You can't get any more official than this even if Verizon CEO Dennis Woodside told this to your face. Verizon will be launching the eagerly awaited Motorola DROID RAZR HD
and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
on October 18th. The former will come with 16GB of native storage and can be purchased in black or white for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract
. The 32GB Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Henry Ford's favorite color (black) and will run you $299.99, also on contract.
Outside of that tremendous battery life on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which allows you 32 hours of talk time, and the slightly larger girth on that model, the two phones share the same specs. The pair each comes with a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 720 x 1280 which works out to a 312ppi pixel density. Guess what's under the hood? You got it! A dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor as the Adreno 225 GPU crunches graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board and there is a 32GB capacity microSD slot. Motorola has been working hard to improve its Achilles Heel which are its cameras. There is an 8MP shooter on back that captures video in 1080p at 30fps while the 1.3MP front-facing shooter does the usual self portraits and video chat. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD has that 3300mAh cell which goes longer this time around. The DROID RAZR HD has a perfectly good 2530m battery. Both models will launch with Android 4.0.4 installed with an upgrade to Android 4.1 scheduled.
The latest DROIDs will be the first to have a HD screen, something that long time fans of the line have been waiting patiently for
. The long battery life of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX should bring in some sales, but can either of these models compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III
or the Samsung GALAXY Note II
? Considering that Motorola is now a wholly owned Google subsidiary, these two might be considered late to the party and a tad underwhelming. That doesn't mean that there won't be some buyers running over to Big Red next Thursday.