Previous rumors pointed to a possible October 18 release for Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and it appears that these rumors were accurate.
Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that both DROIDs will go on sale next week for $199.99 USD and $299.99 USD, respectively. Obviously, both deals require customers to commit to a new two-year agreement.
Furthermore, the carrier mentions the DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White color options and have 16 GB internal storage.
On the other hand, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available only in Black and have 32 GB internal storage.
However, both smartphones pack microSD card slot, so users will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB. In addition, Verizon also confirmed that both new DROID RAZRs offered full 4G LTE support and are Global Ready.
Unfortunately, the smartphone will be shipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, though Motorola promised a Jelly bean upgrade would be available at some point.
According to Verizon, the new DROIDs come with Chrome for Android pre-installed, along with Circles Widget, which makes it easy to view battery life, text notifications, missed calls or weather updates, as well as Android Beam and SMARTACTIONS.
Hardware-wise, both smartphones are similar with one exception, the battery. The DROID RAZR HD is powered by a 2530 mAh Li-Ion battery, whereas the DROID RAZR MAXX HD packs a high-capacity 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Each DROID is equipped with a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Both smartphones offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication) and microUSB.
Last but not least, the handset boast 8-megapixel rear cameras with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras for video calls.