Putting rumors of a Droid RAZR M to rest, Motorola Mobility has updated its Verizon Wireless smartphone offerings with three models, in the biggest product announcement since the company was acquired by Google in May. The Droid RAZR M is launching today, while the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD will debut later this year.
The most notable of the trio is the RAZR M, which first surfaced last week thanks to a spec leak, now has the official nod from the manufacturer. The smartphone sports a 4.3-inch display that extends from edge to edge, lacking the typical bezel along the side; a characteristic that the iPhone 5 is also said to have.
Packing a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the handset comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, though the device is equipped with a microSD slot for additional space. Featuring global roaming capabilities, an NFC chip and dual cameras, including an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 3-megapixel front-facing one, the RAZR M is currently selling for $99 with a two-year contract.
Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD
Rounding out Motorola’s announcement are the RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD, two souped up versions of previous models that will hit shelves before the holidays. With both devices set to boast 4.7-inch HD displays, the company touts that the RAZR HD can deliver up to 10 hours of battery life when playing movies or television shows, while the Droid RAZR Maxx HD will push battery life further, providing up to 13 hours of video playback or 32 hours based on what the company calls “average use.”
While no pricing was mentioned for either of these models, all three devices will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and will ship with Android 4.0, though are said to see a tasty update from Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” by the end of the year.