Verizon And Motorola Announce The RAZR MAXX And Purple RAZR [CES 2012]

One of the largest complaints about the Motorola DROID RAZR on Verizon is that of battery life. LTE sucks the life out of any battery, and the fact that Motorola chose to design the RAZR with an irremovable 1780 mAh, wasn’t a very smart idea. Realizing the errors of their ways, Motorola has announced a beefier DROID RAZR MAXX, this time with a larger (still irremovable) battery said to last 21 hours on a single charge. Of course the need to manufacture a completely new model could have easily been avoided had they made the battery removable.

Along with the beefier DROID RAZR MAXX, Verizon and Motorola announced the new Purple DROID RAZR. That’s right, purple. Apparently there’s a high demand for purple phones and so Motorola decided to manufacture a purple DROID RAZR, with no difference from the original other than color. Not exactly a pair of breakthrough devices we would have liked to see from Verizon and Motorola, but hey, there’s always the DROID RAZR looking DROID 4.

Excerpts from official press release below:

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.