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CTIA Awards: Droid Razr Maxx named best smartphone

gadgets Updated: May 11, 2012 14:25 IST
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Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx smartphone has been named the best smartphone & handset in the Mobile Consumer Electronics category at this year’s CTIA Wireless 2012 E-Tech Awards.

The device was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2012 and has since become a popular addition to Motorola’s Droid family of Android devices.

The 9mm thin Motorola Razr Maxx smartphone is close to 2mm thicker than its Droid Razr sibling but manages to squeeze a huge 3300mAh battery into its chassis, giving owners the ability to play games and surf the web all day, or talk for up to 21 hours straight without having to find a charger.

Samsung’s oversized Galaxy Note smartphone and its Galaxy Nexus ‘Google phone’ were awarded second and third places in the 2012 E-Tech Awards Smartphone & Handset category.

In 2011 Motorola also picked up the E-Tech Award for the best Phone/Smartphone with its Atrix 4G handset, beating LG’s Thrill 4G and HTC’s ThunderBolt which were awarded second and third places respectively.

Judging for this year’s award was conducted by a panel of media and industry analysts. Awards were given to products and services that embodied innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.

The full list of 2012 nominees can be viewed on the CTIA Wireless Emerging Technology (E-Tech) awards page at http://ctiait.ctia.org/etech/2012/public/index.cfm/index.cfm/viewEntries.