Sep 05 AT 2:39 PM Dustin Earley 20 Comments

Official: Motorola Droid RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX

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After months of rumors and leaks, Motorola has just officially unveiled the the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR HD MAXX at their “On Display” event in New York City.

Touted as the most compact HD smartphone to date, the Droid RAZR HD comes rockin’ a 4.7-inch 720p display, 2500 mAh battery, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, NFC, access to Verizon’s LTE network and a custom version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Just like with the original Droid RAZR, there will also be a MAXX variant of the RAZR HD sporting identical specs, only with a larger battery. The Droid RAZR MAXX boasts 27 hours of music and 10 hours of video streaming over LTE and up to 21 hours continus talk time. Both the RAZR HD and MAXX variant will come with Chrome as the preinstalled browser and will be updated to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, shortly. There will also be developer versions of both handsets with (relatively) easy to unlock bootloaders.

While the Droid variants of the RAZR HD and HD MAXX were the ones announced today, Motorola’s YouTube account shows international branded versions as well. Presumably, they’ll be launching with GSM instead of Verizon LTE.

As far as pricing and availability for the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX go, “before the holidays” was the only information given. We’ll be looking for more information on the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX as the day goes on.

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Source: Motorola

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  • shadhussain

    is it me or have they stripped bare motoblur on these things? the few differences from stock I can see, are some small moto customization in the lock screen and widget. this is getting exciting. now the question is which providers get this? or will that even matter when they release developer versions? hoping it’ll be a pentaband.

  • spazby

    Step in the right direction but would like to have Google even more involved in Motorola…

    • Dags -

      There’ll be developer versions of these phones. It will be interesting to see if they get full AOSP support.

  • Slith

    The Max version looks mighty appealing lately. My Nexus battery causes me quite a little stress.

    • LukeT32

      I’m in the same boat…. got an email from Amazon today showing extended batteries for the GNex. The 3800 batteries are getting mixed reviews, more towards the positive. I think it is worth the $15 gamble.

  • redraider133

    Sad these aren’t available now. Could have got moto some sales before the next iphone and other new android phones. By the time these are actually available( minus the m) htc, samsung, lg and others will be out with s4 pro or even better chips and specs. I mean the sgs3 is more future proof than these with its 2gb ram. Step in the right direction for moto though especially with developer editions, if only they would stop encrypting their devices there would be no need for developer editions.

    • Jdroids

      Indeed. This phone should be on sale right now, not couple of months later. By that time, we will see iPhone5, Optimus G, Note 2 and rumored 5″ HTC phablet with even better spec and JB.

  • jamal adam

    Verizon exclusive again. Seriously!! Motorola, when are you gonna get it, stop with this nonsense and bring it to all the major carriers. If they keep this up, exclusivity will ruin what chance they have at success and being a bigger player in the smartphone industry.

    • BigCiX

      They bring them to other carriers stripped down and call it a Motorola Atrix HD.

    • Mr. Reyes

      Verizon has the best coverage so they deserve the best phones… why would Motorola waste their time on bad coverage?

  • Max.Steel

    Yawn…another verizon exclusive.

  • sknoslo

    Besides the battery life stats this was rather boring. I was really hoping for more Google involvement after the acquisition.

  • Nathan D.

    Very nice moto, all three are really good phones depending on what kind a phone you want.

  • dreamdoggy22

    I was hoping 2 gigs of RAM would be the new standard!!

  • LilSmurf2009

    seriously what’s up with Motorola only making phones for Verizon? I can’t remember when was the last time they made a phone for other carrier.

  • http://Note Uncemister

    Step in the right direction but it would make more sense to release them with 4.1 from the get-go.

  • Jim Rogers

    I left them and Apple for the Samsung S III and love it more every day. All Apple wants to do these day is live off their lawsuits and keeping the lawyers rich. In Jobs day they worked at keeping the product fresh and I would never have left them. All the companys have a problem though in bringing out the newer software. They just cant keep their hands off the software.

  • Emad

    Atrix hd
    Photon q 4G lte

    • dutrak

      all terrible names =/

  • amit kumar

    Wow awesome devise. It feels fresh and modern. I agree with you, because I checked full specification of this phone on this website as well. http://www.gadtecho.com/