With the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD landing in Verizon stores this morning, Motorola has taken to YouTube to release a series of “how to” videos to help folks with their new purchase. Most of this stuff we have covered at length on the site, but if you need a recap or want to see some of the specific features that these new RAZR family members have to offer, jump below and grab your popcorn.
That is not the DROID RAZR MAXX HD.
Update: Verizon’s Photoshop guru fixed the ad. Thankfully, we got a few good laughs out of it.
Shortly after the original RAZR MAXX and DROID 4 launched, we saw a much more personal and almost poetic “DROID” campaign from Motorola. The ads were a drastic change from the loud and explosive robotic action sequences that accompanied Verizon’s DROID phone commercials. They featured real humans talking about their lives rather than futuristic ninja chicks fighting robots. In other words, they were a breath of fresh of air.
It’s October 18 (in some places), and that means that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD are on sale from Verizon. For $199 and $299 respectively, you get a 4.7″ HD Super AMOLED display, 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for additional storage, 8MP camera on the back, Ice Cream Sandwich (with Jelly Bean updates on the way), NFC, 4G LTE, and kevlar backing that feels extra soft in hand. The build quality of these two phones (our initial unboxing), can’t be matched by many.
Verizon announced moments ago that the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD are launching October 18 for $199 and $299, respectively. We first reported this date a few days ago, but now it’s officially official. For those of you waiting to get the latest and greatest from Motorola, you will have your opportunity in a week.
The regular RAZR HD will have 16GB of internal storage and come in both black and white color options. The RAZR MAXX HD will have 32GB of internal storage and is only available in black.
According to Motorola’s official Canadian Twitter account, the RAZR HD is now available exclusively on Rogers (even if it isn’t listed on their site). For our friends up north who have decided to pick up one of those insanely-confusing 3-year contracts, be sure to hit us up with your thoughts.
For those of you here in the States, mark October 18 down as the current target for the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. From what we have been told by several sources over the last couple of weeks, Verizon has begun training for both devices and has picked next Thursday as launch day. As far as pricing is concerned, the regular RAZR HD should be $199 on 2-year contract while the RAZR MAXX HD will jump to a not-so-surprising $299. The price of battery life.
As always, this targeted dates can move, so until we hear the official announcement, don’t make any bets.
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?
According to a rumor today out of Howard Forums, the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD may be delayed because the devices are having antenna issues. The issues reportedly stem from antenna locations and size, since the antennas make contact with the edges of the device. If this rumor is in fact true, then we may not see the device until after Thanksgiving or Black Friday.