Mighty Apple iPhone brought down by Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX at Verizon says analyst

Mighty Apple iPhone brought down by Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX at Verizon says analyst
According to analyst Anil Doradia, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, with its long lasting 3300mAh battery, is outselling the Apple iPhone at Verizon during the quarter ending this month. According to the analyst, this is the first quarter since the launch of the OG Apple iPhone, that the device was not the top selling model at any North American carrier where it was offered. The appeal of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is its battery, which is the highest rated cell found as original equipment in any smartphone.

Doradia says that this is not the result of potential Apple iPhone buyers at Verizon holding off for the next model of the iconic device. After all, the Apple iPhone 4S remains the top selling smartphone at AT&T and Sprint. The analyst says that in the next few months, there will be the usual pullback in iPhone sales as potential buyers wait for the 6th generation model to be announced. He also notes that the Apple iPhone is up against tough competition from 4G LTE enabled models which is why he says that the new Apple iPhone, with its expected 4G LTE connectivity, will be a "catalyst" for Apple. As we recently mentioned, the next Apple iPhone could launch as soon as early September in an attempt to push sales into this fiscal year.

For those curious, behind the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and the Apple iPhone 4S at Verizon is the Samsung GALAXY Nexus.

source: Barron's via IntoMobile

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55 Comments

1. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Apple user are always that smart unlike Android that just buys anything that looks like the iPhone to save some penny despite its lagginess, uncertain update to jellybean, compatibility to all apps, short battery life due to unoptimized software/hardware for the marketing stunt of "more cores = better".. They are now holding out for the almightly iPhone 5!

4. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"Doradia says that this is not the result of potential Apple iPhone buyers at Verizon holding off for the next model of the iconic device. After all, the Apple iPhone 4S remains the top selling smartphone at AT&T and Sprint."

34. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And razr maxx is not available on ATT & Sprint

41. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, so?

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh you so high, thinking you're smart and sh*t. Your statement is so delusional I don't even know where to start. Perhaps someone can knock some sense into this guy? Your statement just threw you from troll to stupid.

9. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Can't tell if trolling or just....

17. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

hes trolling to make up for the fall of the Qin dynasty to the Han

10. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Smug hipster attitude, typical of an ifanatic.

19. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

You do know the RAZR MAXX's battery kicks the iPhone 4S's ass.

33. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

They should pullout too...not breed more iSh33ps...can't believe I am writing this...but you just pissed me off with ur s**tty comment!

35. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Hey I think you are a White Fat 14 year KIddo whose parents gave him a USED Iphone 2G as a toy on Christman !!

49. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You must get paid by Apple for this....you have to....I dont wanna believe a sane person does this just because....

54. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Guys, Qin, or strikecho, is just some Chinese hacker who escaped from the insane asylum...move along, folks, nothing to see here :-)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let the iRationalization begin!

29. stealthd unregistered

Perhaps we should be rationalizing why an 8 month old phone is just now being outsold (on the US's largest carrier no less).

36. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

yeah.. and the android gang are cheering for a newly released phone to outsell an 8 month phone

46. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

The Razr Maxx was released in January.. not really a "newly released" device..

53. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Shhh. They are choosing to ignore your comment. The iRational has already begun.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There it is. Thanks for playing.

43. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

no problem

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Im really hoping Motorola brings out more phones with the Maxx Battery to other carriers. Hoping for a Photon 2 Maxx lol

6. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I'm waiting on the new Razr HD, personally. I think it will be a great little device.

21. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

With the screen sizes going up by the day I don't see us getting many great little devices

5. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Take a hint from this, Verizon. Release the damned RAZR HD now, not in two months. I was shocked at how thin and light the MAXX was with that size battery.

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, seriously take a hint. I suspect the profit margins on the RAZR HD will be better than those for the iPhone 4S (or for that matter, the 5). VZW, you have a window to make some serious coin. Don't screw it up.

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Finally! The RAZR MAXX deserves this spot.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If this is true, I can't wait to see what happens when the Razr HD is

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

launched.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, it's going to be legen...wait for it...

28. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

...dary!

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