Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX; Alleges 21 Hours of Straight Talk Time.

The folks at Verizon have just officially unveiled the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, an Android 2.3 smartphone that is pretty much a slightly thicker follow-up to the original Motorola DROID RAZR. Verizon and Motorola are touting its ability to allow users to talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight. Yes – 21 hours of talk time.

We’re not exactly sure how they supposedly pulled this feat off but we’ll certainly be eager to learn. They also mentioned it’ll come with a significant amount more memory than the original with 32GB on-board. It’ll be available for $300 on a new two-year agreement and will be ready for your battery-draining fingers.

Verizon didn’t give details on a release window but we’re sure those of you who are looking for a phone with superior battery will be waiting long and hard for it whenever it may launch.

You can expect the device to be compatible with the usual suspects of accessories (lapdocks, HD docks and more) and you can expect it to be upgraded to Android 4.0 sometime down the line. Read on for full press details.

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.

Data Plans

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.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the DROID RAZR™ in Purple and the DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

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  • doodos

    Sweet. Time to wait now

  • LLcdPH

    Upgraded battery the only “upgrade”?  What about changes to the camera?

    • http://twitter.com/ashmore_00 ASH

      Yeah thats what Ive been holding off for too… since they already have one overseas that has the 13mp  camera and a HD screen… wheres that MAXXX at.. BIG Disappointment from me MOTO.

      • aimetti

        Well if they did that how would they market the Razer MAXXX^2 in 3 months?

        • BTLS

          3 months?  I give it 2…

  • Joe

    Not unlocked? I love Motorola products but I can’t buy it if it’s locked down.

  • schitzengigles10

    I hear it draws power from the egos of iPhone users

    • Andrew

      The power would never end then!

  • polarbehr76

    Show me the purple one!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

    Now that’s what I’m talkin bout! This is the Droid I was looking for…

    that is, until something better comes out 13 minutes later BUT STILL, count me in!

  • https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Ender's+Games+and+Apps Brian Ouellette

    wow…21 hour talk battery? Imagine the standby time!

  • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

    It will be the newest Motorola phone for about 5 minutes.

  • nctrnl

     Bootloader locked I assume…

  • Craig Nelson

    21 hours…yea ok Moto

  • WrinkledForeskin

    Is it an HD screen? I’ve been holding off for this phone but only if it has a HD screen.

  • http://mensahwatts@yahoo.com Mensahwatts

    Thickermeans bigger screen… ihope.

  • MttFrog13

    They should have made the bezel smaller, maybe only added 1mm in thickness, fit whatever battery they could in there, and upgraded the screen either to a non pentile screen, or upgraded the resolution to 720p to hide most of the effects of the pentile screen like the nexus does. I had the droid razr for 3 weeks before getting my nexus and the nexus tbo felt smaller to me than the droid razr, so now I can’t imagine how big that droid razr maxx is going to feel. Everything is a numbers game. Motorola wants to be able to say they have the thinnest phone without really thinking about how big the phone feels with that huge bezel. It’s easier to advertise numbers rather than the actual quality of electronics. This goes for cameras and their megapixels, as well as processors and their hz, phones and their thiness, and screens and their size.

  • BigCiX

    Why is 2.3 on this phone?

  • bmg314

    Somewhere there is fine print saying 21 hours straight talk time achievable only while using supplied charging cable ;-)

  • Aaron soles

    I’ll never want a phone that you can’t change out the battery!

  • Larizard

    Google, keep on with the flushing of these bad devices, and be sure when you take over Motorola, teach them how to design and build phones worthy of my 300 bucks and don’t get obsolete in about 3 months time.

    • shooter50

      Yeah Motorola/Google, be sure to build plastic phones like the overhyped Galaxy Nexus. Why build phones with steel frames and Gorilla glass when the sheep here will buy any piece of junk as long as it has the Nexus name.
      And have fun exchanging batteries 3 times with that flimsy battery cover to get battery life equal to the Maxx. I could go on, but sheep never learn.

      • Larizard

        Yes, because I totally said “Build a Samsung phone”. Way to assume I love “plastic and junk”.

        I want a BETTER designed phone. Not the boxy, retarded looking Razr, that’s thin yet too wide and uncomfortable to hold in the hand.

        Motorola has good build quality, I agree. But thier sense of aesthetics is out the window. I’m a designer, not a sheep. Save your unabashed assumptions and name calling for some where else.

        And the Maxx is what the Razor could’ve been. Have fun shelling out another 300 (700 off contract) bucks to pay for the same exact phone only 3 months after the original has been out.

        PS: Motoblur says hello.

  • BGRUGGER

    Who talks on their phone anymore?!

  • Todd Walker

    A crappy screen is what gets them 21 hours.