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Motorola RAZR MAXX To Land In May 2012

Motorola has announced that a variant of its popular RAZR, the MAXX, will be released in the UK, across Europe and the Middle East in May 2012.

The smartphone comes with what Motorola claims is the longest talk time at 1056 minutes or 17.6 hours. Like its smaller sibling, the RAZR, the MAXX features a dual core TI OMAP4460 processor clocked 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM and a 4.3-inch 960 by 540 pixels Super AMOLED screen covered with Gorilla glass.

It also features a Kevlar back, and even a splashguard coating that even protects the electrical components inside the phone (ed : not sure whether it would prevent your phone from dying out if it fell in the loo).

The rest of the specification reads as follows; a 9mm profile, up to 15 hours battery life when watching movies, an eight megapixel rear facing camera, an optional portable Lapdock 100 peripheral which converts your phone into a laptop.

Other features include Android 2.3 Gingerbead (with an assured path to Ice Cream Sandwich), Motorola's Motocast App, Smart Actions which automates everyday tasks,

The MAXX differs from the model in the US by its lack of LTE and the Droid branding. Oddly enough the XT910 which was launched in China a few days ago boosted a 21 hours talk-time on a single charge.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.