In what turned out to be a packed day for mobile companies, Verizon Wireless and Motorola have unveiled three new handsets – the Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr HD Maxx and Droid Razr M - at an event held in New York hours after the Nokia one.
The three handsets share a number of common features including the same chipset, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon, the MSM8960, clocked at 1.5GHz (which is very likely to be the same as on the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 given that all three support LTE), 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording and a front facing 1.3-megapixel one plus Kevlar and Corning Gorilla Glass on all three screens.
The three main differences are the battery capacity (3,300mAh on the Maxx, 2,530mAh on the Razr HD and 2,000mAh on the Razr M), the screen sizes/resolution (4.7in 1,280 x 720 for the Razr HD and 4in 960 x 540 for the Razr) and the storage capacity (32GB for the Maxx HD, 16GB for the Maxx and 8GB for the Razr M).
The extra battery only adds 1mm to the thickness of the Razr HD Maxx and allows up to 27 hours streaming over LTE, 10 hours of video and 21 hours talktime.
Motorola confirmed at the event that all three devices will run on Jelly Bean by the end of the year. Worth noting as well that there’s no Motoblur on either on the handsets but a number of “customized tweaks” according to a spokesperson.