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Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr HD Maxx & Razr M launched; same chip as Nokia Lumia 920?

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 (opens in new tab) 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).

(opens in new tab)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.

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Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.