Moto Maxx pics appear to reveal international Droid Turbo

The Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon has emerged as one of the more interesting smartphones of the season… with the big asterisk next to that statement being that unless you’re in the US, and unless you’re willing to sign up with Verizon, this news is utterly useless to you. Well, maybe not entirely useless, as we’ve been seeing bits and pieces of evidence pointing to the existence of a close cousin of the Droid Turbo, delivering very nearly the same hardware under a new name and circumventing that Verizon exclusivity in the process. Last week an invite seemed to point to Motorola planning to announce just such a model in Brazil on November 5, and today we get what could be our first confirmed look at the handset, which appears to be going with the name Moto Maxx.

That’s one of the candidates we heard mentioned for the Droid Turbo’s international name last week, and this new photographic evidence seems legitimate enough. The Moto Maxx name shows up both in that pic above (with the reapplied factory screen protector), as well as in an on-screen mention, and the hardware we see here appears consistent between shots. And just like we’d expect for a model like this, there’s no Droid Verizon logo around back.

Even with this new find, we’ve still got a good deal of questions about Motorola’s plans for this phone, primarily concerning in which markets Motorola intends to make the handset available. Brazil feels like a lock, but as for the story on the rest of South America, to say nothing of Europe, Asia, and parts abroad, we’ll have to wait at least a few days longer.


Source: Guilherme Henrique (Google+)
Via: Android Police

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