Motorola has confirmed that UK customers will be able to purchase its RAZR Maxx handset from the middle of May.

The Android-powered device will be the latest addition to Motorola’s most successful range of phones to date, with the manufacturer reintroducing the brand at the end of 2011.

There’s no official word on what contracts the handset will be available, but both Expansys and Clove are all taking pre-orders now, with the phone costing around £430. 

Motorola has informed Pocket-lint that though the RAZR Maxx will begin shipping with Google’s Gingerbread Android OS, it will be upgradeable to the more advanced Ice Cream Sandwich later in Q2.

The handset itself sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass touch-display and sticks to the RAZR tradition of size zero credentials, measuring in at 8.99mm thick.

Despite its svelte body, Motorola has managed to pack in a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

It’s just a shame there’s no Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

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