The smartphone is already available in Canada via Rogers
Motorola Mobility has just announced the immediate availability of the RAZR HD LTE in Canada via Rogers. The phone is exclusive to this carrier, so customers who are already tied by other operators will have to wait a bit longer until the exclusivity period ends (if any).Although the smartphone is exclusive to Rogers in Canada that doesn’t mean that other carriers in other countries won’t be able to offer it.
The folks over at Droid-Life have just confirmed with sources close to the matter that Motorola RAZR HD will be launched in the United States through Verizon Wireless on October 18.
This was to be expected as Motorola and Verizon have a long time partnership, so we can safely assume the smartphone will be released in the following weeks as DROID RAZR HD.
In the same piece of news, Verizon is rumored to release the DROID RAZR MAXX HD as well, possibly on the same date.
Customers who want to purchase the regular DROID RAZR HD will have to come up with $199.99 USD and commit to a new two-year agreement. Motorola DORID RAZR MAXX HD will go on sale for a whopping $299.99 USD price and with a new two-year contract.
The reason why the DROID RAZR MAXX HD is much more expensive than the basic model is the fact that it comes with a high-capacity 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide users with up to 25 days of standby time.
Other than that, both DROIDs are pretty much the same when it comes to hardware configuration. It is also worth mentioning that the smartphones will be shipped with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, but will receive a Jelly Bean update soon.
Obviously, this information needs to be taken with a grain of salt until Verizon goes live with official announcements, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.