It's too hard to keep up with new Android phones. Costs a fortune too. This is why I am just holding onto the Thunderbolt and skipping the nexus for now.
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Sorry, but the current pace of new Android phone releases is MADDENING. Since summer 2010, we've seen Moto release the Droid X, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid 3, Droid X2, Droid Bionic, and now Droid RAZR. 18 months, 8 phone models....and every single damn one of them has had problems out of the box, and have suffered from obvious quality control issues. Personally, I'd rather see 2 SOLID phones releases per year.
Low price, Excellent Service, High Quality. Pick any two, but you never get all three.
To make things worse, they then complain when their carrier won't sell it to them at a discount when they aren't eligible for an upgrade. And so on and so on.
I compare it living in the microwave generation: "I want it now and better and faster than before."
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The carriers need to come out with a phone lease program similar to cars. I know people who literally get bored with their phones after three months and want the new model. Wouldn't be economical but some just want the latest and greatest no matter what.
Last edited by johnhere; 01-06-2012 at 02:38 PM.
The Razr Max is in the phone sub forum with the rest of the phones.
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Guys, come on. They're not new phones. They're software updates...in the form of phones.
Thread moved to the Motorola forum.
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.
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.
That doesn't really interest me too much... I like to spend $300 on a phone that underachieves ... If I bought the Razr, I'd be livid. I have to say though, the one thing that annoys me about the nexus is the battery life. On the other hand, I'm glad that it works and doesn't have all the garbage on it that slowed down my droid 1 and 2.
Also, while it says 21 hours talk time.. I wonder how long the battery lasts when using internet, games, and the screen being that when you talk on the phone the screen usually is not on.
The MAXX is quite underwhelming, but at the same time a smart move. Offering an extended battery version for those that want/need it, especially considering the non-removable battery. They should have done both at the same time though so people could choose one or the other.
For buyers now, I just see it as "Do you want the razr with the small battery for $200 (presumably) or the thicker phone and bigger battery for $300?" Not sure which I'll choose (I'll be getting one or the other in less than a month), but considering the battery issues everyone's talking about, I'm leaning toward the maxx.
I guess we'll be getting more information on specifics soon but I guess we're not getting the HD screen. I'm wondering what's up with the "32 GB of total memory" statement. The total thing makes me think its 16 onboard and comes with a 16 gb memory card. If so, why mention it?
Have their been complaints in the Razr thread regarding the headphone jack?
I have seen various people with cracked screens thanks to the headphone jack and it having issues with various pairs of headphones being plugged in. It seems this is known issue with Verizon but they haven't decided to cover it with replacements yet.
I had heard that the Maxx and its added girth was not only to add a bigger battery but to possibly help deal with this headphone jack problem.