Hey, any Baltimore Ravens fans out there? What better way to celebrate a first-round bye and Pittsburgh Steelers playoff loss than the announcement of a Purple Droid RAZR by Verizon Wireless? Probably a lot of better ways, but being from Baltimore, I thought I’d show some home-town love. I can think of a few Verizon-toting friends who are stuck between getting a Droid RAZR or Galaxy Nexus… and this might put them over the edge (see what I did there?).
Usually, offering additional colors isn’t a press release worthy occasion and almost never is it cause for its own article. The more noteworthy Verizon and Motorola news items are the announcement of the RAZR MAXX and Droid 4, two phones you’ll definitely want to check out (stay tuned for coverage).
That’s the end of this public service announcement… back to your regularly scheduled actually-newsworthy CES coverage. Here is what we’ve got coming up:
- Samsung at 2PM Pacific
- NOKIA at 3PM Pacific
- Panasonic at 3PM Pacific
- NVIDIA at 4PM Pacific
- Sony at 5PM Pacific
- Keynote at 6:30PM Pacific
And then we’ll be attending some extracurricular events where we hope to get hooked up with additional coverage. Then tomorrow is the big day where we are unleashed to the show floor. Whose gone’ protect this house?
Full press release:
VERIZON WIRELESS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITIONS TO DROID FAMILY AT CES 2012
New DROIDS and New Colors – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Have Something for Everyone
LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced an expansion of the DROID RAZR™ family. In coming weeks, customers will see the DROID RAZR™ by Motorola in Purple and the DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola. Both new DROIDs are powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and build upon the successful DROID RAZR by Motorola.
DROID RAZR – Thin, Powerful and now in Purple
DROID RAZR in Purple will debut in the coming weeks with 16 GB on-board memory and gives customers a third stylish option from which to choose. Regardless of color – classic Black, pristine White or Purple, the DROID RAZR is equipped with the same great features that let customers search the Web or download more than 300,000 Android Market™ apps at breakneck speeds on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The DROID RAZR in Purple will be $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Taking DROID RAZR to the MAXX
The DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will join the DROID family for customers who want all the great features of the DROID RAZR, but need a smartphone that overachieves. DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. It’s the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
The DROID Family by Motorola Complete with Tablets
The DROID family also includes the two recently launched DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola. Both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors for lightning-fast Web browsing and multi-tasking. Customers can select what size XYBOARD they want to command by choosing either the 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch DROID.
Ice Cream Sandwich Update
DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and run on Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID XYBOARD tablets will also be upgraded to Android 4.0. Both DROID smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.
Additional Features and Smart Accessories
A full suite of accessories that extend the power of DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola are also available from Verizon Wireless. Accessories compatible with both DROIDs include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount. Plus, each device has all the software needed to customize DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX to the fullest. Stream music, photos and videos from home or work computers straight to the smartphone with MotoCast™, or automate everyday tasks by creating rules using Smart Actions.
Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.