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DROID RAZR HD Screen Protectors Arrive in Some Verizon Stores

With all of the Nexus rumors of late, don’t think we have forgotten about the epic 4th quarter that Verizon is about to have when it comes to device launches. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, LG Spectrum 2, and HTC DLX are all on deck, likely for November. But what about the DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD

One report claimed that they were delayed until November because of antenna issues. While we haven’t heard that from any of our friends, we have heard that third party Verizon stores are looking at October 18 as a potential date, even including it on their latest MAP (minimum advertised price) lists.

Today, screen protectors started to arrive in stores, which is always a good sign that a launch is creeping closer. It doesn’t necessarily mean that October 18 is set in stone, but it does show that stores are preparing for a launch in the very near future.

With a set of ultra-impressive devices rumored to be launching in the coming months, how are you going to pick one over the other? Does the RAZR HD or MAXX HD still make your short list?

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  • ryanallaire

    Does anyone think the razr maxx will ever be BOGO??

  • this guy

    That’s not the brand that corporate Verizon Wireless stores use. It must be from a third party.

    • Danielsan

      Yeah that’s an authorized retailer’s packaging. Still a good sign though!!

  • ChuckG73

    I want a phone on Verizon that if I travel overseas that I can swap out my sim and use it in another network. Is this the case with the Maxx HD?

    • cleetose

      Verizon’s phones typically don’t work overseas unless they are sold specifically as global phones.

  • B-Rad

    Upgrade eligible as of 10/1. I have a Droid X, which has been good but obviously was technologically obsolete as early as a year ago. I had the MAXX HD pegged as the device of choice for myself, but the Nexus 2 might be worth holding out for depending upon specs. My supposition is this will rock Jellybean out of the box, and at minimum feature minor enhancements over the S3 specs.

  • Akashshr

    RaZr HD MAXX or nothing! Dont understand why people dont see it, But its class leading in EVERY WAY!
    Near stock UX
    Huge battery
    Moto Quality Radios and Build
    There is nothing out there with all those!

    • 101001010101

      Agreed :D

  • Tom

    those look like the cheap screen protectors i could get on ebay, 2 dollars for 10

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisCorp ChristopherCorpening

    Is it about that time where we start chanting in the comments about “the next Nexus device!”? Awesome. I’m totally there.

    NEW NEXUS!

  • fanboy1974

    I would have been more excited if these were Note 2 screen protectors.

  • Asmodai

    Screen Protectors? Does it not have Gorilla Glass?

  • KT

    I was planning on getting the Razr HD Maxx but the Note II and HTC DLX have made me change those plans.

  • HTC1

    I don’t think any of them are epic to tell you the truth. The Note and HTC are too big. I think 5″ is just too much. The LG forget about it (unless it was the Optimus). and the only one i had a little hope for was the Razor Maxx and that is only because of batt life. But i don’t really want theat either because of 1g of ram (going backwards here) and that stupid left swipe brings you to the setting page (just like the I-Junk left swipe brings you to that stupid search page). and i think you can’t swipe all the way the other way without it bringing up the “add more screens page”. WTF!!!! I’m sick of all these “almost good” phones. My only hope is the HTC phone will be good (but I doubt it). the pics we saw wern’t to appealing at all and I’m sure the batt life will be horendous (like all their phones). Looks like I’m stuck with my mediocre batt life, touchwiz filled, S3 for a while longer. Come on VZW, step up your game. AT&T are getting all the good phones!!!! and you know we don’t have a prayer for another Nexus.

    • Diablo81588

      I think you can turn that quick settings page off.

    • duff60901

      Agreed. 1G RAM is pathetic. I hate the idea of sealed batteries. A rubber liner inside the back cover should be enough to make it water resistant. No real camera improvement and the same processor as half the other phones on the market. Since I need to pay full price to keep data I’ll keep my Droid X a little longer. $600+ for a mediocre phone… can buy a decent laptop for that price.

    • KleenDroid

      They leaked an unlocked bootloader for the S3. So you have the ability to take control of your phone put a nice ROM on it that makes it the way you want it.

  • http://twitter.com/pcDroidski PCed

    So following the trends of last year’s Bionic launch- I’m gonna guess the Razr HD’s will hit stores in 2 month?

  • Steve Douglas

    November is going to be a great month to be on verizon, Note 2, the HTC beast, RAZR Maxx HD, and a Nexus. I get a new phone in Mid-November and honestly don’t know what I want! Damn life is good!!

    • Zach

      Nexus? Probably not on Verizon. Good luck though!

    • michael arazan

      Also rememnber whe Moto M just came out, they try to stagger new phone releases a month a part, like last year a new phone came out in august, sept, oct, nov december, droid 3, bionic, razr, rezound and nexus. They don’t seem to like 2 new phones to come out the same month.

  • meatshield

    Those are Razr M liners, they dont match the screen layout of the HD pictures.

  • Mikey Styles

    If a Nexus DOES come to VZW then these are a non-issue to me even with the bigger battery. The Nexus experience is second to none(Camera excluded Lol) in my opinion. But this is a good start Googerola

  • KleenDroid

    Nothing Motorola even makes my list anymore.

    If they simply did not encrypt their bootloaders I would likely only buy Motorola phones. The unlock tool is a bad joke.

    • Nate

      Well Google owns Motorola Mobility now so I have a feeling the new motos are going to be the best Androids on the market.

      • KleenDroid

        To me it doesn’t matter if its a great phone if the phone is fully locked down.

        There are other great phones with manufacturers that are more developer friendly.

  • Chuck Finley

    Does the RAZR HD even need a screen protector?

    • erneci

      no, but the screen protector companies need money

      • Diablo81588

        Better to be safe than sorry :P

  • N8shon

    Personally I will be looking first at the Nexus devices, then at the Galaxy Note 2 and the Razr MAXX HD in that order. Coming from the Razr MAXX, battery life is still of utmost importance. I already know the Note 2 and the new HD Maxx have huge batteries so we’ll see how the nexus devices compare.

    • smwandrie93

      the note 2 may have a big battery but you have to think it needs more juice to power a screen of that size, so most likely will not get as good of battery life as your maxx lol

      • N8shon

        There have already been battery tests done that put it in the same class as the current MAXX as far as battery life goes.

        • Diablo81588

          The current maxx doesn’t have a 28nm S4 with integrated LTE either.

          • N8shon

            Your response is irrelevant. I referred to the Note 2 battery tests that have already been done, which has a quad-core Exynos. I said nothing about an S4.

          • Diablo81588

            I never said you did. I was merely pointing out that the note 2 will not get the same battery life as the HD, because the regular maxx is not as efficient. The HD will still have much better battery life than the competition.

      • Steve Douglas

        For those of your interested in the Note 2. Here’s what the review from android central had to say with their days with the Note 2:

        With an enormous 3100mAh battery on-board and no 4G LTE radio to contend with, we anticipated a Herculean battery performance from the Galaxy Note 2, and the results weren’t far off our expectations.Unsurprisingly, that giant RGB HD SuperAMOLED screen is the biggest battery-guzzler, with other tasks — even photography and mobile data use — proving surprisingly light on battery consumption. The end result was an average of around 12 hours of very heavy use on Wifi and HSPA+ during our first full day with the Note 2. Later on, with more normal usage patterns, we managed well over 24 hours on a single charge.
        Full review can be found here:http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review

  • MichaelFranz

    don’t you mean DIX, not DLX :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/merc56 Keith Batchelor

    For shear battery life I still am looking at the maxx..

  • Jeff Stewart

    weve had these and cases in my store for 3 weeks now. Our supplier also has Spectrum 2 stuff available as well. nothing news.

  • http://twitter.com/ITGuy11 Shawn Villaire

    Nexus or nothing

  • donebrasko

    3300 battery? YES! !

    • donebrasko

      FIRST! !

  • http://twitter.com/dtriscari19 David Triscari

    Hard to even say until we get Nexus program details. Why buy these with big changes coming soon (potentially)?

    • Colin Vesper

      I’d buy the Razr HD Maxx for battery life right now if I could.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500698751 Paul Hansen

    Bring a dev edition to daddy :)