Android CentralMotorola has announced that the RAZR MAXX will be making its way to the UK from next month. We'd already heard the MAXX was headed to Europe in the weeks ahead, but today it's official -- British buyers will get the chance to pick it up starting in May. With the same 3300mAh battery as the Droid RAZR MAXX and a more battery-friedly UMTS/HSPA radio setup, we're eager to see what kind of battery life we can get out of the GSM RAZR MAXX. Moto's promising 17.6 hours of continuous talk time, if you're into using your phone for actual phone calls.

Besides the battery boost (and the accompanying increase in thickness), the specs are identical to the GSM RAZR -- Android 2.3 on a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and a qHD SuperAMOLED display. A quick glance at UK retailers reveals a price point of £430 including VAT.

Check past the break for the full press release.

Motorola Mobility Brings RAZR™ MAXX to the UK
Up the ante with Motorola RAZR MAXX – giving you the longest talk time of any smartphone¹
 
BASINGSTOKE, UK – April 26, 2012 – When it comes to buying a new smartphone, pocket appeal and a long battery life are two of the top priorities according to a recent report from Strategy Analytics2. So step in the Motorola RAZR™ MAXX – which delivers this and so much more!
 
With its impossibly thin and lightweight design, this iconic handset boasts features with the wow factor and a battery that can handle even the most demanding lifestyle. The Android™-powered Motorola RAZR MAXX is expected to be available in the UK from mid-May, so you can start talking, texting, typing, watching and more… for even longer.
 
RAZR MAXX delivers up to 17.61 hours of talk time so you won’t spend your day plugged into the wall. Similarly, its 1GB RAM combined with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android operating system will ensure you are always entertained, delivering a lightning-fast user interface and the power to multi-task like never before. You can rock your playlists while checking email, breeze through photos – all day, every day, all at the same time.
 
Still seriously thin at just 8.99mm, RAZR MAXX is the exact opposite of frail. It’s made strong with KEVLAR® fibre, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass defends the hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display from scratches and scrapes. And every part of the Motorola RAZR MAXX is protected by a splashguard coating, which even extends to the electrical boards inside, ensuring a go anywhere, do everything attitude.
 
Smart Actions, the remarkably intelligent application exclusive to Motorola Mobility, pushes the limits even further by automating everyday tasks based on triggers like time of day, location, battery levels and more. Never forget to put your phone on silent in meetings, turn up the volume when your boss calls and even maximize your last ounce of power by dimming the display and turning off power hungry services.
 
Motorola RAZR MAXX also comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast™ app3, giving you the power to stream or download content from a home or work computer straight to the device so your docs, pics and music are always available – anytime, anywhere. No uploading to a third party means no wasted time or forgetting to upload that crucial presentation, and everything stays protected, right on your computer.
 
“Since we re-imagined the iconic RAZR brand, the Motorola RAZR has wowed consumers across the globe by combining the pinnacle of design with mind-blowing power,” said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility. “RAZR MAXX builds on those same principles, delivering an incredible battery life that is perfect for people who want to push their smartphone to the limits and banish the low battery beep to history.”
 
Motorola smartphones offer some of the industry’s most powerful enterprise features available, and Motorola RAZR MAXX is no exception, including government-grade encryption and productivity tools that rival the capabilities of desktop PCs. Collaborate in real time with GoToMeeting® and create and edit files right on your phone with QuickOffice®.

Besides the battery boost (and the accompanying increase in thickness), the specs are identical to the GSM RAZR -- Android 2.3 on a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and a qHD SuperAMOLED display. A quick glance at UK retailers reveals a price point of £430 including VAT.

Check past the break for the full press release.

 
There are 4 comments

jacmeister68 says:

But is the bootloader locked down, and i guess it ships with 2.3.6 which nowadays is inexcuseable.

Shame nice phone, good specs and great battery, but should have ics on board and who knows when moto will update euro phones if their milestone debacle is anything to go by.

When are they going to learn ??

mintvilla says:

my girlfirend will love this phone, she is a very heavy user, had a HTC desire and now has a nexus S, still cant get through the day, its her only complaint with android... she'll love the battery of this!

bilbotn says:

I wonder if they're figured out how to make the screens less fragile. A friend took her Maxx out of her pure to find the screen cracked.

jacmeister68 says:

and now MOTO just announced that the German version will get ICS but every one else in europe including UK gets Gingerbread. GO FIGURE !!!