Motorola May Have Succeeded in Reviving the Razr

Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx on display at the Motorola's booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Photograph by David Becker/Getty Images

An astonishing bit of news has come out of a recently released financial research note from William Blair. According to the sources of analyst Anil Doradla, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx has displaced the iPhone 4S as the bestselling smartphone at Verizon Wireless, Barron’s reported. The iPhone has always been the top smartphone at every North American carrier it has landed on, so for another vendor—in particular a struggling Motorola Mobility—to displace it is quite a feat.

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