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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

  • 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

  • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD 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

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremygross60 Jeremy Gross

    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?

  • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

    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?

          • http://twitter.com/MMozer1 Mike Mozer

            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

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

        ^ 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.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

    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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

      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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chwith Jon Gee

    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.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

            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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOCGF4INNLYCJEREG3YUPZEF7Q Randy

    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?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordanepps Jordan Christopher Epps

      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…