We knew it was coming, and it was coming soon. But it wasn’t until today that Verizon dropped official word on The Motorola Droid RAZR MAX‘s price and availability. As rumored, this juiced up device will go for $ 299.99 on a 2-year contract, and it will be available starting January 26. (Yes, this Thursday).

We know many of you have recently purchased new phones (mostly over the holidays). The promise of such good battery life is luring, and it could be upsetting for early adopters to see this smartphone come just after they purchased their original Droid RAZR (or any other smartphone).

Motorola promises 21 hours of talk time on this smartphone. We will have to wait and see if the device is able to accomplish that, but we know one thing for sure: The battery life will probably be better than most phones. And Motorola has managed to stick this 3,300 mAh battery in a RAZR without the need to sacrifice aesthetics. The device is only about 2 mm thicker (8.99 mm) and almost double the battery.

Now that the Droid RAZR MAXX is just around the corner, it is hard to choose. Verizon currently has 3 major devices – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the HTC Rezound, and the Motorola Droid RAZR. These all have great specs. But the RAZR MAXX is sure to shake things up a bit.

If you’re still a fan of the Motorola Droid RAZR’s thin 7.1 mm body, you might also be pleased to hear that Verizon recently lowered its price. You can get the 16 GB OG RAZR for just $ 199.99 (Amazon has it for $ 169.99, for new lines). Not only that, but you get to pick between three fun colors: black, white and purple.

So, what will you be doing after Thursday? Is anyone signing up for the Droid RAZR MAXX? Are you getting/keeping another phone? And why?

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