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Motorola RAZR Developer's Edition to come with unlocked bootloader

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Motorola RAZR Developer's Edition to come with unlocked bootloader
Motorola apparently plans on slicing and dicing the Motorola RAZR with the Motorola RAZR DE (Developer's Edition) coming in Europe with an unlocked bootloader out of the box. The company says that the phone "allows us to continue meeting our carrier and regulatory obligations, but also meets the needs being expressed by our developer community." Motorola's blog post (that has since been removed but remained on Google Reader), says that the MOTODEV site would offer support for unlocking, relocking and locating build files for the "DE' model.

The MOTODEV site is also where U.S. consumers will find out about when a similar model that is being built for the States will be ready. Motorola has recently been seen as responding quickly to customer's complaints, such as by offering the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX with a 3300mAh battery to answer those who complain about short battery life on LTE enabled Android units. On the other hand, the company is also seen as being slow to offer phones with unlocked bootloaders, or tools to unlock older models. In this regard they are well behind the competition like HTC. Last October, Motorola said that the RAZR would be the first of its phones to come with a solution to unlock the bootloader, but that it would be up to each carrier to decide whether or not to offer it.  Verizon, of course, declined with the Motorola DROID RAZR.

According to the post on the Motorola Blog, the DE version of the Motorola RAZR will have the same features including the use of Kevlar, the Super AMOLED Advanced screen and the that stylishly thin design. While the blog post mentioned that pre-orders can be made by EU-based customers from the Motorola Shop, all that shows on that site is the apparent model number of the phone,  MOTDEVXT910.

source: Androinica

Before being taken down, the Official Motorola Blog discussed the Motorola RAZR DE

Before being taken down, the Official Motorola Blog discussed the Motorola RAZR DE


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posted on 29 Jan 2012, 23:44

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i thought that the advanced in "SAMOLED Advanced" meant the device has an hd screen.

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 23:53 4

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


no, it's for qHD.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 01:08 1

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I doubt even the developers can do much to make Motorola's phones better.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 02:38 1

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Thank you for the thumbs down, Sniggly.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 02:44

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


he hasn't given you a thumbs down yet. :P

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 03:51 1

6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


:P Oh I'm sure he'll be in soon enough with the whine.

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