I really am leaning towards them releasing a MAXX version of the Droid 4, or a Droid 4 Global - whatever someone wants to call something that isn't even named yet. It takes a long time to develop a phone, so whatever successor to the D4 that will eventually come out *IS* is some stage of development now. Maybe they won't come out with a Maxx version, but then the D5 is somewhere in the development pipeline. Whether that is planning, diagrams, mock up cases, or partially working prototypes, trust me, its being worked on. The question is; is it a version of the D4 with slightly better specs or a completely new D5? How far along is it? I stated in another post that my friend worked (past tense) for Motorola. He got to beta tests phones well before they came out. As an example he had a Droid X months before it came out. I still believe strongly that there is a Droid 4 Maxx (or whatever you want to call it - a beefed up D4 not a D5) in the works. The only thing working against my theory is usually someone will get a spy shot of a phone like that. If would have been easy enough for my friend to take a shot of his Droid X well before it was announced but he didn't feel like risking loosing his job. Yet there are people out there that do that all the time. If I were a beta tester I wouldn't be posting shots of the phone because I'd want to keep my beta tester status (and job), but we see these shots all the times. The only rumors I've seen on a D4 Maxx type phone has been in forums like this. So that is working against my theory... still.. I just find it odd they did this. By "This" I mean a 4G phone with a qHD LCD display (power hog) and a non-replaceable battery. For what? Oversight? Thinking people won't care? I read another poster pointing out the awkward keyboard layout and the lack of a dedicated @ symbol - which seems stupid too. So maybe it *is* just oversight and they didn't plan that well on what users (or us geeks) WANT on a phone like this. Unfortunately there is not going to be an answer to this. My friend no longer works for Motorola and he said he will talk to people there "when he gets a chance" to see if there is a D4 Maxx-ish phone in the works. Knowing him - that means never lol
I don't know if I would wait or count on a Maxx or separate global phone. Moto said they were going to slow production. So maybe that's part of the delay off the D4, to make sure it could be global one day.
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