Motorola’s Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD are headed to Verizon on October 18.
Announced last month, the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD are the latest pair of flagship smartphones from the “New Motorola”, which is focused on 4G LTE, Android, and battery life in all of its new devices.
The U.S. launch of the new Razrs comes a month after Motorola launched the Razr M, its midrange smartphone that Verizon sells for $99 on-contract.
With 4.7-inch screens and identical designs, the two devices are nearly inseparable save for the beefed up battery and doubled internal storage in the Maxx HD. As result, the Razr HD will retail for $199 on contract, while its more advanced counterpart will retail for $299.
One big omission on both devices, however, is Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android. Motorola says the devices will get the upgrade within the next two months, though it’s mildly embarrassing that the devices shipped without them to begin with.
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