Today Verizon officially launched the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD, but you might want to hold onto your money. Given that Google is going to unveil a new version of Android and a new Nexus device in a couple weeks, this is probably the worst time to buy a smartphone. We don’t know if Google has anything in store for Verizon fans, but I don’t think that 10 days is too long to wait.
But if you were dead set on a new RAZR, the HD version is selling for $199 with 2-year contract or $699 off contract. The RAZR MAXX HD is going for $299 with 2-year contract and $729 off contract. Verizon customers that want to keep their grandfathered unlimited 4G LTE will have to buy the device at full price, and these off-contract prices are kind of crazy.
Motorola should also be offering both of these devices in unlocked GSM models, but we have yet to see those go on sale.
We applaud Motorola for offering a device with a massive 3300 mAh battery, but it’s kind of sad to see new phones still launching with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola says these devices will eventually be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but we all know they have broken their promises over and over.
If you plan on picking up one of these new RAZR devices, let us know in the comments below.
Update: The Droid RAZR HD Developer Edition is also now available from Motorola.