At present there's a lot of RAZRs going around - Motorola's got the original DROID RAZR on Verizon, the international Motorola RAZR, the DROID RAZR MAXX with its extended battery, a couple of local Chinese versions and a mystery phone that's probably coming as the DROID Fighter. Add one more to the pile: The RAZR MAXX XT910 is an international GSM version of the DROID RAZR MAXX, currently on sale in China. Aside from a new radio and some branding, the RAZR MAXX XT910 is identical to its American cousin.
We've been hearing requests for an international version of the DROID RAZR MAXX ever since it launched - that massive 3300mAh battery is an enviable feature. Motorola ain't just whistlin' Dixie, either: we gave the DROID RAZR MAXX a torture test over a three-day business trip, and it just barely managed to make the whole thing on a single charge. In addition to the bigger battery and slightly bigger body, the RAZR MAXX XT910 keeps the 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, 16GB of on-board storage and 1.2Ghz dual-core processor. The phone is still running Motorola's customized version of Android 2.3.
The release of this phone is good news for our international readers. While this particular model is unique to China, it demonstrates that Moto isn't keeping the MAXX line in the United States. Cramming a gigantic battery into a phone that's still quite slim and manageable is an impressive feat of engineering, and I'm glad to see it spread to more models. If Motorola can start releasing more and more phones with these extended yet concealed batteries, it just might gain a reputation as the longest-lasting phone manufacturer around.