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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx hitting Verizon on January 26

Verizon officially announced pricing for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Equipped with a beefed-up battery, the trim handset comes to stores January 26 for $299.99.

Verizon just made the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx ship date official. Enhanced with a big battery designed for maximum endurance, Android fans can scoop up the pricey $299.99 superphone in stores on January 26.

First unveiled at CES two weeks ago, the Droid Razr Maxx boasts a fat 3,300mAh battery pack yet still manages to keep a slim 0.35-inch silhouette.

The phone is really an evolved Droid Razr and features the same attributes that made the original handset compelling. These include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, big 4.3 inch Super AMOLED HD display, and 4G LTE data connection. An 8-megapixel main camera captures 1080p HD video, and a front-facing HD camera sits above the screen for video chat.

A hefty allotment of memory is bundled with the Razr Maxx as well; there's 16GB onboard, plus a 16GB microSD card comes factory-installed. Running the show is Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 but Verizon plans an upgrade to version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Big Red also claims the phone will dish out 21 hours of talk time. I can't wait to get a sample in to verify the Razr Maxx's longevity.