Verizon announces Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx, which is a Droid RAZR to the max

Droid_razr_maxxI used to complain about manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, and Samsung using the Droid brand on so many of their devices. It used to be just a nuisance to consumers, but now it's getting out of control: I'd like to introduce you to the Motorola Droid RAZR . . . Maxx.

Regardless of the same name and similar design between the two, the RAZR Maxx is Motorola's newest Android phone and it will be headed to Verizon within the next few weeks. What's different from its older sister isn't quite apparent from the outside, but it's always what's on the inside that counts. 

The word "Maxx" in the new device's name actually represents its much-improved battery life, which achieves a phenomenal 21 hours of talk time! And if you think that a better battery would make for a much thicker design, you're (thankfully) mistaken: versus the original Droid RAZR's 7.1mm thickness, the new RAZR comes in at just 8.9mm, which is still thinner than the iPhone 4/4S.

The original Droid RAZR's price will be slashed to $199 on contract, but that's simply to make room for the newest addition to Big Red's portfolio, as it comes with a $299 price tag.

It looks to be a fantastic phone, and even at the same price as the Galaxy Nexus, I wouldn't be so fast to judge against the Maxx. 

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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