The Droid RAZR MAXX is officially the First Variation of the Droid RAZR

Late last year Motorola in a move that surprised many by launching an Android based phone that carries the name infamous RAZR name along with it. In the attempt to‘re-launch’ the iconic name the company pushed out the Droid RAZR with some pretty amazing specs and points of interest. Now in keeping true to the RAZR name Motorola has officially made its first variation of the new RAZR, it is called the Droid RAZR MAXX. If history is anything to go by, we may expect a slew of Droid RAZR variations in the future.

The Droid RAZR MAXX was first unearthed back in December 2011 as the device was spotted showing face in a Verizon Wireless inventory screen shot that was spied by Droid Life. The mystery of the Droid RAZR MAXX however did not last too long as Verizon and Motorola took it upon themselves to make the device official a few short weeks later at CES 2012. The Droid RAZR MAXX is now official and it is the Droid RAZR any power user should have held out for! The main difference between the RAZR and the RAZR MAXX is its additional size. In terms of thickness the RAZR measures in at a mere 7.1 mm, while the RAZR MAXX measures in just a bit thicker at 8.99 mm. So why for the extra size? For ludicrous speed, of course.  The original Droid RAZR comes to life with a standard sized battery that measures in at 1780 mAh. The Droid RAZR MAXX and its extra millimeters sport a 3300 mAh battery that is said to get you 21 hours of use. Outside of the additional thickness and slightly larger battery, the RAZR MAXX is essentially the same as the original Droid RAZR. They both sport the same 4.3 inch Super AMOLED touch screen that provides a 540×960 pixel resolution, an 8 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and full 1080p HD video recording and a front facing shooter that measures in at 1.3 mega pixels. Internally the two ducks are identical. They carry with them at all times a 1.2 GHz dual core, TI OMAP4430 processor that is backed by 1 GB of RAM and graphics processor. You can also expect expandable microSD or microSDHC memory expansion. Unlike the Droid RAZR the RAZR MAXX will be shipping with 32GB of onboard storage while the original RAZR is sitting pretty with 16GB. Add in a bit of 4G LTE connectivity and you will likely never need a new phone again!

**Update – A recent posting to Motorola Mobility’s website put a January 26th launch date on the MAXX. This date however has been updated to say “available soon” The new RAZR is said to run around $300 on a new 2 year contract.

So what’s your take on the new Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX? Sound like your new phone? With 21 hours of talk time a super fast dual core processor and 4G LTE connectivity what more could you ask for? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.

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