At the end of last week, Verizon approved a new update of build 9.16.6 for the DROID RAZR HD. That update is slowly trickling out to users now, but if you’d like to manually upgrade this minute, you can do so with the update file below. In order to update with these instructions, you’ll need to be 100% stock. I’d bet that you can keep root by using Voodoo Rootkeeper, however, I was not able to test it.
Earlier today, we talked about Verizon slashing the price of the RAZR MAXX HD to $249, also noting that Amazon had it at $149 for upgrades. But how does $99 on-contract sound from Costco? Better deal, right? Oh, they are also tossing in a car mount and case as some sort of “Accessory Kit” mail-in offer.
You would technically need to be a Costco member in order to grab this deal. Either that, or you can con a friend into letting you use their card or taking you with them on their next trip.
We’re told the deal may only last until the 12th, which is tomorrow.
Over the weekend, Verizon dropped the price of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD by $50. Rather than having to fork out the standard $299 for the MAXX HD, you can now step into one for $249. If ultimate battery performance isn’t your cup of tea, then think about the regular RAZR HD which is now listed at $149.
But don’t forget that Amazon is selling the RAZR MAXX HD for $149 with an upgrade or $99 on a new contract. Options are good, my friends.
Our review of the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD can be found here.
This morning, Amazon dropped the price of the DROID RAZR MAXX HD to $99 on-contract for new lines and new accounts. If you want to upgrade to it, it’ll run you $149. Either way, it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than the $299 on-contract price that Verizon is still listing it at.
We reviewed the RAZR MAXX HD back in October and are clearly fans of it. While its specs and performance may not match up to the Note 2 or DROID DNA, it crushes them all in battery life. In fact, we took MAXX HDs to Vegas with us to cover CES because at most conferences, you are almost always needing to plug in your phone or find the nearest charger multiple times a day. With the MAXX HD, I never once ran into a battery issue even after a half-dozen live blogs, a bunch of photos taken, and regular usage. It’s a beast, that’s for sure.
If for some reason our reviews weren’t enough to help you make your next smartphone or tablet purchase, feel free to check out this new video series that Verizon uploaded this morning. Each video runs about 2-minutes long and covers all of the top features of their most popular smartphones. You’ll see highlights for the Note 2, RAZR HD, DNA, Galaxy S3, etc. (more…)
In 2012, we saw the Android smartphone world reach heights that I don’t imagine many predicted. On a spec front, 2012 was the year of quad-core processors, 2GB of RAM, HD displays, longer battery lives, and incredibly thin bodies. It seems like just yesterday that we were asking DL readers if they had a dual-core or single-core phone, yet here we are, with dual-core phones already becoming a thing of the past.
On a manufacturer front, 2012 was the year that Samsung proved that it really was the only big fish in a bowl full of minnows. We saw Motorola kick off its life as a Google-owned company, HTC struggle to make money even while releasing amazing phones, and LG take its turn as the face of the Nexus phone program.
In this post, I thought we’d talk a bit about all of that by listing out my top 10 phones of the year. (more…)
Verizon launched a new holiday promotion this morning, one that includes $50 discounts on two of their more popular phones, the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Normally priced at $199 and $299 on contract, the RAZR HD can be had for $149 with the RAZR MAXX HD dropping in at $249 (on new 2-year contract). If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our review of these phones.
We’re also seeing discounts to the Incredible 4G LTE ($49) and DROID RAZR M ($49).