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Is a Motorola Droid Razr successor already in the works?

Details have surfaced which indicate that a successor to the Motorola Droid Razr is already underway.

Is Verizon to gearing up for a Droid Razr Maxx? Motorola

If there's one thing that Verizon isn't short on, it's high-end Android phones. Today we get to add yet another model to the growing list as an unannounced Motorola Droid Razr Maxx breaks cover.

Droid Life obtained a document late last week that suggests Verizon is set to offer a variant of the Motorola phone which launched barely one month ago.

Although there are not many details to go along with the leak, it stands to reason we could be in for a larger display size. Whereas the Droid Razr offers consumers a 4.3-inch qHD screen, the Maxx edition may include a 4.5-inch display with 720p HD resolution.

In a related move, Motorola recently announced a pair of Android-powered smartphones (XT928, MT917) for China that could be mistaken for a Droid Razr--save for the larger, higher definition screen technology.

What's more, these two devices also boast 13-megapixel cameras, a step up from the 8-megapixel found in that "old" one from November.

Another aspect that may separate the Droid Razr Maxx from its successor could come in the form of improved audio. One of the two recent Chinese models includes Dolby Digital Plus integration, which may be the handset maker's counter to HTC's Beats Audio technology. Based on what's been uncovered thus far, it sounds like we're looking at the rumored Dinara, an Android handset which first popped up back in July.

I'm torn when it comes to rapid-fire releases from Motorola and Verizon. On one hand I applaud the string of steadily improved models. On the other hand, the constant updates can lead to device confusion among the casual crowd, or open the door to another subset of angry customers who will find themsevles waiting for a software update just to get caught up.

Back in the late '90s and early 2000s I sold computers and would always hear the same phrases echoed from consumers. "Why bother buying this one when I know it will be outdated before I get home?" or "What's the difference between this one and the one I just bought?" These are the same things I hear my friends saying about Android devices now.

More specifically, it's those friends on Verizon who are noticing the seemingly endless barrage of Droid models.

Between the Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr, HTC Rezound, and Droid Bionic, the nation's largest carrier already has a full roster of superphones. Expect Verizon's premium lineup to become even more cluttered as new Android handsets come to market, bearing with them Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.