News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 11, 2012.
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Verizon has confirmed the launch date and price for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD phones that it announced last month. Though Verizon and Google-owned manufacturer Motorola made consumers wait an extra five weeks to learn the critical details about the phones, the two parties have finally revealed that the DROID RAZR HD will go on sale for $199 on October 18. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which is essentially the same phone with larger storage capacity and an extended battery, goes on sale the same day for $299.
Motorola has said that the DROID RAZR HD represents a "new Motorola" that will be quicker to deliver important software updates and push the boundaries of what smartphones are capable of accomplishing. The company is off to a slow start in that area because the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. On the bright side, Motorola already showed a pre-release version of Android 4.1 at its previous launch event, so the wait for new software should not be too long.source: Verizon Wireless
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.