Motorola Unveils Droid Razr Maxx and Droid 4 at CES

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
January 12, 2012|3:00 pm

Motorola unveiled two new devices at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week including the Droid Razr Maxx and Droid 4 smartphones.

The carrier boasts the new Razr Maxx to be the longest lasting LTE device in Verizon’s line-up with a battery that can reportedly make it through 21 hours with no charge.

The Droid 4 includes a full QWERTY keyboard and is the second of its kind to have access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network joining the Samsung Stratosphere.

PCMag had a hands-on experience with both devices at the event and stated that the Droid 4’s frame is surprisingly thin even though it includes a keyboard. It measures at 5.0 by 2.7 by 0.5 inches and weighs 6.3 ounces. The site describes it to feel even lighter than that.

Its 4-inch qHD (540-by-960 pixel) display “looked great,” according to the site and the smartphone was really comfortable to hold with the keyboard open or closed. Other specs on the Droid 4 include a rear 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal storage.

PCMag was most impressed with the keyboard on the 4. They describe the keys as “chiclet-style" that mimic those on a laptop. It is also a business ready device coming with a government grade encryption for email, calendars, and contact.

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The site describes the Droid Razr Maxx as a “Droid Razr that has put on weight. This is mostly due to its 3300 mAh battery that adds some depth to the original Razr’s body. To be exact, its 0.07 inches thicker than the original.

Both devices come with Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread pre-loaded and Motorola promises that there will be an Ice Cream Sandwich update available in the near future. The company still has not released information on pricing, but stated that both phones will be available in the coming weeks.

 

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