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Motorola has announced this morning that the RAZR MAXX is set to shed its "DROID" branding and its LTE chip before making its debut in "select markets" across Europe and the Middle East next month.

The LTE-equipped handset has been available in the U.S. since last November, where it has been impressing users with its incredible 3,300mAh battery that offers 17.6 hours of talk time. The device also boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an "Android operating system."

Motorola hasn't specified which version of Android the RAZR MAXX will be running when it hits Europe and the Middle East, but we're assuming it'll be Gingerbread, with an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade following later. It will also be pre-loaded with Motorola's Smart Actions app, which "pushes the limits even further by automating everyday tasks based on triggers like time of day, location, battery levels and more"; and Motorola MotoCast, which allows you to stream content to other devices.

Maurizio Angelone, vice president and general manager of mobile devices for Motorola Mobility, believes the handset creates a whole new game:

"RAZR MAXX isn't changing the rules – it's creating a whole new game. Building on the RAZR heritage it combines the pinnacle of design with mind-blowing power and an incredible battery life that is perfect for people who want to push their smartphone to the limits.

"Whether you want to watch hours of movies, or don't want to worry about charging between meetings, this latest smartphone from Motorola redefines boundaries and banishes the low battery beep to history."

Motorola hasn't announced any pricing details for the RAZR MAXX yet, but you can expect to see these from carriers during the coming weeks.

Will you be picking up the Motorola RAZR MAXX next month?

[via The Verge]