One of the newest members of Motorola’s RAZR family is on sale for a pretty big discount on Amazon right now. If you’re not already a Verizon customer, you can pick up the RAZR HD for $129 with a two year contract. If you’re already with Big Red, you can still get the device for $149 on a device upgrade. You’re saving money either way, as Verizon is currently asking $199 for the device.
LG announced the Spectrum 2 available today on Verizon for $99 with a two-year contract. The Spectrum sequel gets bumped up to a 4.7-inch True HD IPS 720p display, sports a dual-core 1.5GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 , 8-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot. If those specs sound familiar it’s because this is the same phone leaked by Best Buy last week.
The Spectrum 2 doesn’t quite measure up to LG’s quad-core Optimus G or Nexus 4 but at $99 your wallet won’t mind too much. Unlike the Nexus 4, it won’t run Android 4.2 just yet in favor of Ice Cream Sandwich, but it can take advantage of Verizon’s market-leading LTE network.
Full Press Release after the break
It was a year ago when the RAZR was resurrected from the dead as the DROID RAZR, the thinnest smartphone in the world. If that wasn’t enough, a couple of months later, Motorola shocked the world again with the DROID RAZR MAXX that sported an unprecedented 3300mAh battery in an 8.99mm body, a feat that no other manufacturer has been able to match. Even with these accomplishments, the press never really embraced Motorola. It has now been a year and it’s time for the next generation, which means a bigger and better display, as well as more power. The DROID RAZR HD (priced at $199) and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD (priced at $299) are all of those things, but are these phones too late to the party and will they enjoy the same success as the originals? This is my full review on both phones, but you can also check out my initial hands on for each one (RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD).
In anticipation of the massive pandemonium for the release of what should be the hottest-selling phone for the holidays, Verizon has announced its pre-order page is now live for customers interested in purchasing the smartphone, but want to avoid the line. The carrier has listed its latest phablet for a price of $299.99, so the pricing seems to fall in line with other wireless carriers in the US— though Verizon has curiously decided to release its smartphone on November 27th as opposed to you know… earlier in November like certain magenta-colored or blue-white carriers.
Still, if you’re a Verizon customer and don’t mind the
long wait (or the unusual home button), head on down to the source link for more details and to pre-order the device.
source: Verizon Wireless
Verizon unveiled the final version of its Galaxy Note II today, and while it does look significantly like it’s fellow US brethren, you may haven noticed one minor change. Yes, that’s the home button with Verizon’s logo. Remember when we originally saw a leaked photo of the Galaxy Note II, revealing what we had believed to be a carrier-branded home button? Well, unfortunately it looks just as bad now as it did then.
The reason behind the move makes little sense considering no other carriers have received this type of special treatment from Samsung. It’s very possible that large sums of money exchanged hands for this deal to happen. Regardless, let’s just hope it’s easy to remove.
As we inch closer to the impending launch of LG’s Nexus 4, Verizon has put the Galaxy Nexus on sale. Last year’s Nexus smartphone is now available for $230, with no need to sign up for a painful new contract. Keep in mind the units in question are “Certified Pre-owned”, but Verizon claims that each phone has passed over 100 quality checkpoints to assure the utmost condition. And, each device comes with a full 1-year warranty, meaning if something happens to the device, Verizon will replace it free of charge.
Sure, the Galaxy Nexus may not be the latest and greatest, or even sport relatively fresh hardware, but at just $230 it’s difficult to pass up this opportunity. For comparison, Sony’s unlocked Xperia Activ –which sports a single core processor, a 3-inch display (320×480) and 3G– costs $250. Add this to the fact that this deal won’t affect your contract or future upgrades, and you’re left with one incredible deal. Hit the source link below before they’re sold out.
The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD launched on Verizon this past Thursday. We already did an initial hands on of the DROID RAZR HD and now it’s time for the bigger brother, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD. I say bigger brother, but I have to be honest, you can barely tell the difference between the two devices. The MAXX version is .90 mm thicker (9.3mm vs 8.4mm) to support a bigger battery (3300mAh vs 2530mAh). When I took the MAXX out of the box, I literally had to check the About Phone information in the settings to see if it was indeed a MAXX as I thought there was some sort of mistake. If you do put them side by side on a table, you will notice the difference, but it’s so subtle that you would have to be looking for it.
The bottomline is that there is a difference between these two phones, but it’s more obvious under the hood. I already mentioned the battery, but the MAXX also has 16GB of additional storage (32GB vs 16GB) and it costs $100 more. Other than those few things, every other spec is the same for both phones. The full specs include, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 3300mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, WiFi, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Is the MAXX worth the extra dollars? We will do a full review on both devices, but for now, check out our initial hands on video after the break.
The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD are finally landing on Verizon Wireless tomorrow. It was exactly a year ago that Motorola brought back the RAZR form the dead in the form of the DROID RAZR. It was the thinnest smartphone at the time, and it quickly became one of the hottest phones on the Big Red network. It’s now one year later and time for an upgrade. This latest edition gets a bigger screen with 720p HD resolution, a faster processor, and a bigger battery.
The latest installment sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 2530mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, WiFi, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This HD version is slightly thicker than the original (8.4mm vs 7.1mm) in order to house the bigger battery. It’s probably a good thing because to me, the original DROID RAZR felt too thin plus a bigger battery never hurts.
Will the DROID RAZR HD enjoy the same success with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G, and HTC One X+? We will do a full review soon, but for now, check out our initial hands on video after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the hottest Android phone right now, and I know a lot you are looking to pick one up before the holidays. Well here’s your chance to grab a Black Friday like deal without dealing with the crowds. For one day, this Sunday, Best Buy will have the Galaxy S III on sale for $99. That’s this Sunday, October 14 and only that day. We actually could have posted this yesterday, but I was awaiting information from Best Buy PR as to which carriers and if upgrades were accepted. They told me that only the Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint version will be on sale and the good news is that upgrades are allowed as long as your are eligible and willing to sign the new 2-year agreement. I’m not sure why T-Mobile is left out of this one, but you can certainly head to your local Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile store this Sunday to see if this information is wrong. You will have your choice of Pebble Blue or Marble White. Unfortunately the AT&T Garnett Red is not included. Let us know if you pick one up.
We heard they could be delayed, but it looks like everything is a go because Verizon just announced the DROID RAZR HD and the DROID RAZR HD MAXX will hit stores next Thursday, October 18. The DROID RAZR HD will cost $199 and the DROID RAZR HD MAXX will run you $299. The main difference between the two phones is the DROID RAZR MAXX HD sports the same 3300mAh battery that was in the DROID RAZR MAXX. It also makes it a little thicker; 9.3mm vs 8.4mm. The DROID RAZD HD is no slouch either with its 2530mAh battery so I’m thinking that at $199, it’s a really good buy. The only other difference is storage; The DROID RAZR HD has 16GB and the RAZR HD MAXX has 32GB.
The rest of the specs for both models include a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera, microSD for expanded storage, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and WiFi - 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz). The only real negative is Ice Cream Sandwich is onboard, but Motorola promises Jelly Bean by the end of the year. The DROID RAZR HD will be offered in black or white and the RAZR MAXX HD will be offered in black only.
Check out our hands on video from the launch event.