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Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid RAZR M Hands-On

Motorola and Google announced today from New York City the “New Motorola.”  With that comes developer editions of phones which will enable modifications to the Android code, Jelly Bean on all phones by the end of the year and Jelly Bean upgrades of all phones released after 2011.  If your phone cannot be upgraded, you will be given a $100 credit.

Also with the New Motorola comes the whole new Droid RAZR Family for Verizon Wireless.  Chief among the family is the Droid RAZR HD.  With a 4.7 inch display, the screen has been enlarged without growing the actual size of the phone — in other words, there’s a much smaller bezel. The resolution was also dialed up to 78% more pixels than its predecessor and 85% more color saturation than an iPhone 4S, but, unfortunately, it’s still a PenTile display.  It has a dual-core processor, LTE support and a pre-installed Chrome browser that is 40% faster than the iPhone 4S with Safari.  The battery life is about 16 hours talk time with 2,500 mAh.

If you need longer batter life than that, however, look no further than the Droid RAZR MAXX.  The Droid RAZR Maxx is nearly identical in size, maybe a millimeter difference, but it can stream up to 27 hours of music, 10 hours of video and has 21 hours of talk time.  It also has extra memory space totaling up to 32GB.

The third member of the new RAZR family is the RAZR M.  This phone has a 4.3 inch borderless display and fits perfectly into your hand.  It has the same dual-core processor as the RAZR HD as well as other commonalities such as an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, NFC, a Kevlar back and a Gorilla Glass front.

Both the RAZR HD and MAXX will be available by the Holidays, and the M is available for pre-order today at 5:00 p.m. EST at only $99 with a new two-year Verizon contract.  It is a great deal for someone in the market for a small phone.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...