New Droid Razr Maxx from Motorola Boasts Extreme Battery Life

  • Motorola’s new 4G Droid Razr Maxx for Verizon is built for longevity, with 21 hours of talk time — or the streaming of eight movies — before the unit needs to be recharged.
  • The company unveiled the phone at CES, just hours before Intel announced Motorola as one of the first mobile providers that had agreed to use its Atom chip (however, the Droid Razr Maxx will not be using the Intel chip).
  • The 3300mAh battery just about doubles the industry average (roughly 1700-1900mAh).
  • At 8.99mm the Maxx is slightly thicker than the 7.11mm of the prior version.
  • Other specs remain largely unchanged: a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 (upgradeable to Android’s next gen Ice Cream Sandwich).
  • Motorola is also touting Motocast, an app the company describes as a “personal cloud,” allowing mobile devices to access content on a home or work PC. Both the Droid Maxx and the Droid XY Board tablet feature Motocast. An IR transmitter on the Board enables it to control the television.
  • In August, Google announced its intent to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.
  • Where to see it: Central Hall 8644