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DROID RAZR MAXX on the Way? Is This the HD Version of the RAZR?

At this point, if a week has gone by and a new Motorola phone hasn’t been outed, then there is something wrong. As an Android OEM, no one seems to pump out devices faster than these guys. So when a new device was found in EXIF data over at Picasa, that could be their follow-up to the recently released DROID RAZR, dubbed the RAZRMAX, we are not surprised at all.

Little is known about the phone, but when you see “DROID” mixed into the name, you know it’s headed to Verizon. Since we saw two new HD screened RAZR-esque phones announced for China just last week, one could assume that one of them may end up as the RAZRMAX here in the states. “MAX” as a word in general, gives off an impression of “bonus” or “upgraded” which would fit in perfectly with an HD screen. Or could it be a bigger battery? Tough to tell from EXIF data. 

Oh, and to add to this theory, look no further than the software it’s running:  Spyder. Name sound familiar? It’s the code name we outed back in August that ended up being the DROID RAZR. I’d say we may be looking at the first HD Motorola device on Big Red.

Since July, we have seen the DROID 3, Bionic, RAZR, DROID 4, two XOOM 2s, and now a RAZRMAX all on Verizon. Can you say “flooded?” How do you feel about all of this, Motorola phone owners?

Via:  PocketNow

  • hillbilly

    Motorola still makes the best phones. No matter what is said Motoo quality still can’t be equaled let alone surpassed. The hardware and overall quality is head and shoulders above the rest. Nothing is worse than a device that feels like it’s straight out of Toys R Us. Motorola, at least produces a product that looks and feels like an adult device. Most of the rest make them as cheap as possible as far as build quality and hardware then put new software on them and push them out the door.

    I think Moto is and always has been . Google, having their hands in it now, may seriously hurt Motorola ‘s quality. I hope Google stays out of the phone engineering. Some of us need a phone that will stand up to a little abuse and has a radio that can work outside of a city limit.

  • Joe

    This is the reason why I decided to WAIT before upgrading my DROID 2 Global to the Droid BIONIC and then decided to WAIT before upgrading to the Droid RAZR.  LOL.  I know I can’t wait forever and technology will always be superseded by the next iteration… I may pick up the RAZR MAXX after following the blogs on it for a while.  We’ll see.

  • Ksdentalast

    I like it, i was going for the razr but i am going to hold out for the razrmax
    I can not wait

  • N417

    um guys ive seen the Verizon phone thing and ive dont alot of research about it before the fone came out they always were planing another one to come out its just going to be white this razrmax is a rues i think its going to be like iphone black and white models from what i understand but maybe they will do a battery upgrade for the whole model but who knows unlike ppl angry at all the fones i like selection to choice from instead of one fone…
     

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  • T7

    Probably doesn’t ship with ICS. But then again a phone with inoperative hardware buttons and dealing with a much smaller screen now that the buttons are on screen is just now wasted space as well.

  • This is getting ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone needs to calm down a little.  Everyone is waiting on the Nexus so they are just bashing any and every phone out there. This phone may not show up for another 6 months anyways

  • Dominick DeVito

    2010 Quote, Sanjay Jha.  “(Droid) sales are going extremely well. If I could build more I’d sell more,…”

    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/09/motorola-droid-sales-extremely-strong/

    • T7

      Build more defective ones Sanjay. And have them return more as well.

  • Dpry3580

    Got my Razr last night at Costco. 289. Came with a MASSIVE free bonus accessory bundle: HD dock with wall charger, micro HDMI cable, leather case, car charger, screen protectors, and portable charger (external battery that plugs into the charge port). 90 day return policy at Costco. No restock fee. In case the super duper Razr max2 replaces it in a week.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Nice. All that included? All you’re missing is…

      an HD screen.

      /ouch

      • Anonymous

        You think an HD screen is necessary on a phone, how sad.

        • Dominick DeVito

          As a matter of fact, yeah I do – at this point, with phones releasing every 8 minutes you need to find specs that make some stand out.

          720p resolutions will be the norm for half of 2012, then I’m sure we’ll see better resolutions afterwards. Besides, it’s the one thing you stare at every time you pick up your phone. I personally prefer having a nice screen over camera quality or benchmarks. I find all new Samsung phones to have brilliant displays, unlike the dreaded mess they call qHD screens on the Razr, Bionic, Atrix, X2.

          I bought an X2 and found the display to be the worst I’ve ever seen on any piece of equipment I ever witnessed. Returned in later that same day.

          • Anonymous

            Hilarious, I challenge you to explain why you need a 720p screen on your phone. You like staring at your screen with bifocals to look at the pixels? No one gave a crap until Apple made a huge f*cking deal about their stupid high resolution screen and now surprise surprise, everyone just has to have a screen with a ridiculous resolution that serves no purpose other than to brag about. Yeah, the Droid’s screen was such a piece of shit because it wasn’t HD. *rolleyes

            I bet you haven’t even looked at the Razr’s screen, it’s better than the Super AMOLED screens on Samsung’s Galaxy S phones that everyone raved about, now that HD screens are available ZOMG anything less is trash!!1!11 Herp derp.

  • Feetballz

    This would seriously piss me off as I JUST purchased a Razr. Besides the camera, it needs a better screen.

  • Alexander Garcia

    RAZR owners will now feel the Bionic owners’ pain!  SMH

  • Manuel Olague

    At first I thought that the speed at which Motorola puts out new devices was impressing, but when I found out the Droid 4 was coming out just months after the Droid 3 was released and those pictures of the RAZR HD leaked in less then a week after the RAZR launch day I realized that it’s not impressive, it’s f*cking ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      The Droid 3 came out 6 months ago which has been Motorola’s release schedule until recently.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Yeah and it worked so well for them. They sold how many D3s?

        • Anonymous

          A decent amount from what I hear, actually.  Just because something may not be hyped as the latest and greatest doesn’t mean it sucks or even that it didn’t sell well.  Fact of the matter is the D3 was the best phone with a keyboard on Verizon for those 6 months.

  • Anonymous

    You guys just got Bionic’d!

  • I am upset because The Bionic which was supposed to be the Ruler of all Machines and 2 weeks later its being out done by its own Company. If i had money for a new phone i would take my Bionic and throw it at Motos Headquarters with a note that says “Kinda the Ruler of all Machines”

  • Nightcrawler6791

    I’m switching to an iPhone when my contract ends. I have had a droid x and has functioned well until the last update, now it freezes and have to do a battery pull once a week. Going to wait until all these companies stop making crap and selling them like it the best thing out there. Please slow down and make a few phones that work flawlessly.

  • angelface77

    Moto is releasing a lot of devices now. I would love to see them release 3 or 4 devices a year.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, to fu ck people over who are locked on a 2 year contract by releasing a better phone only a couple of months after, kinda of like what they already are doing.

      • Justin Kos

        you dont need a new device every 6 months btw

        • Anonymous

          you misunderstood. i meant when people buy a phone they are stuck with it on a 2 year contract, and then moto goes ahead and releases something better a couple of months later, obviously people are going to be pissed at that. other companies don’t do this, they wait longer before releasing devices like these.

  • Anonymous

    of course, typical moto. releasing something better then the razr to piss people off who actually bought it. to think this time i thought they would atleast wait this time.

  • Dbarden31

    Wow…makes me pissed I bought the Razr. Good way to make your customers feel appreciated.

  • Anonymous

    If the mobile industry were a red light area.. motorola would be the top w h o r e.

  • richard melcher

    Every time a new phone gets announced I weigh the odds that it will be released before the Galaxy Nexus. Right now I might win my bet with the Droid 4. I think Verizon really hates the nexus because it has an unlocked boot loader and they don’t get to make any extra profit by loading it up with bloatware.

    • Stewie

      Adn I love to point out that the fact that the G-Nex is unlocked places moto in the large eared lying spotlight. VZ made them do it …. Then why not for the G-Nex? Liars, and they screw their own customer base over and over, moving on to the G-Nex

  • Anonymous

    What’s the rush on putting on phones damn each supplier should 4-6 quality phones( meaning bug free) a year. All this does is create buyers remorse.

    • angelface77

      I agree with you.

  • Ecrunion

    I’d imagine if this is legit and it makes it through testing, we’ll see this debut at CES in a little over a month.  But then again, who knows how long it’ll take to release to the public.  Maybe Moto will hold it back and release it with ICS installed. 

    Anyway, as a Bionic owner, the Razr release didn’t bother me at all, as I planned on my next phone to have an HD screen.  This however, if it really has an HD screen, could be very tempting.  I just can’t stand having to pay full retail (600-700+) for a dang phone. 

  • Sdg7

    I literally burst’d out laughing, moto is busting out these phones like there is no tomorrow. Oh and obligatory “I bet we see this before the Nexus” comment. 

  • Keii Graham

    “We haven’t released a new phone in nearly 72 hours, what are we paying our engineers for?”

  • Anonymous

    “So when a new device was found in EXIF data over at Picasa, that could be their follow-up to the recently released DROID RAZR, dubbed the RAZRMAX, we are not surprised at all.”
    Sentence needs restructuring and correct grammar. SMH…

  • Gunther

    If only Motorola spent as much time fixing the problems with its phones, thanks to that crap they call Blur, and less time pumping out slightly modified versions of old phones, then maybe their company wouldn’t have had to sell itself off to Google to survive.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      It didn’t sell itself off, Google bought it for its patents.

  • Anonymous

    I seriously think that Moto is really trying to get rid of all their pet projects before Google takes over. This is a good thing for us the consumer more choices. Could this be the device I read about in the summer that will be out by the holidays! Hhhmmm I wonder, but I doubt it. Back then it was mention/rumored that it would be a  quadcore device, but for the looks of things quadcores are coming in 2012. I’ve been due for an upgrade since July, now waiting for the feaking G-Nexus all these devices are coming out. I think I will skip the G-Nexus if this one comes out within the next 2.5 months. What’s the point of getting the G-Nexus when a newer and most likely better phone will be out. I really don’t care about the Nexus been first in line to get the next version of Android updates. For that I would turn to CM9. They did extended the life of my OG Droid and my patience. When I felt the OG Droid was getting sluggish I flash CM7 on it and gave it a second chance on life. I didn’t get the Bionic because the D-Razr n G-Nexus weren’t that far away from been released. Let this one have at least a dual core 1.5ghz processor, 4.5″ 720 HD display and ofcourse LTE and I would jump on this one. By the looks of things it looks like stable Roms for ICS will be out before the G-Nexus is released on VZW. Then again the Droid RazrMax might come out  of the box with ICS, even though I see on the software it is listed as 2.3.6. They should leave it in the oven until they get ICS on it…

    • Dominick DeVito

      Google isn’t taking Moto over, they acquired them for their patents. Once they obtain them they will sell off the hardware manufacturing, or simply leave them as is. 

  • zUFC

    every compnay keep pumping out new phones as fast as you want!!!!!!

    We have suffered with Verizons lack of phones for years. Now we can finally have good ones.

    who’s complaining saying “stop”? are you nuts ????

    Keep going and going

    • Anonymous

      You will be once updates stop 3 months down the road and you are stuck with bug ridden phones.

      • Anonymous

        Nice magical crystal ball, can you tell me the winning lottery numbers?

        • Anonymous

          I could but ya know I never really liked any of your movies and think I will keep the numbers to my self. No need letting some d-bag of the forums in on my magic=P

          • Anonymous

            Then I’ll just have to hunt you down.

          • Anonymous

            good luck=)(taken voice)

        • Dominick DeVito

           *Shoot* the *glass! 

  • Anonymous

    Some sites are saying that it’s a thicker Razr that packs a bigger battery.  Cool if you want to sacrifice the thin form factor for more battery life, especially if you don’t have access to a charger.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve used Moto since the original Razr, had it for 6 years, then bought the OG when it came out and still have it, I’ve been a Moto fan for nearly 10 years now.  I have to wonder what they’re doing right now, putting out so many phones when they could put out 1 or 2 incredible devices each year.  We all know they’re capable, but just constantly putting out new phones the quality has to be lacking because you can’t possibly spend enough time/R&D on each device for them to be worth the 2 year upgrade.  

  • Slim47

    THEY NEED TO GET RID OF THAT STUPID HUMP ON THE BACK , BEFORE I WOULD LOOK AT ANY OF THEIR PHONES

  • Dam, Verizon is killing the competiton with new phones

    • Dominick DeVito

      More like Moto cannibalization of themselves

  • Adam Wiggins

    “How do you feel about all of this, Motorola phone owners?”

    I feel okay with it.  But, of course, I’ll be replacing my DX with a G’Nex 🙂

  • @EMAW_29

    I’m a VZW salesman, love MOTOR, favorite android phones by far but, dammit, it makes my job annoying sometimes!!

  • Boblevel

    I’ll happily buy a Moto Nexus phone, but I won’t support another Moto/VZW locked down device.

  • They’re advancing the tech way too fast – It almost feels forced – each product is only slightly, if at all, better than the previous. They need to put some serious time into a device and get everything correct in one shot including the best screen, camera, size, etc

    • its called corporations trying to squeeze out every bit of money you have in your pocket.

    • RaptorOO7

      This is what Apple has done for years and years and their followers don’t seem to mind lol.

  • Anonymous

    I remember a time back in mid summer when all DL-ers complained about the Bionic not yet being out due to delays and the lack of blockbuster phones on VZW. Now that the narrative has flipped, the complains continue, WTF?

    • Antonym

      Having an announcement to actual release being long is not the opposite of releasing phones continuously.

    • Anonymous

      They find any reason to complain, gotta have something to do!

      • Dominick DeVito

        I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way… so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life. We can go any way you want it. You can walk out of here or be carried out. But have no illusions. We are in charge. So, decide now, each of you. And please remember: we have left nothing to chance. 

        • Anonymous

          Hans took a nosedive off a building and won’t be with us any longer.

          • Dominick DeVito

            🙂

      • angelface77

        Vito is a cool bambino, but he cries more than my little sisters lol, not only here but in other blogs too.

  • Q

    hahahaha.. reminds me of that best buy commercial… “I JUST GOT THIS ONE!!!!!”

    • John

      You got the wrong phone, sillyhead!

    • Anonymous

      what is a bieber? lol

  • will it make the bezle bigger

  • SomeGuy

    Isn’t this the Chinese version?

  • Lmrojas

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha wow this is just stupid. If it wasn’t for android I would just buy an iPhone. I wonder if I can run Ics on an up iphone 4s

  • Anonymous

    RAZRMAX?  Sounds like a trimmer for mysterious lady parts areas.

    • Calculatorwatch

      Haha I like it. I really think Apple should steal the naming convention and put out the MAXiPad.

  • Anonymous

    Max (imum battery loss). 

  • Nsbjj

    My birthday in the summer and my upgrade is due.  Should I get the Droid 12, Droid X7 or Droid RAZRAwesomeMaxxExtremeDeluxe?  Maybe the Galaxy Nexus will be release by then as well?

  • motorola is at it again… instead of releasing a show stopping phone every half year, or even quarter… they decide to release incrementally better phones every month…

  • Bunie

    Razrmax? XyBoard? Im officially never buying a Moto device again.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    If you dont want it dont buy it, and they will stop making them. If people keep buying their phones they will keep selling them.

    • Guest

      You trying to make a point bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • guest

          you like dick bro?

          • Guest

            you say you suck dick bro?

          • notGuestorguest

            What is this, a dickfest?

          • you like dickfest bro? 

          • Guest

            HA!

    • Marlan

      I’m pretty sure most people don’t buy these phones for the full retail price and just wait till their upgrade date to buy a new phone. So maybe Motorola really won’t sell very many phones. One example would be, the Bionic sold a lot and then every phone afterward for about a year will have very low sales. Or the Droid 1 sold a lot and sales for the Droid 2 and 3 weren’t that great but then the Droid 4 sells well.

      • RaptorOO7

        Droid 2 & 3 sucked due to the blur crap and encrypted bootloader.  Once they took the freedom away who wanted to next one.

        • Imns

          I love my D3

          • Gunther

            tool.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, you certainly are one.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy? 

          • angelface77

            Moto fan boys will always win the battle. We just know which are the best products, that’s why we choose the best motorola 🙂

          • Anonymous

            love my d2

          • RaptorOO7

            I had both and was not happy with either one.

        • angelface77

          not everybody care about the bootloader. The blur on the droid 3, bionic and razr is awesome.

          • Dominick DeVito

            not everybody speak good english

          • angelface77

            You can’t speak italian lol

          • Anonymous

            Notice how he’s not trying to.

          • Blootzm3

            you must be speaking for yourself … Motorola blur had too many problems on the bionic, that’s why I returned it and once again back to the good ol og droid(no blur).

          • Brandon Sobotta

            i like my D3 as well, looking forward to cm9 on it soon.

  • Zebra

    A typical meeting at Motorola:

    Engineering: We just came up with this great new device with all high end specs.
    Marketing: Great! Remove half of those features and we’ll release it now. A few months from we’ll add them back in a release it as another iteration. 

    • Dominick DeVito

      Apple does this annually, Moto does it faster

      • ^ cue the sarcastic bitching. I wish I could take my “like” from above back.

        • Anonymous

          You actually can, go to disqus.com, find your like and hit the button again, it’ll de-select.

          • Dominick DeVito

            That’s very kind of you. I assume you are our mysterious party crasher. You are most troublesome, for a security guard. 

        • Dominick DeVito

          You’re gonna tell me I’m wrong. READ THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE.

          Why couldn’t they just make ONE Razr?! 

    • TheAndroid1

      What do you mean a few months, the RAZR came out less than a month ago.

    • Joe

      EXACTLY!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i’m so sick of this new phone every week bullsh!t from motorola.  again, stupid name too.

  • Anonymous

    Assuming this is just a refresh of the RAZR with a 4.5″ 720p screen, this is what the RAZR should have launched as.  The qHD 4.3 LTE need was already satisfied by the Bionic. 

    I have relatively fond memories of the “Max” moniker for VZW & Moto.  Back in ’07 or so I briefly had the RAZR VE MAXX dumbphone on VZW. It was really slick for its time–miniUSB port, huge screen, curved ethed keypad, external color LCD, 2mp autofocus camera w/ flash and dedicated shutter button, microSD slot, and external music control buttons. 

    It just had a really fragile & flimsy hinge (very unlike the usual rock solid Moto built quality) and I eventually went back to my old KRZR K1M before getting a RAZR 2 V9M before the OG Droid. 

  • Pmagent2013

    The Droid 4 is pushing it but I beloved Motorola is the best phone maker on Verizon so I say keep em coming

    • STiK

      Choice is Grand 🙂

  • STiK

    Confirmed sources say that people who say “confirmed sources = jack offs” must be one of the thousands of Nexus Lemmings about to jump from the cliff with an umbrella.

    • stop acting like a real writer with your so called sources when they probably work as a janitor at verizon and overheard something by the trash can. And i was thinking about using a giant blanket when i jumped.

  • Will this come out before the Droid 5?

  • Dominick DeVito

    Moto has diarrhea of the assembly line

    • Anonymous

      Wow something funny and no bitching.  Never thought I would +1 a comment of yours.

      • Adolf Hitler is BACK

        You’re really pushing it moto, I might skip the gas shower and send you straight to the oven

    • Edwin M

      This has become comical at this point. Next week we get pictures of the Droid4HD the day after the Droid 4 comes out.

      • Ravnos CC

        I certainly hope so!

      • Raize

        Why does it matter?

        • Anonymous

          It’s the fact that there’s no way they can reliably update and bugfix such a large number of devices. That’s what annoys me. I know they still get the quickest updates out at this point, but I get the feeling things will come crashing down soon.

  • Sarge51rvb

    moto is turning into HTC

  • STiK

    Confirmed sources say the Nexus will be delayed till March ’12

    • im so sick of “confirmed sources” i heard confirmed sources say a lot about the g-nex release and none has come true yet. All “confirmed sources” = jack offs

  • by the way i read about this somewhere else and they are saying thicker phone with bigger battery and releasing SOON. whatever soon means i have no idea.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe the people reporting saw the DX3. If it’s thicker, it’s probably not a razr.

  • JustAThought

    Confirmed sources say this is the china version with a better camera and display.

  • Great… Another device for them to try and shove down our throats instead of the Nexus. :p

  • Anonymous

    I’m just glad they named it the “DROID RAZRMAX-“. That way, in a couple weeks, they can add 100mAh to the battery and announce the RAZRMAX+! You know, innovation…

  • OG Droid

    Good God Moto stop already!!!!!!!!!

    • Blootzm3

      I don’t mind the fact that they come out with a new every 2(weeks), so long as they make better build quality phones with no bugs and no Motorola blur. That’s not happening any time soon. in fact they get worse.

  • Sp4rxx

    ….and here is the time in which fans go ….

    “WHY NO GNEX!?!?!!”

    geesh

  • Dominick DeVito

    Verizon’s going to soon need bigger stores

    • Anonymous

      Bigger stores would imply too many people in them buying all these devices. Bigger warehouses, maybe? (just joking, to all the Moto fans in the crowd)

  • STiK

    Keyboard????

    • Dominick DeVito

      Wait for the Droid5, coming in Jan

      • Justin Kos

        droid 6 in feb

        • Dominick DeVito

          They’re due for an X3.

          • didnt you hear they had issues with the x3 so they scraped it and are going straight to the X4 1/2

  • John

    I’d feel slighted if I purchased the RAZR, depending on how soon this phone comes out.  I’m not one to complain about the release schedule for phones or how the market is seemingly flooded with devices my manus, but this just hits me as a scumbag move to hold back the HD screen for a couple months.

    • Sp4rxx

      Why?  I own a RAZR and though the specs of the camera alone are higher than what I have, doesn’t mean I feel at all slighted.  Though I agree Moto is getting out of hand releasing phone after phone after phone, it still is the nature of the business – there will always be something better….

      Slighted? no – I am extremely happy with the performance and quality of the phone, especially coming from the OG.

      • Anonymous

        Amen brother, even if this phone had a full HD screen and pissed excellence, I’d still be happy with this thin beast.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t mind rapid incremental upgrades to phones if I didn’t think it was going to mean slower updates and more diluting of rom developers’ time.

  • Anonymous

    Blah….
    …meaning, I feel like I wasted money on an inferior product when they would release something better a month from now.

  • lol, good stuff kellex. just asked a question about this on the XYboard post.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Well – most Razr owners have until past Jan 1st to return them, amirite?

    • You are correct but I doubt they’ll release this before that time. 

      • Dominick DeVito

        True – but they may have more info by then

  • Guest

    LOL…so stupid and ridiculous

  • Dominick DeVito

    Razrburn

  • Brian

    Either that or Max really needs to watch his back…