updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon October 16, 2006
RAZR MAXX To Reach Verizon
Motorola is known for launching phones officially for one cellphone network while later producing an alternate model for another. News has arrived today that this will be the case for its new RAZR MAXX handset. Originally planned to ship only for GSM cellphone carriers, the new phone will be available soon through the CDMA-based Verizon, online sources have learned. Unlike the recently introduced KRZR K1m, the MAXX is more a direct successor to the original RAZR in design. It adds an upgraded 2-megapixel camera, external music controls with a large external display, and 50MB of internal memory to complement the existing microSD card slot. Expect the Verizon MAXX to support EVDO mobile broadband as well. As the phone has not been officially announced, no pricing is available; the existence of professional photography of the new model, however, indicates a release within the next few weeks.