Update 1/26/12: The MAXX is now live on VZW (thanks, Vinoth):


If you were following along with us and the action of CES, then you undoubtedly caught the announcement of the Droid RAZR MAXX, an 8.99 mm thin beast packing a 3,300 mAh battery that will likely outlast you in terms of needing to recharge. While it is nearly 2 mm thicker than the original Droid RAZR, it is still incredibly thin for how long the battery lasts. It can supposedly blast through 21 hours of straight talk time, and considering the fact that any sane person doesn't talk on the phone for 21 hours straight, the battery will definitely keep you up and running during a day of heavy use.

Around the time of the announcement, we also caught wind of a supposed 1/26 release date, and Verizon confirmed that today. The phone will indeed be available in stores and online on January 26th, and will cost $299.99 with a new two-year agreement.

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Check the official press release below:

The DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola will be available on Jan. 26 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. At just 8.99 mm, the RAZR MAXX is the longest-lasting smartphone on the block and still impossibly thin. Customers can have a smartphone with the endurance to talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. Equipped with the same great features as the original DROID RAZR, customers can expect to rip through the Web at blazing speeds with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 195 markets.

Additional features:

Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Powerful 3300 mAh battery
8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable – customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts, as well as voice and video chat conferencing
32 GB memory – 16 GB on-board memory and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Brandon Lancaster
Brandon says he likes to live life on the edge. By that he means eating ice cream for breakfast and wearing house slippers to class. Aside from all of the ballsy action he partakes in, he's a mass communications student that spends much of his time studying or tinkering with his phone.

  • Sickenly

    Brandon Landcaster is on mass communications ignore list

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii


    • Brandon Lancaster

      Not sure what you mean, but there is no 'd' in my last name.

      • Norm

        Not sure what he means, but your whole second paragraph is a mess.

        "Around the time of its release, we also caught wind of a supposed release date of" - although I know what you mean, that is a horribly confusing sentence.

        And you're missing a word in the last sentence.

        • Cameron Summerson

          What word would that be?

        • Brandon Lancaster

          I agree that it needed rewording, Norm. The reason it was confusing was because the first instance of 'release' didn't fit. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

          It's fixed now, but I also don't know what the missing word could be.

  • Spydie

    Is ATT going to get it?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Highly doubtful.

  • kc

    I thought moto was done with all these BS phone releases this year

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm sure this one has been in the making for a while.

  • Joe Mama

    slim, large screen, massive battery, and ICS-upgradeable. this is one's mine when my plan is up for renewal in the next couple of weeks.

  • Lucian Armasu

    How is it that it's only now when they think about doing this? What changed?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      First they wanted to get slim and boast. Now they've done that. Pretty silly - this is what the RAZR should have been like from the beginning. But that it wouldn't be so... razor-thin.

  • Guenther

    will this phone be available without any contract also?

  • jet brooks

    Any hot new droid world phones in the works for Verizon?

  • Topgun

    Sigh, anyone else with the OG Razr (crap just over a month ago and its OG already) feel slighted by Verizon and Motorola? I mean our phones are just over 2 months old and replaced by a better one already. Really not digging Moto lately.

    • jas

      thats always the case. get over it. this is consumerism. you dont need the best phone always and with todays tech thats impossible.

      • Topgun

        No, but you want at least a part of you're monies worth. That puts value in a product and company name. When companies do this, they hurt themselves in the long run because people will not buy their product. They will wait a month or two after a launch. Or just go somewhere else.

        • HayabusaJames

          I have the razr, and I do NOT want any company to hold back development or the release of good tech that brings us forward.

          Stop thinking of yourself, and know that you are investing into the acceleration of great tech that we can all enjoy that much faster.

          So-what if they update faster and faster... isn't that a good thing? Who wants to wait 2 years and what if what you get after that wait sucked? We need to iterate faster and get to solutions faster! Let's push ahead people!

          Your turn will come back around to update when ever you want anyway. Sorry to sound harsh, I keep seeing people make such comments.

          I think it's ridiculous to hold advancement or solutions hostage by such selfish thinking.

        • Topgun

          @HayabusaJames Really? this is 33 days after I bought the phone. 6 month release cycle....is perfect. I can do 6 months. If I really want the upgrade, I will pay cash. BUT I am outside the holiday return policy by 10 days. So I/we are screwed. Innovation is great, but so is beta testing. How do you feel spending 300 bucks to be a beta tester and now people can get the real release? There is NO reason why they couldn't have put this battery in there in the first place. None. Except to have a bloated phone lineup. What if you bought a car brand new just released, then a month later they release a new version that gets twice the gas mileage for the same price?

        • Topgun

          I paid good money, I have everyone to bitch and complain. Companies will continue to take advantage and never listen to customers if people get complacent. Why do you think we don't have an unlocked bootloader yet? I bet Moto is waiting until that provision in the DMCA lapses that makes it illegal.

  • ?

    @HayabusaJames and how would you feel if all the companies worked like this? Then the hardware requirements would increase so fast that a month after you bought your phone it might no be able to run any of the good software out there.