Motorola Announces Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD and Droid RAZR M

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Motorola's new CEO, Dennis Woodside, says that "the new Motorola starts today." And it starts with with a trio one Droid RAZRs headed to VerizonWireless. The RAZR HD gives you a big and sharp 4.7 inch screen in a small body; the RAZR Maxx HD has the biggest battery of the bunch; and the $99 RAZR M is a compact Android phone with lots of juice. The RAZR HD and Maxx HD will be available before the holidays, while the smaller RAZR M will go on pre-sale today.

The Droid RAZR HD  boasts a 4.7-inch HD display with 78 percent more pixels and 85 percent more color saturation than an iPhone 4S. The RAZR HD also has a high-capacity 2,500 mAh battery for up to 16 hours of talk time. 

The Droid RAZR Maxx HD has an even beefier battery, letting you stream music over LTE for 27 hours, 10 hours of video, and up to 21 hours of talk time. 

Last but not least is the Droid RAZR M with a 4.3-inch display. It's a super-compact handset that uses the same dual-core processor inside the RAZR HD. It has a Kevlar body and Gorilla Glass display. A 2,000 mAh battery provides plenty of battery life.

Motorola will also pre-install the Chrome browser, which the company says provides a major speed boost. 40 percent faster than Safari browser on iPhone 4S. You can also sync pages with your desktop if you have Chrome installed. 

Motorola is also announced Developer Editions of its devices, which will make hackers happy. 

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  • Solublepeter Says:

    "last but not least" is the smaller model with the smaller battery-
    Surely that kinda is the least, then?

    "Plenty of battery life"
    They didn't have figures for it?

  • David S. Says:

    In what universe is a phone with a 4.3" screen "super-compact"? Only the insane world of ever-larger screened Android monster phones. I have a simple rule - if the screen is > 4" it's a tablet pretending to be a phone. 4" is about the limit on what I'm prepared to lug about in my pocket every day and call my phone.

    As to the naming scheme... How in God's name can Moto call them Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maax HD and Droid Razr M and claim "the new Motorola starts today"? That's exactly the same sort of naming madness The old Motorola were infamous for! Instead of making two phones that are apparently all-but-identical aside from the size of their batteries, why not just give the Droid Razr HD owner the option of buying it with a larger battery (or buying a larger battery later)? Are the batteries sealed in or something?

    Seems like the new Motorola is just like the old Motorola with new owners.