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Oct 16, 2006, 1:47 PM   by (staff)

A Motorola PR image depicting a RAZR MAXX with a Verizon logo on it has leaked out of the company today, indicating that as with the RAZR and KRZR, Motorola is producing CDMA versions of this new high end clamshell. Although the photo appears to be a composite, Phone Scoop can confirm its authenticity. The MAXX was introduced in July as a new 3G folder with touch sensitive external music controls. The model that was originally shown off featured HSDPA, a QVGA screen, MicroSD card slot and 2 Megapixel camera. The Verizon version shown in the photo labels the camera as a 2 Megapixel autofocus model and shows a much larger flash. It is unclear whether the Verizon MAXX will inherit other features such as the QVGA screen from the UMTS version.

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Nov 17, 2006, 3:17 PM

still no news on this bad boy

it would be nice to see it before the end of the year, but other than a few pictures - I havent seen much more info about this.
Sam K

Oct 16, 2006, 10:43 PM

Rich/Eric, any word on an approximate release date?

Rich / Eric, I know it's probably too early to ask this but do you have any word on an approximate release date with your connections at Motorola/Verizon? Please don't flame me. This is exactly the phone I'm looking for.
No, we honestly don't. Sorry! ☹️
my prediction...let's watch until vzw announce
ev-do rev.a network and handsets...
i guess...the reason external display is
unusually big...may be intended to make video
phone calls... much more for these
applications which demands more bandwidth...

Oct 22, 2006, 7:01 AM

This is for real...


seeing is believing...
QualComm™ chipset on it...so
numeric keypad boundary is a little odd...

http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrie ... »

http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/reports/Vie ... »

possible chipset...but not sure...
http://www.cdmatech.com/products/msm7500_chipset_sol ... »

^Y peace!
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Oct 16, 2006, 7:17 PM

The Verizon debates

Once upon a time all hated Verizon because VZW did not have a good selection of phones. VZW heard that argument and worked to improve the selection.

Now everytime the great guys here post a Verizon story all the Whiners and nay sayers start in. I just sit and watch.

Jere is the deal... on the VZW UI... Vodaphone (part owner of VZW) has had a standard UI for a while. Studies have proven that it is easier for folks to adapt to a new handset when they do not have to relearn how to use it. No not all people are morons or stupid, but people in general are stupid.

I have a hard time believing that a lot of people who post here are any less so. I realize of course that this is a public forum, which I have been a part of for many m...
VZW should learn from Sprint. Sprint has better OS and better plans. VZW doesn't have J2ME, if VZW did have better OS, VZW would dominate the market. Most cpu saviy customers will go with Sprint due to what you can do and explore with their phones. Ex...
jdmountford said:

Jere is the deal... on the VZW UI... Vodaphone (part owner of VZW) has had a standard UI for a while. Studies have proven that it is easier for folks to adapt to a new handset when they do not have to relearn

Oct 16, 2006, 3:07 PM


Most manufacturers use a uniform UI anyway...

Motorola phones have had the same UI for what seems like the last decade....

So whether it is a Verizon phone or not... You still have to deal with Uniform UI from the manufacturer... on every single phone until they change it!!!!

THE ONLY THING I do NOT like about Verizon's UI is the crippling of the OBEX... other than that... who cares if its a uniform UI from VZW or from MOTO???

just my opinion but I know ppl will jump on this now... 🤨
Protege said:
Most manufacturers use a uniform UI anyway...

So whether it is a Verizon phone or not... You still have to deal with Uniform UI from the manufacturer... on every single phone until they change it!!!!🤨(continues)
Am I the only one who's forgetting the root of this technology? ITS A PHONE. Who cares if you can change/not change the UI -- ITS A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES TO VERBALLY ASSAULT PEOPLE WITH! I dont see the big deal with Verizon's UI other than a bunch of...
Ahh... but the problem with the VZW UI is it is horriable!!!!!!!!!!

If they hadn't disabled stuff, it would help but it would still not be as good as an UI as the Moto UI.

If they had as good of a UI as the Moto UI then I don't think people wo...
Motorola shouldn’t be touting their uniform UI, because like all things universal, it has to be engineered down to the lowest common denominator and Motorola software couldn’t get any lower. And like all things universal, it does none of them part...
I don't like the UI either. I don't like the phone selection either. I think Verizon could be fantastic, but they seem to be playing a waiting game to maximize profit and control. So, they leak little pieces of technology just to keep up. Given...
... in one fell swoop, Verizon has managed to spread the suckage to ALL their phones because of this uniformity.

Oct 16, 2006, 2:37 PM

Dear Verizon, I hate you. Signed, A Cingular Subscriber

Why the heck do they always get the good phones. They are all wasted on Verizon; they get raped of features and have the same OS. Why couldn't Cingular get this one?? HeIl if they get the CDMA version of a GSM phone, couldn't Cingular at least get a variant of the V3x to have the 850 band.....ba$tards!
the less moto phones cingy gets the happier i am even though this phone doesnt look too bad
Interesting role reversal here...

It used to be Verizon with the better network and Cingular with the really cool phones. Now VZW has all the cool phones and Cingular has the better network.
Don't be too pessemistic, the you may be surprised regarding the Razr Max and Cingular.... Verizon may have it coming but it's going to be awhile for sure. As with all phones, it will be some time before the GSM version is ready to go here. You can'...
You couldn't get me to switch in CINULAR for 10 free phones. If the phones can't work as phones , why bother. THERE SERVICE SUCKS BIG TIME....

Don't worry about it too much...

they may have cool phones... but that VZW UI kills their functionality!!!!!

So, you wind up with a phone that looks cool but won't do crap!!!!!!!!
why dont you switch to verizon then? 🙂
who cares it is a old phone in gsm standards and plus cingular does not need to bring out a specfic phone you can just buy a imported one off of ebay.

Oct 20, 2006, 11:19 PM

Enough. What about the Phone?!

The posts on this thread are ridiculous! If you want to debate Cingular vs. Verizon, then take it elsewhere! Want to know something about this Mot Ve phone...Cingular isn't getting it and Verizon is going to have a huge advantage!! Worried about the Verizon UI?...yes, it has that too, but you can also push files from the phone to your PC with Bluetooth and copy file from the phone with FTP!!

Time: Verizon hasn't even started tested it yet, they just have early prototypes..it's probably a March '07 phone or later.
Functionality: It's basically a black RAZR with every but the kitchen sink. The camera is better than anything Verizon has to offer with autofocus you can zoom in up to 2-inches!!. The flash is almost too bright! The dis...

Oct 18, 2006, 2:29 PM

Jumping on the bandwagon

I have noticed that the only news stories that get a lot of forum usage is when Moto is releasing a new phone (as it is right now-RED razr has over 40 posts, and the razr MAXX has over 80). It kinda reminds me of the band that everyone likes, until they go on MTV (Fallout Boy anyone??)
I am not a fan of MOTO, or even of Cingular, but some people on here are just getting malicious. Take it easy guys, the good thing about capitalism is that you don't have to get something if it is offered. If you don't like Verizon or the razr, by all means, find something else. Free enterprise rules.

Oct 16, 2006, 7:57 PM

verizon is going to be number one - then who will cingular merge with???

Seriously. Verizon has awesome marketing, awesome coverage, awesome phones now. Sure, there are some nice things about cingular, t-mobile, sprint, but I think Verizon is going to be #1 again if they keep this up.

once that happens, cingular will probably try to find someone else to buy so they can keep saying their number one. 🤣
Awesome phones, horrible user inter face, disabling phones functionality. Who cares how cool the phone is if the fuctionality of the phone has been killed be with their VZW UI crap.

Add to it customer service reps that barely know how to even answe...
theyellowdart said:
cingular will probably try to find someone else to buy so they can keep saying their number one. 🤣

Please read the AWS article on the phonescoop news page. Cingular did not merge with ATT just...
verizon is already #1. only reason cingular has a bigger number customers is because of the merge. no other reason

Oct 17, 2006, 11:12 AM

Glass front?

Is the entire front of this phone made of glass, like the Krzr? It also looks a bit bigger than Krzr, similar to the Razr
Made of glass?????????????????? The KRZR we have in store is not glass...... I'm cofused 🤨

Oct 17, 2006, 8:02 AM

Very pleased to hear...

myself being a loyal verizon customer for years, its finally nice to hear that we a phone will soon be available that is comparable to the other providers top notch phone.

Verizon always seems to be lagging a year behind in technology - but this sounds great.

I read on the link provided that someone heard a possible release in November, which I just dont see personally considering November is right around the corner.

Hopefully they will have it out before 2007 though, the holidays are always a good time to buy new toys ;)

Oct 16, 2006, 3:46 PM

Fake Pic LOL

That pic is so fake that it is not even funny. Look at the area where the camera and the flash is. It looks uneven and akward at its best. I am not saying that this phone doesn't exist, perharps this is how the phone is probably GOING TO look like. But puhleez... 🙄
How can the pic be fake if it came off of Motorola's site?
I downloaded it from a Motorola site myself. It's not fake. Here's a close-up to prove it:

http://img.phonescoop.com/img/misc/msgr-guy-top-crop ... »

Oct 16, 2006, 1:53 PM

Thank you for making it official RICH and ERIC

Its not official till its on phonescoop!!!

This phone is nice!! 🤤 🤤
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