Motorola and Verizon announce the DROID RAZR MAXX and DROID RAZR in Purple

On the heels of the official announcement of the DROID 4, Motorola and Verizon just announced the DROID RAZR MAXX. This one was originally leaked a month or so ago. It won’t be as thin as the DROID RAZR, but there is a reason. It looks like Motorola is putting a bigger battery in this one. We don’t know the size yet, but it’s going to be 1.8mm thicker and Motorola is promising 21 hours on one charge, which is unheard of for a 4G LTE device. This might be a double plus, because the extra thickness might make this phone feel better in the hands. The DROID RAZR is so thin that sometimes it feels almost too thin. I’m thinking the RAZR MAXX will feel more solid plus the extra battery life is going to be huge. The RAZR MAXX will come with 32GB of memory as well. It will be priced at $299 and no release date was mentioned.

In addition to the RAZR MAXX, we can expect to see the DROID RAZR in purple in the coming weeks. It will join the original black version along with the white one that released last month. It will come with 16GB of memory and will be priced at $199 which is an absolute steal for those that aren’t concerned with battery life. I assume the other variants will see a price drop as well.

Last but not least Motorola also promises updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID RAZR, and both DROID XYBOARD tablets. Unfortunately no timeframe was specified.

Make sure to checkout our full CES 2012 coverage here.

Full press release after the break:

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Announce New Additions to DROID Family at CES 2012

New DROIDS and new colors – Verizon Wireless and Motorola have something for everyone

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J.  From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced an expansion of the DROID RAZR family. In coming weeks, customers will see the DROID RAZR by Motorola in Purple and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola. Both new DROIDs are powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and build upon the successful DROID RAZR by Motorola.

DROID RAZR – Thin, Powerful and now in Purple

DROID RAZR in Purple will debut in the coming weeks with 16 GB on-board memory and gives customers a third stylish option from which to choose. Regardless of color – classic Black, pristine White or Purple, the DROID RAZR is equipped with the same great features that let customers search the Web or download more than 300,000 Android Market apps at breakneck speeds on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The DROID RAZR in Purple will be $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

Taking DROID RAZR to the MAXX

The DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will join the DROID family for customers who want all the great features of the DROID RAZR, but need a smartphone that overachieves. DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for over 21 hours straight on a single charge. It’s the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The DROID Family by Motorola Complete with Tablets

The DROID family also includes the two recently launched DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola. Both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors for lightning-fast Web browsing and multi-tasking. Customers can select what size XYBOARD they want to command by choosing either the 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch DROID.

Ice Cream Sandwich Update

DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID XYBOARD tablets will also be upgraded to Android 4.0. Both DROID smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.

Additional Features and Smart Accessories

A full suite of accessories that extend the power of DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola are also available from Verizon Wireless. Accessories compatible with both DROIDs include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount. Plus, each device has all the software needed to customize DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX to the fullest. Stream music, photos and videos from home or work computers straight to the smartphone with MotoCast, or automate everyday tasks by creating rules using Smart Actions.

Data Plans

Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

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  • Guest

    But who does “21 hours of straight talk time”????

    What about data, browsing, video, audio, GPS, etc?
    How long does that last? 
    6 hours?
    40 hours?