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Motorola announces May UK launch for Razr Maxx

Upgrades battery life not performance
Wed Apr 04 2012, 17:28

SMARTPHONE DEVELOPER Motorola has announced it will bring its Razr Maxx smartphone to the UK in May.

Motorola's Razr Maxx, which was shown off at CES earlier this year, packs close to double the battery capacity of the original Razr. According to Motorola, the Razr Maxx with its 17.6 hours of talk time will be available in Europe and the Middle East from May.

Although Motorola packed a 3,300mAH battery into the Razr Maxx, because the original device had a lip at the top of the handset the extra capacity hasn't actually made the maximum depth of the device any thicker, only filling it in to 8.9mm. Aside from the battery, Motorola hasn't changed much with the Razr Maxx, which means it still has a 4.3in 960x540 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 2.3.6, though the firm has said that Android 4.0 is on the way.

Motorola relaunched its Razr brand last year to much fanfare, however the device received a muted response, especially when Samsung's Galaxy Nexus tipped up soon after sporting better hardware and a significantly revamped operating system. The firm is heavily pushing the battery life of the Razr Maxx, and it needs to because while the hardware specifications are adequate, they are far from impressive given the slew of quad-core devices that will be tipping up in the coming months.

However Motorola's decision to increase in battery capacity by 85 per cent is not to be sniffed at, and given that the sleek design remains intact, Motorola could be onto a real winner with those wanting to get more than one working day's worth of use from their smartphone. µ

 

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