Want to upgrade to the Razr Maxx?
With the announcement that Verizon will be releasing a Razr Maxx with much better battery life, in the next few weeks, I have a few suggestions for those holiday shoppers who "fell" for the original Razr and are still in their special Holiday trial period that ends Sat, Jan. 14th or for those who just recently purchased an original Razr!
If you would like a chance to get into the Razr Maxx instead, and decide to return your recently purchased Razr to wait for it.... check out your Google Maps / Google Sky Maps app on your Razr, because chances are that it doesn't work properly (known bug), and if it doesn't work properly with the compass enabled, then it is considered "defective" since Google Maps is an advertised feature of the Razr, and since it's technically "defective," Verizon WILL take it back under the trial period WITHOUT charging you the $70 restocking fee that they normally charge when you return a phone (which is a BS "trial" period anyway). Course if you don't ask, they won't tell you that, and this was verified by a Verizon rep on 01/09/12 when I called to ask him for a compass fix or a solution before I decide to return my Razr! Course now that I know a "better" Razr Maxx is on the way... I think I'll just get my upgrade and $300 back and wait for it! Or, I may go with the Galazy Nexus which looks pretty comparable also! Just food for thought anyway!
I love the Razr and I'm stickin to it. But need a good external backiup battery
Tempting though it is to trade in my newly purchased Razr for the Maxx, I'm going to take a pass. Granted, the battery on the new Maxx is much improved, but the size is bigger (closer to the Galaxy nexus, I think) and I just love the way the origiinal Razr fits in my hand and it's low profile in my belt holster.
That said, does anyone have any suggestions for an external backup battery? I just saw GoalZero Guide 10 Adventure Kit Amazon.com: Goal Zero 19006 Guide 10 Adventure Kit with 4 Goal Zero AA Batteries: Automotive (Solar powered) at Costco which looks interesting and versatile (power or solar charge for the battery) but the user reviews at Amazon are mixed. Any thoughts? Thanks.