Despite the supposed “death grip” issues that should have pushed back the releases of the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD until after Black Friday, it now seems that Verizon is all ready to put the duo up for grabs.
According to “several sources” close to Droid-Life, Big Red has “begun training” for both devices and will launch them as soon as next week, on the 18th. None of the two devices is currently listed on Verizon’s website as coming soon or available for pre-order though, so we wouldn’t get our hopes too high.
The carrier is also stubbornly keeping the old Razr and Razr Maxx prices high (despite “special deals” from other retailers), so there’s still a good chance that the rumors are false or that Verizon will only start taking pre-orders for the new Moto high-end phones on October 18 with the actual launch happening later on.
Another scenario would have only the Razr HD launch next week, considering that the phone is already up for grabs in Canada, so the antenna issues should have been solved by now. In that case, either the Razr HD Maxx encountered more severe signal problems than its “cousin” (although that doesn’t really make sense), or Moto simply needs more time to work on the monster phone.
In any case, Verizon’s pricing for the new Droid Razr duo seems to be almost set in stone. The Razr HD is therefore expected to go for $199.99, while the Maxx HD should start at $299.99 (both prices with two-year contracts). Rogers does have the Razr HD up for sale for as low as $99.99, but the Canadian carrier is asking adopters of the phone to pen a lengthier 3-year contract.
And talking about Rogers, we should tell you that the Razr HD is still only available from the carrier’s brick and mortar stores. No news on when the phone will become available online, but before anything you should know that Motorola Canada is currently holding a Twitter contest offering a free Razr HD LTE to a lucky follower. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is tell Moto how you would take advantage of the phone’s “all-day battery” by using the #Alldaybattery hashtag. Good luck!