Verizon (VZ) on Friday approved the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The latest software version delivers a variety of new features to Motorola’s two flagship smartphones, including enhanced notifications, improved performance and functionality of the user interface, and access a service dubbed the “Innovation of the Year”, Google Now. In addition, Verizon and Motorola have improved voice and data connectivity and have removed the Color and Verizon Video applications while adding Amazon’s (AMZN) mobile app suite. Both the DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD are equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and feature 4G LTE connectivity, 1GB of RAM, NFC, a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 4.7-inch 1196 x 720 resolution display with ColorBoost technology and a pixel density of 331 ppi. The Android 4.1 update will begin rolling out to customers next week.
It seems that the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and its 3,300 mAh battery really do deliver the goods. AllThingsD conducted its own battery test of the device and found that it delivered 22 hours of talk time, or just one hour short of Motorola’s advertised time of 23 hours. To put things in perspective, this nearly triples the iPhone 5′s advertised talk time of eight hours and is five hours more than the Galaxy S III’s advertised talk time of 17 hours. AllThingsD says that the only downside to the battery is that it “isn’t removable, so you can’t replace it with a spare if your phone dies and you can’t get to an outlet.” All the same, with a battery this strong, you’re much less likely to ever have to replace it than with other smartphones.
Verizon Wireless (VZ) on Thursday announced the upcoming availability of the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The smartphones build on the success of their predecessors and are equipped with a larger 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4G LTE and NFC connectivity. The DROID RAZR HD includes 16GB of internal storage and will retail for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement, while the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will retail for $299.99, and features a 30% larger 3,300 mAh battery and 32GB of internal storage. Both handsets will be available from Verizon Wireless beginning October 18th. The company’s press release follows below. More →
Fresh out of Nokia’s (NOK) Windows Phone 8 press conference earlier on Wednesday, we got to see the latest and greatest Motorola will loose upon the market ahead of the holidays this year. The stars of the show — the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD — are both big steps forward for Motorola fans. Beyond all those capital letters lie two phones that push Android handsets forward in several ways, and although the materials and overall design might not be as exciting as some rival smartphones, Android fans on Verizon Wireless will have two very tempting options this holiday season.
Motorola on Wednesday announced the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD during its press event in New York City. Both smartphones are equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4G LTE, 1GB of RAM, NFC, a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, on-screen navigation keys and a 4.7-inch 1196 x 720 resolution display with ColorBoost technology and a pixel density of 331 ppi. Both devices are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature the latest version of the MOTOBLUR user interface. The RAZR HD comes with a 2,500mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage, while the RAZR MAXX HD is equipped with a massive 3,300 mAh battery and 32GB of storage. Motorola’s latest smartphones will be available on Verizon Wireless (VZ) this holiday season. Motorola’s press release follows below. More →