Thank to a well-timed Verizon Wirelessjust two weeks after the , we now know that Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx will arrive in stores this Thursday, January 26.
The new handset has all the powerful features of the well-received
Indeed, it was almost five years ago when Moto and Verizon introduced the
Though it kept the ultratrim profile that made its parent so famous, the Razr Maxx's design had an improved design and upgraded features like a 2-megapixel camera and support for Big Red's 3G network (remember that this was 2007). It also had the useful external music controls that first appeared on the really original Razr Maxx in 2006.
Most amusing is that I complimented Verizon for including Bluetooth stereo headset and object exchange profiles. As longtime cell phone geeks may recall, Verizon severely limited Bluetooth functionality for a few years following its first phone with the feature, the. Big Red shrugged off the criticism then, but I'd bet such a move would cause riots today.
On the downside, I wasn't impressed with the speakerphone and streaming video quality (yes, they had the latter back then!) and I knocked the Razr Maxx Ve for not being able to take photos when the flip was closed (something that would be unthinkable now). And in a forecast of things come, I complained that the handset's glass surfaces attracted too many fingerprints and smudges.
Motorola Razr Maxx Ve review bottom line: The Motorola Razr Maxx Ve includes a couple of improvements to the Razr line that make it the most satisfying CDMA Razr to date.
In the end, the Razr Maxx Ve never amounted to much. It was only two months later, after all, that theon sale and changed the mobile world forever. The Razr train was finally stopped in its tracks before being reborn as part of the more powerful Droid family. The more things change...well, you know the rest.