“Moto Maxx” trademark hints at upcoming phone, or does it?

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 30, 2014

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Motorola has filed a new trademark for a “Moto Maxx”, categorized under mobile phones, smartphones and accessories. It doesn’t take a mobile expert to realize this is probably a trademark for an upcoming smartphone, but confusion surrounds the mysterious device. Mostly because its name doesn’t follow Motorola’s traditional naming scheme.

If the Moto Maxx is to reach the light of day, we could see it taking multiple roads. The “Moto” moniker has been attached to global smartphones for some time now. This series includes devices like the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E, so the brand now has a fame for producing unlocked and/or easily accessible smartphones.


On the other hand “Maxx” is closely associated with the Verizon-exclusive DROID brand. Devices like the Motorola DROID Maxx, DROID RAZR Maxx and others have been released and are known for their impressive performance in battery life. So, where does this leave the rumored Moto Maxx?

Is Verizon getting rid of the DROID branding (which does happen to belong to Lucasfilm)? Will it be part of the “Moto” family and simply come with a large battery, like other Maxx devices? For all we know this trademark could be nothing but a placeholder and will never make it to market. The Moto Maxx’s future is uncertain, but you can be sure we will promptly bring you any details that may emerge.

  • Jayfeather787

    Nexus 6? I hope. Well, it’s probably Verizon related, as stated in the article, but it might be the Nexus 6. Somehow. Probably not.

  • MasterMuffin

    4000 mAh battery please thank you very much :)

    • Marc Perrusquia

      With a 720p screen and snapdragon 805.

      • Crutchcorn

        Much yes…. Just so much yes

      • a+i

        why 720 and not 1080p i would love to see a this phone become a flagship

        • Marc Perrusquia

          It would have god like battery life with a 720p panel, my nexus 5 screen looks great, and while there is a noticeable difference between 1080p and 720p on a phone I feel it doesn’t warrant the battery drain, unless it’s a phablet that needs the higher resolution and has a much bigger battery. And the new flagships are moving to QHD panels which is complete overkill on a phone, that’s just wasting battery life, and performance for a useless spec. Look at the g3 the g2 had amazing battery life, but by moving to QHD, not only did you get a dinner l dimmer display you get inferior battery life, for a marginal sharpness difference. And a moto maxx with a 720p screen, and the latest silicon would be the fastest device on the market, stock android, with the latest generation snapdragon 805, and a still beautiful 720p display that will maximize battery life, and performance will be the a true flagship.

    • Anonymousfella

      I too would love a Maxx battery in X+1, thank you very much! :D

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  • Sal

    If it comes with a killer battery then I’ll be buying!

  • kevin

    Make this a gsm phone. Stop fonding with verizon and bring the love to tmobile. I’d buy a moto maxx in a heart beat. If it had other base features like a 1080p screen, 2gb ram, and atleast a snap dragon 800 and if it had a 3500mah+ battery. I dont need all these fancy gimics that the rest of the providers are giving me. I just want insane battery life. a SD800 is more than enough for my needs (FB, Gmail, Reddit, google music, and occasional internet browsing)

  • Tyrone_83

    Watch this phone be an Verizon exclusive.

    • Da Fuq

      I think that won’ t be a problem now that SIM unlocking is legal :)

  • Maybe a Motorola Phablet at last !!! Fingers Crossed… :D