As luck would have it, the kind folks at Kyle Communications in Indianapolis recently found me and offered to provide me with a Droid Razr Maxx to test drive. They learned of my quest for a new cell phone, and since they provide public relations services for Verizon Wireless, they were able to hook me up with a phone to try out! Pretty cool!
The loaned Razr Maxx just arrived on Friday afternoon, and I've had a busy weekend, so I haven't had a chance to play around with it yet, but I can tell you that it's roughly the same size as my current Droid X. The Droid X is 2.58 inches wide; the Razr Maxx is 2.71 inches wide. The X is 5.02 inches long; the Razr Maxx is 5.15 inches long. No significant difference.
Weight-wise, there's not much of a difference between the two. The X weighs in at 5.47 ounces, while the Razr Maxx tips the scales at 5.1 ounces. I wouldn't consider a third of an ounce to be a significant difference in weight.
As with the X, the Razr Maxx has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, although the "Menu," "Home," "Back," and "Search" buttons are also virtual on the Razr Maxx, whereas they are physical buttons on the Droid X. They're in the same place on the phone, though, so that shouldn't require any relearning by X owners.
The "Power/Lock" button moves from the top center of the X to the top of the right edge on the Razr Maxx. Just below the "Power/Lock" button on the right edge is the volume control, roughly halfway down.
The micro SD card slot moves from the bottom of the right edge on the X to the bottom of the left edge on the Maxx. The power cord connection and the HDMI port move from the bottom left edge on the X to the middle of the top edge on the Maxx. The headphone jack slides over from the left side of the top edge on the X to the right side of the top edge of the Maxx.
The physical appearance of the Razr Maxx, then, is not much different than that of the Droid X. Some of the exterior buttons and ports are moved around a little bit, but nothing really Earth-shattering, and the transition from an X to a Razr Maxx shouldn't be all that difficult in that aspect.
As I play around with the phone and its apps, I'll let you know how it goes.
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