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Motorola readying 6.3-inch Xplay and Droid Quantum?

According to one report, Motorola could take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a massive 6.3-inch experience of its own. Also, a Droid Ultra successor is reportedly already in the works.

Motorola could go extra-large with a rumored 6.3-inch Xplay.
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Motorola could be ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other phablets with a 6.3-inch device of its own. According to a "trusted" Weibo source, the so-called Moto Xplay is in development with an estimated arrival in 2014.

That Motorola is working on such a device should come as no big surprise. Nearly every handset maker has gone beyond 5 inches for at least one model, with phones like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra hitting 6.4 inches.

Motorola, for its part, has done well with balancing larger displays with small(er) bodies. Take for instance the Motorola Droid Mini, which manages to offer a 4.3-inch screen, yet somehow keeps things pocketable.

Meanwhile over on the Droid front, Motorola is said to be fast at work on a successor to the recent Droid Ultra. Unfortunately, aside from the rumored name "Droid Quantum," there is nothing else to report on this device. Given that the Droid Ultra is just a few months old, don't start getting your hopes up fast. We'll likely need a model number or some leaked benchmark results before the rumors really start to heat up.

It's worth pointing out that CES 2014 is coming up fast in January, and that we could be in for a slew of rumors. Up until last year, Motorola had a history of appearing at the annual conference with new products. Perhaps we'll see the Google-owned smartphone maker return to Las Vegas in the new year after all.