Motorola announces Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX

Motorola decided to take the opportunity to reveal not one but two new Android powered smartphones during CES 2012. One of them is the Droid 4, the fourth version of Motorola's physical QWERTY keyboard-based phone line up.

The Droid 4 packs in a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor along with 1 GB of RAM, a four inch screen, 16 GB of on board storage with expansion up to 32 GB, an eight megapixel camera, support for LTE networks and more. While the Droid 4 will ship with Android 2.3, Motorola is promising it will be updated to the new Android 4.0 operating system.  Verizon Wireless will sell the Droid 4 "in the coming weeks" but pricing was not announced.

Motorola also announced the Droid RAZR MAXX during CES 2012. This is the new version of the thin Droid RAZR smartphone that was first launched in November. The new Droid RAZR MAXX's biggest new feature is its battery life. Motorola claims that it will let users chat on the phone for 21 hours on one charge. The Droid MAXX will also come with 32 GB of memory and will be sold "in the coming weeks" by Verizon for $299.99.

Motorola also announced a purple version of the original Droid RAZR with 16 GB of storage and a price of $199.99. Both phones are also scheduled to get Android 4.0 software updates.

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Odom said,
Yes, finally, a purple version!! That's what we were all waiting for :-)

It is also Justin Beiber's favorite color. I am going to get it for that reason alone!

So, they wait two months and release an entirely new model whose only new features are an improved battery and more storage? Am I the only one who thinks that is kind of stupid?

Yep, seems stupid to me too. Should have had the 32GB storage capacity as an alt. model of the Droid RAZR when it launched. As for the battery improvement on the RAZR MAXX- I think they should have waited a bit longer for that.
As a whole, I really think manufacturers should slow down their smartphone release cycles.

roadwarrior said,
So, they wait two months and release an entirely new model whose only new features are an improved battery and more storage? Am I the only one who thinks that is kind of stupid?

That's kind of Motorola's way though. They come out with something that actually sells, and they get so excited that they wind up beating it to death until no one wants it anymore...

roadwarrior said,
So, they wait two months and release an entirely new model whose only new features are an improved battery and more storage? Am I the only one who thinks that is kind of stupid?

They have all this time and it isnt even shipping with the latest Android version either... sigh

Well glad I was waiting for the Razr price to come down...this will push it down even more. I'm not concerned with the battery difference as I think it should be fine for my use but with these coming out the original razr should drop down to $149 and maybe lower at say amazon.

If you wait a few more hours, they will announce even newer, new newer Droids. Droid Razr Maxx 2, Droid 5, Droid Bionic 2, Droid Razr Maxx 3, Droid 6, Droid 7, Droid Incredible 17 (they are skipping some numbers), Droid Dingo, Droid Bunny, Droid Nurple, Droid 8, Droid Bionic Maxx, Droid Razr Incredible, Droid Bionic Razr, Droid Bionic Razr Maxx Incredible, and Droid Diord Droidy-droid. And that is all before the end of Spring.

This is what consumers want. Devices dumped on them like an uncontrollable fire-hose of technology diarrhea. They want to buy something and then have a better version come out within a few hours.

Xenomorph said,
If you wait a few more hours, they will announce even newer, new newer Droids. Droid Razr Maxx 2, Droid 5, Droid Bionic 2, Droid Razr Maxx 3, Droid 6, Droid 7, Droid Incredible 17 (they are skipping some numbers), Droid Dingo, Droid Bunny, Droid Nurple, Droid 8, Droid Bionic Maxx, Droid Razr Incredible, Droid Bionic Razr, Droid Bionic Razr Maxx Incredible, and Droid Diord Droidy-droid. And that is all before the end of Spring.

This is what consumers want. Devices dumped on them like an uncontrollable fire-hose of technology diarrhea. They want to buy something and then have a better version come out within a few hours.

Ohh they know they will sell them too.. all these little HS girls will be all over them dropping the cash to get a better facebook experience yadda yadda yadda....they know what they are doing...issue I have is they are releasing them so fast and so expensive that they are not giving any kinda trade in discount if you purchased one of the older models when I know some have done it in the past.

Smart Phone tech is growing at a faster rate than technology as a whole. Time to take a step back... slow it down... try releasing 1-2 big phones a year... not every 3 months! My EVO 3D is blazing fast and far from outdated, but if you look at the amount of phones released, it sure seems like it is.

I have to say, I am not a fan of any of the Android-based OS devices, Apple has me..lol I guess they hope to gain new marketshare because truly, in my opinion there is nothing as aesthetically pleasing or any simpler to use than an iPhone.

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