has one up its sleeve too.