By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 07, 2012 09:18 AM EDT
Motorola Mobility unveiled three new smartphones in the Droid Razr family on Sept. 5, marking its first major product launch since it was acquired by Google. The new range of smartphones includes the full-screen Motorola Razr M, the Droid Razr HD, and the Droid Razr Maxx HD.
All three handsets run on Android and are "built with top-of-the-line materials, are small in size, big on battery life, and packed to the gills with the best experiences Google had to offer." Each of them packs a powerful dual-core processor, and runs on Verizon Wireless's LTE network.
Motorola Droid Razr M
The Motorola Razr M comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced edge-to-edge display. It is the first one to go on sale, arriving on Verizon's 4G LTE network in the U.S. with a $99.99 price tag on a two-year contract. The full-screen smartphone will also arrive "soon" to consumers in Asia and the Pacific before launching in other countries. It will be available in black or white versions, and its battery will reportedly last 40 percent longer than its main rival, Apple's iPhone 4S.
Motorola Droid Razr HD
The Razr HD, touted as the "most compact smartphone in its class," sports a larger 4.7-inch HD screen claiming to offer 50 percent more pixels-per-inch (ppi) than a typical HD TV. With a clear focus on battery life on its new phones, Motorola claims the Razr HD will last up to 10 hours of watching video, or six hours of surfing the Web. The Razr HD is "coming soon" to consumers in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America, but the company has yet to detail pricing and exact availability. The Droid Razr HD will also come in black or white color options, and Verizon Wireless will offer a 4G model in the U.S.
Droid Razr Maxx HD
The Droid Razr Maxx HD offers the same functionality as the Razr HD, but provides even more battery life. The phone reportedly lasts for up to 32 hours of performance, 13 hours of video playback, 10 hours of HD YouTube content, or 8 hours of surfing the Web. In the U.S., the Razr Maxx HD will be available on Verizon before Christmas, but Motorola will provide more details on exact availability and pricing closer to launch.
All three Android-powered smartphones come with access to Google services, including the Google Play apps market, Chrome for Android, YouTube, Google Maps, and other. A Jelly Bean upgrade is in the cards after launch.
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