Verizon’s Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX drops to $199; is RAZR HD coming?

May 15, 2012
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While it’s certainly not the snappiest Android smartphone out there, nor the most fashionable and it doesn’t come with a sensational screen either, the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX  has a big ace up its sleeve. We’re talking about the large 3300 mAh battery, which makes Verizon’s exclusive handheld the one with the highest economy, very easily beating the likes of the HTC One X or the iPhone 4S.

But if a strong battery wasn’t enough to make you want the RAZR MAXX, Verizon and Motorola have found a way to sweeten the deal for the 4.3″ powerhouse. Starting today, the phone is available for just $199.99 with a new two-year carrier agreement, which is a full $100 less than what the MAXX used to go for.

The unlocked version still goes for $649.99, which is a lot, even by high-end standards, but hopefully Motorola will think of slashing this price tag soon.

Aside from now being able to get your hands on one of the best Android phones for a decent price, the discount should be interpreted as good news from another couple of aspects.

First of all, the Droid RAZR, including the newly released version in blue, should get discounted too, with the current $199.99 price being simply ridiculous. The original Droid RAZR is practically identical with the RAZR MAXX , but doesn’t come with that phenomenal battery, so there’s no reason for both phones to be priced equally right?

Secondly, and more importantly, the price slashing for the RAZR MAXX might mean that a new phone will be released as a Motorola flagship device on Big Red soon enough. We’ve been hearing rumors about a possible RAZR HD, with a full HD screen, Android 4.0 and a 13-megapixel camera. However, Motorola has failed to provide any kind of clarifications on the matter.

Sure, the discount might have happened simply due to sales dropping and it could have no connection with an upcoming device’s release, but then again we think that this is highly unlikely for one reason: The RAZR MAXX is still a very popular gadget.

Verizon hasn’t announced if the MAXX’s new price is a definitive one or if it’s part of a promotion with an expiration date, but if I were you, I wouldn’t take the chance and head over to Big Red just yet.

How about it folks? Is $200 too much to ask for a stylish and snappy piece of Android technology capable of running for up to two weeks on a single charge? Will you be getting a RAZR MAXX or are you willing to wait for that unconfirmed-but-probable RAZR HD release?

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