Motorola and Verizon Wireless yesterday unveiled the DROID Turbo. As with DROID smartphones in years past, it is a Verizon exclusive. But it now appears that a global variant could be on the way as well. Motorola will hold a press event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 5 and the invitation shows the back of a device that resembles that of the DROID Turbo’s Ballistic Nylon back.
Tecnoblog sources suggest that the new device will be called the Moto Droid Maxx in Brazil. It seems odd that Motorola would use the Droid brand name outside of the U.S. though. More likely is that the new device will be known as the Moto Maxx as a recent U.S. Motorola trademark filing suggests.
While there may be a few differences between the Moto Maxx and the DROID Turbo, it’s likely to retain the 3,900mAh battery and promise of up to 48 hours of battery life as befits a device bearing the Maxx name. It will likely also retain the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 5.2-inch WQHD display and the 21MP camera.
While the announcement is taking place in Brazil, the fact that the trademwark was also registered in the U.S. suggests that Motorola is planning for a wider distribution. Perhaps we’ll see it in Canada as well.
All should be revealed next week.