Motorola tends to be one of the bigger culprits when it comes to launching new mobile devices in the US and then taking forever to realise that the rest of the world does in fact exist and wouldn't mind getting the chance to give its products a whirl.
But we're happy to report that the Motorola RAZR Maxx and its humungous battery will be weighing down the shelves at your nearest phonemonger from the middle of next month – exactly when Moto promised it would be.
The RAZR Maxx takes its name from the whopping great 3,300mAh battery Motorola has managed to wedge into its otherwise slender profile, which should prove enough for upwards of 17 hours of nattering away via 3G.
That's a whole lot of talktime, and while the oversized cell does add to the RAZR Maxx's profile, it still comes in at just 8.99mm thick.
Elsewhere it's pretty much identical to the conventional RAZR, with its 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3in AMOLED display and 8-megapixel camera. No sign of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, though – you're stuck with Gingerbread for now, with no clear indication as to when that might chance.
Still, if you fancy one, you can pre-order now and commit £430 of your hard-earned ahead of the handset officially going on sale in mid-May.