updated 11:05 am EST, Tue January 24, 2012
Droid RAZR MAXX gets confirmed release schedule
Following unintentional slips, Verizon on Tuesday confirmed that the Droid RAZR MAXX will be on shelves this Thursday, January 26. The extra-long lived 4G smartphone will be the new high-end version of the RAZR and carry the 32GB that was cut in half to lower the price for the original design. A RAZR MAXX wil cost $300 on a contract like the original 32GB version.
The new version is noticeably thicker, at just over 0.35 inches thick, but makes up for it with a possibly record-setting 3,300mAh battery. Motorola claims a 21.5-hour talk time and enough power to play multiple HD movies. The MAXX could also be the first LTE-based smartphone to have a truly long battery life for data use.
Both versions share a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP chip, a 4.3-inch, 540x960 Super AMOLED screen, and both a front camera and a rear eight-megapixel camera that can handle 1080p. Android 2.3 still ships on the MAXX, although it like the original should get Android 4.0 earlier in the year.