Motorola To Prove Droid RAZR Maxx Virility In February 6th Stunt?
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Motorola To Prove Droid RAZR Maxx Virility In February 6th Stunt?



An anonymous benefactor has tipped off Engadget to a possible stunt cooked up by Motorola to show off the all-day battery capabilities of the Droid RAZR Maxx. The smartphone, which had a January 26th release date until the landing page was changed back to “coming soon”, is the Droid RAZR with a longer battery and… that’s it.

However, it’s not called Maxx for no reason, as Motorola is promising 21 hours of battery life. They’re ready to prove it on February 6th with a live stream of a RAZR Maxx being used for 24 hours.

How they’re going to pull this off is anyone’s guess. If the company just puts it in a glass case for a day that’s not very indicative of how people use phones, is it?

Droid Razr Maxx

A livestream of an actual person using the phone for a day could be interesting. There’s a long list of activities she could perform to show that you don’t need to keep the phone asleep all day to make it last all day. This could also make for an excellent cross-marketing opportunity for other brands.

Engadget likened the whole thing to a David Blaine trick — I hope it doesn’t turn out to be as disappointing as one of those.

If the RAZR Maxx does turn out to get 21 hours of solid battery life with normal use it’s cause for celebration, especially as it’s a 4G smartphone.

Battery life is the next big challenge with mobile devices, but I’m not convinced that bigger batteries are what’s called for. I’m still waiting for Pixel Qi or Qualcomm’s mirasol to stop being interesting experiments and start showing up in real products. When the 21 hour battery is at the low end of the spectrum, I’ll celebrate.



  1. Niceacappella

    01/18/2012 at 6:12 am

    I’m celebrating now! One of Verizon’s best smartphones can now defeat the biggest smartphone problem: low battery life. This think rocks, and it will replace my HTC Incredible as soon as it comes out.

  2. Chris DeLuca

    01/18/2012 at 12:52 pm

    I’m with Niceacappella !  I’ve got the Thunderbolt… which I LOVE… but I’ve also got three backup batteries for it.  So if I can get something that will get me through my day AND allow me to actually USE it for all of the fun things I want to use it for…. Count me IN! I can’t wait!

  3. Towelsnapper

    01/21/2012 at 9:09 pm

    I got the Droid RAZR when it came out, and sent it back because of poor battery life. That was my only complaint about the phone, everything else about it was amazing. Also had the Galaxy Nexus, and the RAZR was a far better phone in my opinion (brighter, crisper screen, solid build quality, less buggy.)

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