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Review: Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX for Verizon Wireless

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The Droid RAZR MAXX offers several ways for users to enjoy music. First, you can side-load tunes to the stock Android music player application. This app is bare bones, but can interact with MP3s, AACs, and so on. The newest Google Music app can stream from the network if you have a Google Music account.

The Droid RAZR MAXX also includes Slacker for those of you who prefer to stream music to their handset. Slacker allows users to cache stations for offline use, which can come in handy when you're on an airplane.

The RAZR MAXX has access to Verizon's Media Manager software, and Tones Store. The Music and Tones Stores offer music and ringtones for download at a cost of $1.29 per track for songs and $2.99 per ringtone.



Video that has been captured by the RAZR MAXX or sideloaded to it is played back in the gallery application. I wish the RAZR MAXX had a stand-alone video player, because the Gallery isn't an obvious choice, but you can download a separate video player if you want.

The RAZR MAXX also has both the Blockbuster and Netflix applications for renting/buying movies, and the stock Android YouTube application.

Verizon's NFL Mobile application is installed, which offers free, live football games during the football season. This service normally costs extra, but Verizon is allowing Droid RAZR MAXX owners to use it for free for the entire season this year — including the SuperBowl if you buy it this week!

The RAZR MAXX includes DLNA sharing software, so content (images, video, etc.) can be shared via Wi-Fi with other DLNA devices, like your TV. You can also use the microHDMI port to attach the RAZR MAXX directly to an HDTV.


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