If new reports are to be believed, Motorola's forthcoming smartphone, the Droid Razr Maxx, will be made available to customers by Jan. 26.

An announcement on the Motorola Web site's landing page that previously said: Available 1/26, from Motorola and Verizon has now been changed to: Available soon, from Motorola and Verizon.

The manufacturer had declined to announce a firm launch date for the device until Droid Life noticed the announcement and the change in announcement on the Web site.

The 4.3-inch smartphone will run on the Android 2.3.5 or Gingerbread OS and will be powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. The Razr Maxx will sport a primary 8 megapixel 3264x2448 pixels camera, with autofocus, LED-flash and video capture capabilities of 1080p at 30fps. There will be a secondary 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

The device will have 16GB of onboard memory, which can be further extended to 32GB via a microSD card.

The phone will be priced at $299 on a two-year contract.