Verizon Wireless And Motorola Add Three New And Exclusive 4G LTE DROID RAZR™ Smartphones

Verizon Wireless let us know about three new exclusive Motorola smartphones in the RAZR series. See article below.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility today announced that they are adding three new and exclusive smartphones, DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD, to the DROID RAZR by Motorola family on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

All three devices offer the power and reliability that customers have come to expect from Motorola and Verizon Wireless.  DROID devices give customers speed, power and revolutionary technology, while the RAZR design delivers a thin, compact device built with strong, top-of-the-line materials and long-lasting battery life.  The new smartphones are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, giving customers the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web and also access the blazingly fast speeds that cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.  With three brand new options, this lineup has something for everyone.

DROID RAZR M: The Full-Screen PhoneDROID RAZR M

DROID RAZR M is an unbelievably compact smartphone that puts the world in the palm of your hand with an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display.  Customers will be amazed with the DROID RAZR M’s design, which is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR, yet includes the same size display, making it the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone.

DROID RAZR M also features powerful Web browsing capabilities by combining Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with the speeds of Chrome for Android mobile browser for an unrivaled mobile Web experience.

The DROID RAZR M’s SMARTACTIONS feature maximizes battery efficiency with every charge, allowing customers to browse the Web and watch videos without worrying about draining their device’s battery.

DROID RAZR HD

DROID RAZR HD: Performance and Power

Building on the DROID RAZR legacy, the new DROID RAZR HD expands the innovation with a new 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display that allows movies, photos, magazines and even websites to appear with vivid clarity.  DROID RAZR HD provides customers with 78 percent more pixels for a more vibrant display and features 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR.

The viewdini app is at its best with the HD display and 4G LTE speeds to watch movies, television shows and other video content.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  The viewdini app can be downloaded from Google Play.

 

DROID RAZR MAXX HD: Long Live the Battery DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Packed with the same leading features as DROID RAZR HD, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD raises the industry standard for battery life with 32 hours of normal use.  The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is remarkably thin, yet packs sufficient battery power for 13 hours of straight video playback, enough to watch a movie trilogy without needing a charge.  Customers also have enough battery life to talk the day away with up to 21 hours of continuous talk time or browse the Web on 4G LTE for up to a full eight hours.

A Trilogy of Premium Design, Speed and Features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas.
  • Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more
  • Quick Settings can be accessed directly from the home screen so customers can easily manage their volume profile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS and more
  • Enhanced Help Guides provide interactive tutorials, help topics and tips to become a DROID RAZR expert
  • Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 205 countries
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security and data encryption, remote wipe, complex password support, IPsec multi-headed VPN client and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting
  • NFC-enabled so customers can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR® fiber and water-repellent nanocoating
  • microSDcard slot with support for up to 32 GB

The new DROID RAZRs run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by end of 2012) and come with the best of Google Mobile Services, including:

  • Chrome  for Android, giving a personalized Web experience
  • Google Play, apps and games, millions of books and songs, thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Google Maps for Android (Beta) for voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions
  • Voice Actions for Android, letting customers control their phones with their voice
  • Google+, which can automatically upload photos to a private album online
  • YouTube, watch videos in stunning HD, Preload subscribed channels or individual videos and the YouTube app will automatically download videos over Wi-Fi while the phone is charging – making them ready to watch in an instant

Pricing and Availability:

  • DROID RAZR M will be available for pre-order starting today, September 5th, at 5 p.m. ET at http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidrazrm and will be available on September 13th in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.comfor the introductory price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The DROID RAZR M will be available in either Black or White.
    • DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available before the holidays. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Black.
    • Customers who purchase a DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD or DROID RAZR MAXX HD will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan. Share Everything Plans allow customers to add smartphones to their account for $40 monthly access. For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE Featuring Beats Audio Available July 5

HTC IncredibleVerizon Wireless let us know that the Droid Incredible 4G LTE with Beats Audio will be available July 5th.

According to the Verizon Wireless  blog:

 

Whether listening to music on Slacker Radio or watching the latest video from your favorite artist on YouTube, for many their smartphone is the go to spot for tunes.

With the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, those songs will sound even better thanks to Beats Audio technology.

Beats Audio provides a rich and authentic sound across the entire mobile experience whether listening to music or playing a game. The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will be released on Thursday, July 5. Cost is $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate debit card with a two-year contract and data plan.

Additional features:

Lifestyle features:

  • Authentic Sound: Customers will benefit from Beats Audio, an enhanced auto tuning technology that allows users to hear music the way the artist intended. Beats Audio is incorporated across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound and whether watching a video or playing a game, customers are sure to be impressed with the sound quality.
  • Read Later: Active readers who are constantly on-the-go can use the Read Later feature to save online content, such as news articles and website pages, to view later, even when they are offline.
  • Android Beam: Sharing YouTube videos, Google Maps locations and more with others is faster and easier than ever with Android Beam.  Android Beam is as simple as tapping two compatible phones together for users to instantly share information.

Additional features: 

  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD memory card

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich: Global Ready

Verizon Wireless let us know the following:

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Motorola RAZR MAXX

The DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will be the first 4G LTE smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network to be Global Ready.
The upgrade, which will begin on June 22, will also upgrade all smartphones in the DROID RAZR family to the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

 

Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device. It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.

 

Customers can use the front camera to video chat with friends and family to share summer stories or even just to wave hello. The new Video Calling icon makes it easy to access video chatting apps like ooVoo and Tango.

 

The upgrade also enhances the voice input technology, typing your words as you speak emails or texts. Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input.

 

As a Global Ready device, customers with the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX will be able to have voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan.

 

Additional information on the ICS upgrade can be found on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.

Verizon Wireless Motorola Razr MAXX

Motorola RAZR MAXXFor my second installment on the Motorola Razor MAXX. After having a week or so to evaluate this phone, I have to say Motorola and Verizon Wireless have down it again. The MAXX not only looks good, but performs like a champ. The touch screen reacts very well, doesn’t miss a beat. Very easy to expand and shrink the screen with two fingers. The picture is crystal clear.
Another great feature of the MAXX is on the unlock screen. You can go straight to the camera without having to open the phone and then find your shortcut. Once in camera mode, you can switch between still shots and movie camera without leaving the app. The native browser runs very smooth, better than my Droid X. I am very pleased with the MAXX. Below are the spec’s for the MAXX. To purchase the MAXX head over to Verizon Wireless

Motorola RAZR MAXX

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Camera

  • 8.0MP camera with launch from lock screen
  • Front Facing HD Webcam (1.3 MP, 720p HD video recording)

Video

  • 1080p HD Video capture with image stabilization (Rear Camera)
  • 1080p HDMI Mirror Mode output to your HDTV or monitor
  • Gallery App with access to your images as well as photos & comments from your social networks
  • My Gallery App with access to your images, MotoCast™ videos and images, as well as photos & comments from your social networks

Music

  • Music App offers Podcast, Internet Radio, LastFM integration
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • MotoCast lets you stream your music (including your iTunes and Windows Media Player playlists) from your home or work computers

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® Stereo Wireless Technology
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (Profiles supported: HRM Heart Rate Monitor, GATT/ATT Attribute Profiles, GAP Generic Access)
  • Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR (Profiles supported: HFP 1.5, AVRCP 1.4 (CT), HSP 1.2, A2DP 1.2, PBAP, HID, MAP, PAN–NAP, OPP, DUN, SPP, GAVDP, AVDTP, AVCTP)

Web

  • Mobile Hotspot Capable (Supports up to 8 devices on 4G & up to 5 devices on 3G
  • MotoCast™ app for remotely streaming or downloading files from your computers to your DROID RAZR MAXX
  • Backup Assistant +, Visual Voice Mail, Verizon Video, VCAST Tones, VZ Navigator, My Verizon Mobile
  • Webtop app lets you multitask on a larger screen, with a full Firefox browser, keyboard and mouse
  • Full Suite of Google Apps incl.: Google Maps with Street View, Places and Latitude; Google Talk with Video Chat; Gmail; Google Books; YouTube™; Google Calendar
  • 1000’s of apps &100’s of widgets available on Android Market
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Capable
  • Webkit 5 HTML Browser, Adobe Flash
  • Photo Sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Picasa , Photobucket®
  • Over the Air Software Updates

Communication

  • Smart Actions app for extending battery life and automating everyday tasks
  • FIPS 140–2 compliant; Government–grade encryption for Email, Calendar, and Contacts
  • Citrix Receiver, available in Webtop, for remote desktop virtualization & access
  • Advanced security features including device and SD card encryption
  • Integrated Google, Exchange, Facebook,Twitter & LinkedIn Contacts
  • Push Email Support: Gmail & MS Exchange & Yahoo Mail
  • IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, and AOL Mail also supported.
  • Unified Google Calendar & Corporate Calendar (supports Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 protocols)
  • Bilingual Interface: English/Espanol
  • aGPS capable for E911 emergency location, sGPS, GLONASS
  • Voice Commands
  • Virtually limitless contacts (limited only by 16GB on–board memory)
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T3

Verizon Wireless Motorola RAZR MAXX Review

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Motorola RAZR MAXX

Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send us a Motorola RAZR MAXX to evaluate.  First impression, this phone is fast. I currently have a Droid X from Motorola, and after about 1.5 years of faithful service, the Droid performs great, but when I got my hands on the RAZR MAXX, I realized how slow my phone is.  One of the things I use my current phone for is pictures of my kids. The thing that is frustrating about the Droid X is the amount of time it takes to boot up the camera.  On the RAZR MAXX, not only can you unlock the phone straight to the camera, it is almost instantaneously ready for a picture.  I have used plenty of phones in the past but none as fast as this one.

The 4G connection to the internet is also outstanding.  I have been a 3G user since my Droid X and this one is outstanding.

Here is a brief list of the hardware that makes this phone so fast.

MEMORY
16 GB internal; 16 GB microSD card pre-installed
ACCELEROMETER
Yes
NETWORKS
CDMA800, CDMA1900, LTE B13 700
PROCESSOR SPEED
Dual-Core 1.2GHz , Dual-Channel RAM Processor
REMOVABLE MEMORY
supports up to 32 GB microSD
SENSORS
Proximity, ambient light, eCompass, battery temp, Accelerometer
Tune in tomorrow for more features and reviews of this amazing phone.