Motorola Droid 4 and Droid Razr Maxx make waves at CES 2012


    Some smart phones like Motorola Droid 4 and Droid Razr Maxx are making waves at CES 2012. Among the plethora of launches in CES, Motorola has added the latest Droid 4 and Droid Razr Maxx. The smartphones are expected to hit the market in the first quarter this year.

    Droid 4 is the latest in Motorola’s Droid series. A CES review states that it boasts “the greatest Android keyboard slider yet.”

    Droid 4 sports elegant lines and a QWERTY keyboard with a backlight, that has earned it to be called “the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone.” It runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It also has an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture. The mirror mode allows user to display images and video on an HDTV. It also packs 1GB of RAM. Besides, it has 16 GB of internal memory and supports up to a 32 GB microSD card. The security system offered in it which is termed “government-grade encryption to keep data secure”, is to target business class customers.

    Armando Rodriguez wrote in his CES review, “The thing that struck me most about the Droid 4 was how similar it looked to the Droid Razr. But, while the Droid 4 may look similar to the Razr, it isn’t nearly as sleek. The Droid 4 felt chunkier than the Droid 3, though its curved edges made it easy to hold. All the buttons on the phone were flush with the rest of the device, which makes it look good – but it also made the buttons a bit difficult to push.”

    It also offers 4G network that spans 200 million people in 190 markets. The speed prediction is of 5 to 12 megabits per second and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.

    On the other hand, Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx also received some good reviews about its exceptional battery life.

    Brian Bennett of CNET wrote in his review that Maxx can boast a battery life of double its predecessor, ie – 21 hours of talk time. He wrote, “Despite packing a beefier battery, the phone still keeps its trim 0.35-inch profile. All the other great features of the Droid Razr will be here, too, including an 8-megapixel camera and Webtop functionality.”

    The predecessor of Maxx, the Droid Razr was launched by Motorola just before winter and it was hailed with much appreciation for its super thin looks and winsome performance. The new Maxx also packs the same hefty-processing power.

    It runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. It is being called by Motorola as “the overachiever” of the Razr family for its battery life and slim figure at 8.99 mm. It packs within itself 32 GB of total memory and can be had at $300 with a new two-year customer agreement.