Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Launches On Verizon For $299; Amazon Wireless Prefers A Closer Shave, Drops Price To $199

In case you hadn’t heard, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX launched on Verizon today. There’s been plenty of coverage of the device leading up to today so there weren’t any surprises and everything went off without a hitch. Those interested can head over to Verizon Wireless and purchase a new 3300mAh RAZR for $299.99 (the same price the original DROID RAZR was just 2 months ago). I’ve been quite bothered by what Motorola and Verizon did with the DROID RAZR and the extended battery that they are calling the MAXX, but I’ve got some news that makes me feel a bit better about the whole situation.

Amazon has gone ahead and done me proud by launching the RAZR MAXX for $199 on the same day Verizon has launched it for $100 more. Hopefully anyone even considering the MAXX will pass on Verizon all together and take their business to Amazon, who clearly understands the pains of our wallets. While I still don’t see a reason why anyone would even consider the MAXX — when Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $99 — everyone’s entitled to their own purchases. So if you’ve been wanting the DROID RAZR MAXX, I suggest you grab it from Amazon and save yourself a Benjamin.