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Verizon and Motorola Announce the DROID RAZR MAXX and the Purple RAZR

 

Not to be out done by the impressive lineup that AT&T just got done announcing here at CES, Verizon has popped off with two new DROID phones to add to their collection (well three technically if you count the DROID 4). The new DROID RAZR MAXX which is a slightly thicker RAZR, but with a beefed up battery and then a purple version of the original DROID RAZR are both on their way.

The MAXX can reportedly last up to 21 hours on a single charge with steady use, however, Verizon wasn’t specific as to how big the battery is inside. And other than it now being 8.99mm thick (regular RAZR is 7.1mm), the specs remain the same. Motorola must have heard the cries of those of you who weren’t excited about the original RAZR’s non-removable battery. Well, this one likely won’t be removable either, but it should last you a bit longer.

The other phone is a purple RAZR. Yep, purple. Nothing else has changed.

Both phones will be available in the “coming weeks.” The RAZR MAXX will be priced at $299 on contract with the purple RAZR landing at $199. That must mean that the regular white and black RAZRs will also drop to $199?

Images and press release below.  

Verizon Wireless And Motorola Announce New Additions To DROID Family At CES 2012

New DROIDS and New Colors – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Have Something for Everyone

LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced an expansion of the DROID RAZR™ family. In coming weeks, customers will see the DROID RAZR™ by Motorola in Purple and the DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola. Both new DROIDs are powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and build upon the successful DROID RAZR by Motorola.

DROID RAZR – Thin, Powerful and now in Purple

DROID RAZR in Purple will debut in the coming weeks with 16 GB on-board memory and gives customers a third stylish option from which to choose. Regardless of color – classic Black, pristine White or Purple, the DROID RAZR is equipped with the same great features that let customers search the Web or download more than 300,000 Android Market™ apps at breakneck speeds on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The DROID RAZR in Purple will be $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

Taking DROID RAZR to the MAXX

The DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will join the DROID family for customers who want all the great features of the DROID RAZR, but need a smartphone that overachieves. DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge. It’s the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The DROID Family by Motorola Complete with Tablets

The DROID family also includes the two recently launched DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola. Both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors for lightning-fast Web browsing and multi-tasking. Customers can select what size XYBOARD they want to command by choosing either the 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch DROID.

Ice Cream Sandwich Update

DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and run on Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID XYBOARD tablets will also be upgraded to Android 4.0. Both DROID smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.

Additional Features and Smart Accessories

A full suite of accessories that extend the power of DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola are also available from Verizon Wireless. Accessories compatible with both DROIDs include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount. Plus, each device has all the software needed to customize DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX to the fullest. Stream music, photos and videos from home or work computers straight to the smartphone with MotoCast™, or automate everyday tasks by creating rules using Smart Actions.

Data Plans

Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.

MOTOCAST supports many popular file formats and codecs. Additional software is necessary to enable use of unsupported files on your mobile phone. DRM-protected content is not supported. Respect the rights of copyright owners by only using MOTOCAST to stream and sync authorized content.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Adobe and Adobe Flash are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries. Google, Android Market, Google Maps Navigation Beta, Google Mail, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. DLNA is a service mark of Digital Living Network Alliance in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

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  • Sdg7

    Sooooo….a bigger battery is what they meant by “Stay Unplugged”? 

  • Jeff

    So let’s get this straight. Motorola will now have FOUR phones that essentially the same. Razr, Droid 4, Razr Maxx, and Razr Purple. All running outdated software, all over priced. Yeah, no wonder why they never record profits at that company! LMFAO!!!

    • Anonymous

      What outdated software??  Because no ICS??  Go crawl back into your hole.

      • Tyler Cameron

        Gingerbread is old and obsolete.

        • Anonymous

          You name me one other phone besides the GNex that is currently running ICS that was pushed out and not a ROM. (Nexus S does not count since they have stopped some roll outs of it)  GB didn’t get released on new phones until 7 months after it was released on the nS and there are still phones that were released in ’11 that are still running Froyo.  

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

            so why buy one now when ics is out on a phone,stop contradicting yourself and crawl in a hole like you told him to do. 

          • Anonymous

            How am I contradicting myself?  Because every phone for the next 6 months will first be loaded with GB and then upgraded to ICS?  Maybe people want to buy a phone that actually works instead of a POS Samsung that you can’t even make a call on.  My phone might have GB on it, but at least I can use and and will be receiving ICS in no time.

          • Tim242

            You must be jealous bro!

          • Anonymous

            Nope.  I played with the GNex.  Nice phone but I am happy with my Bionic.  I will get ICS soon and I am interested in what Moto is going to do with it.  If I don’t like it I will root and CM9.  That is the beauty of android, I can do what I want.  Really don’t care about the bootloader being locked, there are ways around it.

          • Tim242

            There are ways around it…but very limited. Not to mention, the looking waits. CM9 will take a looooong time to make it to the Bionic. Google Wallet is so fun…you don’t know what you are missing!

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            I am not in any rush.  My phone works, that is all I care about.  As for Wallet, who cares right now.  It only works certain places and none of my accounts would be compatible.  Plus, the major security holes in it are enough to not want me to use it.  NFC has yet to go main stream in the US.

          • Tim242

            Google Wallet works in tons of places. Download the MasterCard Pay Pass locator app, you will be surprised. You don’t have to link up an acct. You just load a Google prepaid card. They even give you $10 free to play with.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            LMAO! WAIT you got a BIONIC and you’re going to talk about the Nexus? Wow, I figured you had one of those God awful Razr’s but a Bionic is 10X’s worse. I feel so bad for you I’m thinking about setting up a PayPal account for donations so you can get a Nexus instead of that thing. 

          • Anonymous

            Really?  Do you have a Bionic??  Have you used one recently??  Or are you just saying this based on what others have said??  I can do everything a GNex can do except NFC.  I will be receiving ICS soon.  I am fine with waiting.  So what is the problem?

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            No you’ll be getting some awful render of “ICS” that has been completely slaughter by both carriers and OEM. If the Nexus is such as “POS” than why is it selling more than any other device in Verizon stores?  Why is Samsung the most successful cell phone OEM? Yeah they’re doing something right obviously, and it’s also obvious you’re just trying to troll people and argue with them to justify your awful purchase. It’s okay though we’d all be upset if we were in your shoes too tho chief. Someone is a little jelly br0!

          • Anonymous

            It also has a very high return rate.  Nexus most sold?  Not around here.  I was at the VWZ store and they said they sold just as many as the Razr.  Samsung knows how to market and sell phones.  Moto is being stupid and only releasing one phone here, one phone their.  Unlike Samsung who releases the S and SII global all at once.  In that respect Samsung is doing it right.  I am arguing because this site is turning into an iSamsung site.  And anyone that talks bad about their devices gets blasted.  I don’t think they make good hardware and I am not the only one.  Others have stopped talking bad about them because they don’t feel like arguing with the fanbase in there.  Also, you can’t disagree with the fact that the S and SII were gutted by the carries here in the US.  I mean not long ago everyone on here was screaming that the SII (and the GNex) wasn’t going to have a Sammy processor.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

            actually i can make plenty of calls with my old galaxy s, and galaxy nexus. no problems there, if you havent seen reviews the call quality is quite good. and you are not receiving ics in “no time” you obviously dont pay attention to what your beloved motorola says. have fun waiting around 4 more months minimum. i like moto alot , superb build quality and nice designs but the hardware and software is really what it always comes down to for most people. im not saying moto is horrible, i was going to get the razr before the nexus came out, but their version of gingerbread is rediculously boring and plain and id hate to see how they butcher ics, which looks really nice now. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            Last I checked the Nexus S is still in Sprint retail stores…. At least around here it is…. pwn’d go back to using your outdated GB Homorola device

          • Anonymous

            Seriously, what does your post here have anything to do with what I said?  Nice try, learn to read.  Some one homophobic I see??

        • Anonymous

          +1

      • Guest

        you mad bro??

        • Anonymous

          You a douche bro?

  • Craig

    Nothing new here. Motorola is just giving one more choices. The original Razr still appears to offer the best balance between size and function. The Maxx like the Droid 4 seem just too big to be carried in a man’s pocket.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

      trust me its not too big, i have a gnex which is roughly the same size and it fits perfectly fine in my pants pocket

  • Anonymous

    f*ck motorola.  they don’t give a sh!t about any of their customers.  droid maxx?  are you f*cking kidding me?

    • Anonymous

      +1

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

      theres a reason why them and htc hardly made any money this quarter . incremental b.s. updates to new phone models. 

    • Alexander Garcia

      here’s the gasket that you just blew… now breathe.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    Yeah purple power! Go Ravens!!!!!

    • edwards311

      Dam skippy!!!!!!! GO RAVENS!!!!!

      And Moto, The Droid X will be my last product of yours. Its on the the GNex…..unless something totally amazing comes out at CES.

      • Anonymous

        Ravens……. Just threw up in my mouth a little.

        • Anonymous

          No, A lot.  Model = Steve Jobs – innovation + lack of brains * cruelty^1.414!

        • Lgreg64

          sounds like a steeler fan

        • edwards311

          Don’t hate on the Ravens.

          You sour Bro?

  • Anonymous

    While I happen to like the RAZR, just remember, if you feel robbed, you can return your RAZR prior to January 15th if you purchased it in the holiday season. That means if the price drops, tell them you want a $100 back. If they say no, return the phone, pay the 35$ restock fee, and then buy another one. You will wind up with $65 in your pocket and a refreshed brand new Droid RAZR. 

  • jag28co

    This is getting out of control.  They get a new phone ever other week now.  Instead of supporting the older devices and getting them up to date.   Morons I will not buy a moto ever again.

    • Anonymous

      Really?  What phones are out of date?  Moto was the first to get their entire current line to GB.  How about you talk to the failed Fascinate owners that still are on Froyo.  Sorry to say that Moto is on the ball with updates and probably will be the first to get their entire line to ICS. 

      • Anonymous

        I was just going to mention that. How about the Droid Charge in the middle there? Moto, and Samsung are the worst in terms of chugging out new devices and abandoning their old ones. When the Galaxy Nexus II launches this year, just wait and see.

        • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

          You smoke crack. Probably just mad b/c you cant get a GNex.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

          never will happen and even if it did that makes 4 nexus’ over 3 years compared to like 5 different moto phones that are the same in less then half a year. 

          • Tim242

            Amen!

      • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

        I’ve been saying this for months, they’re like cockroaches or herpes, they just keep coming.

        • Anonymous

          I really don’t understand why everyone hates Moto on this site.  It is ridiculous!

          • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

            Just sit and hope they’re a very loudmouthed minority, because android as a platform would be SOL if it was composed of people who don’t really comprehend the meaning of outdated or who think a phone in a different color is an entirely new phone.

          • Anonymous

            Ive had d1, x , d2g and all had bugs out the ass. Will never buy moto again ……ugly, heavy,locked-up phones.writen on a gnex……hahahaha ill never wait for an update……

          • Anonymous

            If your Droid1 had bugs isn’t that I dunno, google’s fault? And we all know Moto’s got a history of buggy updates….but they still fix those way before any contemporaries got equivalent software updates.

          • Guest

            is this angelface77 under a new name???  sure does sound like it the way you are hugging on moto’s nuts!!!

          • Anonymous

            WOW!!  That seems extremely uncalled for!

            Well there is a lot of hate for Moto on here but god forbid you say bad things about Samsung or the Nexus.

          • Tim242

            Droids 2, 3, & 4 in just over a year. That’s preposterous! Now, a Razr Maxx 2 months after the Razr? Buyer’s remorse for no good reason angers people.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, it is extreme.  I agree.  However, the 3/4 still work, and will get ICS.  Can’t speak on the 2.  Bottom line is it is still just a phone.  Does it really matter that much??  It must since I seem to have stirred the hornets nest on this site with my comments.

          • Tim242

            Not to mention the Razr two months after the failed bionic.

          • Anonymous

            Bionic is still a good phone.  It has its problems like every other phone does, but at least you can change out the battery unlike the Razr.

      • Tim242

        FYI: The Fascinate was updated to Gingerbread.

        • Anonymous

          Some still haven’t gotten the update.  Some are not receiving it either because they don’t want their phones to run like crap.

          • Tim242

            My mom has had zero issues since her GB update.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
            On Jan 9, 2012 5:21 PM, “Disqus”

  • Anonymous

    Nothing but pure madness from Motorola.  All they did was increase the battery life?  So glad I went with the Nexus. 

    • Anonymous

      Meanwhile, the Bionic had this kind of battery life from day 1 but continues to languish at the hands of Moto’s horrible software. 

      I was hoping for either 720p 4.5″ or at least qHD 4.5″ on the Maxx!    A new color, bigger battery and more storage…this is an upgrade along the lines of what Palm used to do… and we all know well how they fared! 

      Sammy, HTC & LG all have or have upcoming 720p VZW handsets.  Samsung & LG have 4.65″ and 4.5″ screens.  AT&T just announced the Skyrocket HD today.   Verizon’s LTE lineup is starting to look pretty iffy outside of the G-Nex.

      My wait for an ICS 720p 4.5″ or larger VZW LTE device with a memory card slot continues.  

      .

      • Anonymous

        There is no point in waiting.  By the time the phone you think you want is out, JellyBean will be getting debuted at I/O and then it will be ZOMG!!!….must have!!!!!  Sorry but this is like the Pentium wars in the 90s.  Every day something new will come out.  Just have to find something that gets the job done now and upgrade later.  The pinnacle will be coming in a few years and then everyone will have a top of the line phone….but by then we will have smart phones implanted in our brains.

        • Anonymous

          Get a gnex and you wont have to wait for jellybean .

          • Anonymous

            You will still have to wait until next Nov and have to wait until the new Nexus gets it first.

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            no not really, Nexus S had ports that were used as daily drivers of ICS before the GNex was even out.

          • Anonymous

            Um….are they official?? No.  Not everyone roots/ROMs.  And those were built off the SDK, not ASOP so they were not true builds of ICS.  Stop being such a fanboy and commenting something negative to every post I have.  Please crawl out of your mom’s basement and get a life.

          • Sp4rxx

             Well if you are on VZW, you will have to wait …..months after release as they tweak it for their network …. o wait, that was the excuse for the Gnex delay wasn’t it? hmmmm…..

      • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 Hitler vows to destroy Android

        ya me too.. this is a huge disappointment for me, the 4.5″ 720 razr maxx rumor had me sold

  • Rich A

    wtf!!! no hd display on the maxx. i was really hoping they made the resolution better. watch in a few months, they’ll have droid razr maxx HD. 

    • Anonymous

      I was hoping for the better display as well. I guess it is an entire new device we are looking for. Probably back to the RAZR HD edition or some crap like that. Maybe it will be in the Star Wars Admiral Akbar Droid edition with a free fish scent.

      • Phiqzer

        That might actually get me to surrender my Rezound.

      • SKAV3NG3R

        I was think more like the scent of the imperial storm troopers changing room after sitting in a Att on Hoth all day. You know kind of a battle tested sweaty taint along with the freash whipping breeze of snow, kinda like a wine with a crisp finish…but maybe it just me…

  • Anonymous

    The purple Razr is cheaper because it’s a 16GB phone, probably not a sign of a price drop. I would guess it’ll go to 250 before it hits 200… who’s going to pay an extra $100 for a larger battery?

    • Highwire

      Considering the standard battery is non-removable, this is kind of of the only option to deal with battery woes.

      Now are those woes worth the Benjamin, we shall see.

    • Anonymous

      The post from Motorola says $299 for the MAXX and $199 for the purple RAZR. People didn’t just make that number up.

      • Anonymous

        I think you misunderstand. The white and black Razrs are 32gb phones. To assume they would be lowered in price to match the new purple 16gb model is unrealistic.

        • Tim242

          Ummm no they are not 32 GB.

          • Anonymous

            16gb NAND and a 16gb microSD card is 32gb for pricing vs. the iPhone.

  • Sporttster

    I see a new back and battery deal coming for the reg Razr out of this Maxx deal…..I’m sure many would sacrifice the thinness of their Razr for more batt time…. MOTO>>>>> UNLOCK your bootloaders already!!!! You want more sales? UN-LOCK

    • Zebra

      I’m sure their sales are just fine with the locked bootloaders. The modding community is a tiny fraction of their customer base.

  • Scottyb112

    Is just the battery bigger on the maxx.. or is it gonna be the one with the better screen an 13 mp camera??

  • Gunther

    I guess the M in the Motorola logo does not stand for Motorola, but for Morons.

  • steve sutton

    What is the Razr Maxx screen resolution?

    Is the Razr Maxx global ready?

    • Anonymous

      Surely not the Sutton from PV. …

      Anyways, no. Just a different back and bigger battery

      • Dliuzzo110

        And 16 extra gigs on board,

    • Anonymous

      It is the same phone as the RAZR, just a bigger battery.

  • SteveP

    Wow…there is no end…

  • faber

    This amazing phone will be out six months late and locked up….ain’t that awesome….

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    That’s salty to all those people that dished out $300 for a phone that is now $200. I’m really getting tired of Motorola pushing out a new phone or two every couple months. There was so much hype with the Bionic and it seems to be completely forgotten about, and now the Razr is falling off. And what is the purple edition suppose to beat out the HTC Rythm?

    Between their rapid production of medicore phones and Blur, I’m starting to fall out of love for them, 

    • Anonymous

      I would agree, except that the RAZR is far from mediocre from either the hardware or software perspective. I know it isn’t hackable like the GNex, but let’s not pretend it’s a bad phone. Many people and reviewers have actually rated it better than the GNex.

      • Anonymous

        Love the RAZR. I was a renter until the Nexus came out. Just can’t bring myself to exchange this thing. I used to play with the roms and stuff but now I really don’t care. I like stock rooted with a launcher. My RAZR has that. ICS? Before the 15th, I will be demanding $100 back from my phone purchase. If I do not get it, I will return it, pay 35 restock fee, and buy a new one for 199.

        • Anonymous

          I got mine for $0.01 on Amazon or I’d do the same.

  • Lmrojas

    Droid Razr HD in 2 months. They left the door open.

    • Ian Wilson

      Let’s hope so. I was banking on the Maxx having an HD screen, this is a bummer for me

  • http://twitter.com/aaron8466 Aaron Galloway

    My sister screamed at the Purple Razr, she totally wants it!

    • Anonymous

      Buy a otterbox case and paint the plastic purple.  

  • Blackberrybebe

    IPHONE ALL THE WAY………..
    POOR QUALITY WITH THAT PLASTIC ON THE BACK.

    • Butters619

      Trolling much.  Kevlar != plastic.

    • Kyle

      And glass is better than plastic why?

      • EC8CH

        looks prettier when it shatters

        • Anonymous

          It is easier to make a prison shank out of plastic…….just saying, you know…. in case people needed to know this info…

    • Anonymous

      It’s right next to the “A” key. Please stop shouting.

  • strykes

    All the same specs except for thickness and battery size? Wow, way to go Moto. No wonder Samsung is owning you in sales…

    • Anonymous

      Well, that and the fact that Sammy was smart enough to launch a single device across multiple carriers worldwide. Uniformity helps a lot!

  • Anonymous

    The real questions are RAZR MAXX… 720p display and global roaming like initially rumored?

    • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 Hitler vows to destroy Android

      it did say specs were the same so looks doubtful :(

  • Art10509

    Please explain to me how Motorola, who is now owned by/soon to be owned by Google could deliver such a disappointment to those of us waiting for the ultimate phone – the internals of the Galaxy Nexus with the physical robustness of the Razr?  No real spec changes at all?  What a wasted 3 months!  No Ice Cream Sandwich.  A display that is already “old technology”.  I am frankly floored by the lack of vision.

    • Anonymous

      They’re not owned by Google quite yet.

    • Anonymous

      By “internals” do you mean software? Because the RAZR already has a lot of the internals of the GNex (at least, the important ones to me: OMAP4 and sAMOLED).

    • Anonymous

      I would expect that they have to spend a certain amount of time to let people adopt the Sammy Nexus due to contractual obligations and whatnot. I would give it a year or so before we see a Moto Nexus. The “Destroyer Droid?” lol

      • Anonymous

        Moto should come out with a Nexus with a locked bootloader and call it The Decepticon.

  • Anonymous

    As if the black Razr wasn’t ugly enough, they release a purple one and instead of making the original Razr 1mm thicker and making it have incredible battery performance, they let people buy the Razr, drop it’s price, then release the awesome one. 

    ::slow clap::
    Motorola’s new motto:  Watch how much better we can make the device you just bought in 2 months!

    • Stating El Obvious

      Android’s credo:  Watch the sheep become device fanboys.

      • Lgreg64

        this is why i still have my OG if you just wait the price will drop and all the problems fixed.

        • http://twitter.com/GoldenCube Toys Samurai

          Then you will never buy an Android phone because there will always be a better one next week.

          Just buy a Nexus. At least you can be sure that there won’t be another one until next year … hmm, speak too soon, there will be a Galaxy Nexus with a faster process for Spring later this year. Oh, and that rumored white Galaxy Nexus for folks who hate black … sigh …

          • Lgreg64

            i am not saying i’m not going to upgrade i just think i will not give VZW $300 for my next phone because if they can make us pay that then next years phones will start at $350

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            No, the sprint one will NOT be 1.5 GHz. you people believe anything. it’s not possible for the board to supply enough voltage to be clocked at 1.5 GHz STABLE. Hence why there is NO 1.5 GHz custom kernels out for it. Google/Samsung are not going to completely redesign the whole phone to clock it a pointless 200MHz faster than the GSM and other LTE model. Think about that now for a second.

          • Anonymous

            Isn’t the default speed of the 4460 1.5Ghz?  The current board may not be stable at 1.5Ghz but I doubt it needs a drastic change. Considering the radio changes they’re going to have to make to the Sprint Nexus already, I could see it.

            Plus like you said, even if it does go to 1.5Ghz who really cares? 200Mhz isn’t going to make a huge difference.

          • Eric

            this is why the nexus is outdated before it was even released, and you should buy an htc rezound!

    • JDizzle

      It is looking like Motos MO by releasing a crappy phone and making it sound good and then a couple months later they release a better one. Look at the Bionic and the Razr.

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

    The phones Verizon announced are nothing compared to what just came out of AT&T – just tweaked versions of previous models, it’s almost comical

  • EC8CH

    RAZR

    RAZR XEBRA

    RAZR MAXX

    RAZR BARNEY

    • Michael Forte

      Is the RAZR BARNEY LEGEN…wait for it…DARY?

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or does it look like the MAXX gets rid of the camera bump for the most part? If so that could be very nice.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like they just stuck more battery on the back to even out the humpiness.  I assume it’s all as thick as the hump now.

    • Anonymous

      It appears to smooth it some, at least changes the line but I assume the hump is same thickness as on regular razr. 

    • Butters619

      The hump is around 11 mm so it’s closer but still not exact.

      • Anonymous

        So it’s basically like the Bionic.  LOL wow…

    • Anonymous

      I actually like the camera bump, so this would be a negative for me.

  • Anonymous

    200$ Purple Razr <- Only important point in the entire post. Praying for possible 100$ price drop for the Razr line.

    • Anonymous

      Probably not.  Notice the purple one only has 16GB of memory.  It doesn’t mention anything about a 16GB card that I could see.

  • Jessica Casteel

    I wish my DROID 3 came in purple!  I <3 purple

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    Purple is cool I guess.. but Motorola pushing out some ICS would be even cooler.

    • Anonymous

      ICS isn’t going to get you an extra 10 hours of battery, sorry.

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    Full of fail.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus, slow it down Moto!

  • Anonymous

    “The MAXX can reportedly last up to 21 hours on a single charge with steady use, however, Verizon wasn’t specific as to how big the battery is inside. And other than it now being 8.99mm thick (regular RAZR is 7.1mm), the specs remain the same… The RAZR MAXX will be priced at $299 on contract with the purple RAZR landing at $199.” – So for an extra $100, I could get the same phone with a slightly longer-lasting battery. Wow, what a deal!

  • Anonymous

    cant wait for the gnex maxx

    • Anonymous

      Yeah maybe then I could get 10 hours out of it. 

      • Anonymous

        And a decent camera…and a better radio?

  • Michael Forte

    Should have just been the regular RAZR. 8.9 mm thick is not even thick at all.

  • Anonymous

    Lets take a look back at the old motorola: they re-released the same crappy phone 100 times (original razr)…are they doing the same thing again and plunging back into irrelevance?

    • Anonymous

      While it is easy to pick at them for this, this is a fomula that has worked forever. Droid 1, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid 2 R2D2 Edition. Droid X, Droid X2, just to name a few. I guess when they took the Droid name, they took George Lucas’ marketing strategy as well. Make three movies and then re-release the crap out of it until every penny has been sucked out.

    • Anonymous

      Really, crap??  The OG Flip Razr was one of the best selling phones on the market in its day…

      • Anonymous

        it was crap. That thing fell apart and stopped working on me faster than any other phone ive had. My sister in law had the same problems. It sold well because it was marketed well, not because build quality. Motorola’s history shows the same thing drhotmann said over and over, not just with the razr but before that more than once. Maybe google.can turn them.around but theyre headed into a dive at the moment.

        • Anonymous

          Most people I know still have them, as they still work.  I have seen moto phones outlast most other phones on the market 100 times over and they still continue to function.  There hardware has always been sound, there software has been the issue.  And now in the smartphones there software continues to have problems, though they have come leaps and bounds with blur from where they were a few years ago.  Sorry, but there are worst phones and manufacturer on the market then Moto, its just that this site seems to be full of moto haters for one reason or another.

          But don’t lump me in with angelface…..he is a moron.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe it was hit an miss. I bought it when it came out on VZ. First the USB/Charger stopped working so I had to buy a separate charger to use the phone, then the numbers stopped working and finally the mic shorted out and stopped working somehow (found burn marks when I disassembled it). Never close to water and I took good care of it.

            People are hating on Motorola on this site because they aren’t listening to the consumer. They’re just doing the usual “If we build it, they will buy it” process that’s lead to near bankruptcy in the past.

          • Tfoster

            It’s their hardware….not there hardware….please people learn the correct spelling of words when you’re trying to make a point and would like to be taken seriously.  When simple words like there and their are used wrong, it doesn’t help your case.  IMHO

          • Anonymous

            *incorrectly
            ,, <— some commas for you to use

            Also, you need to learn how to use an ellipsis, proper quotation mark usage, and simple clause separation. Don't grammar troll unless your own grammar is spot on.

          • Anonymous

            Oh go jump off a bridge grammar troll!!  I am an f*ing engineer and don’t give a damn about proper grammar on a blog site.

            Here is one for you……. go fcuk yuroslef

          • Anonymous

            I just walked in and that ^ was an awesome first post! Super LMAO!

          • Peter Kelly

            Yikes.  Sure hate for an engineer to worry about details.

            Let me guess. Motorola software engineer.

          • Anonymous

            LOL!

            That is what editors are for.  I have actually considered writing a report mixing up the letters in words just to see what would happen.  I think they would have a meltdown!

  • Jim Dandy

    LSU Razr?

    • Sporttster

      No, Razrbacks….

  • Jckeyes

    We can’t give a Droid RAZR with stock Android… but you can have it in chartreuse!

  • Anonymous

    Naming it the MAXX and the only improvement being a bigger battery with no other spec bump is comical. Hey, at least the original DROID RAZR owners won’t rage as hard.

  • OG Droid

    Move along; nothing to see here.

  • tbaybe

    PURPLE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Please, please, please, help squeeze the G-Nex down to $199…. and I’m on it like white on rice!

    • Jason Purp

      Some rice is brown

      • Anonymous

        And it’s better for you.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

           Not if it’s fried!

          • Guest

            mmmmm…Egg fried rice is the best!

  • Anonymous

    I hope this is what the “unplugged” video was about because then I won’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. So sad Moto

    • Gunther

      No, the whole stay unplugged thing is just Motorola touting the fact that they finally figured out how to have their phones maintain a wifi connection that does not drop randomly for no apparent reason.

      • Dliuzzo110

        I doubt that. Ad says stay unplugged and they just coincidently come out with alleged superbattery? 2+2=4 not 2+2=hamberger

  • Anonymous

    so looking like the razr maxx won’t have removable memory since it says no where about being able to increase storage. Purple razr is $199 yet white and black is still $299? So much for the $199 price  for lte phones looks like once again it is more because “droid” in the name

    • Anonymous

      I seriously doubt they would take the time to remove the SD card port. Maybe it won’t come with a card, but removing the port would require a new logic board and re-tooling at a manuafactoring level.

  • NorCalDroid

    Thay makes it no so Razr…

  • http://twitter.com/snowboardjacket Tyler Warner

    razr maxx seems lame.

    http://youtu.be/1gD36zlVaSs

  • Lito31

    Lol motorola if hilarious

  • Anonymous

    locked bootloader….try again Moto

    • Anonymous

      If you bought a RAZR, you really don’t care about the bootloader. Just saying.

      • Anonymous

        if you cared about unlocking Android’s potential…you would care. just saying.

        -sent from Galaxy Nexus

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373340065 Ming Wei Hsu

    Meh. So why didn’t this come out instead of the Razr?

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    My mother really like the DROID RAZR and has been asking me to get it. Well, as soon as she hears about this purple one, shes going to flip out big time.

    • Anonymous

      Most of us will find a purple RAZR cheesy, but I’m betting it sells pretty well. Droid Life reader != average consumer (we’re far more awesome).

      • EC8CH

        If they sold a pink one Kellex would buy it.

        • Michael Forte

          Too true.

        • Anonymous

          I wish they had a white one like the artist rendering. While some people think slim shady when they see the white electronics, I am more in line with storm troopers and the droids from portal. I like evil white.

        • Azteck

          lmao