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Antenna issues delaying the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD?

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:18

The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD may be delayed due to antenna issues, caused not only by the size and location of the antennas, but also since they make contact with the external edges of the device, which can cause the signal to degrade over time as the user touches them.

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:20 3

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Ohh boy.....

Not good Motorola, not good at all. Please iron these issues out ASAP.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:50 7

5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Don't worry about it. Motorola are pioneers in wireless infrastructure all around the globe...if anyone can produce a stellar antenna its Moto!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:51 2

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I can't believe this was even alowed to get this far. You would think they have the experience and know how to foresee this problem with the current design!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:19 2

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Trust me, even if this rumour is true, this will be resolved 'before the holidays' as Motorola doesn't want another BIONIC.

Worst case scenario, they can always get Tim Cook to say, "iSorrrryyyy......"

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:26 4

23. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Yeah... Unlike Apple... Releasing the product and saying its a beta version... At least Moto is trying to get the issue fixed...

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:29 6

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

It's kinda ironic since Motorola is known for using some of the best radios in their devices. Now I might just get the SIII or just wait for the Nexus...

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:42 4

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

surprise surprise Motorola having another delay...hope is not like the Bionic

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:55 12

8. Aeires (unregistered)

At least they are fixing it before rolling it out the door. Wise decision, too bad not all companies think that way.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:15 3

15. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Yeah, I guess some companies have a higher standard of excellence than to cop out and say, "You're holding it wrong."

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:51 1

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

well if they delay too much will hurt sales.. a few here already said wil move to buy another device.. soo wise move then Moto..

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:57 5

29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

No dude, if they release a FAULTY device that will hurt not only the sales but Motorola's rep as one of the best wireless cell phone suppliers ever. Motorola might not have the best software or high end specs, but when it comes to their cell phone radio and signal strength, there is NOBODY better.

People will get over a delay, they won't get over having a device they spent 200-300 on and can't even use it properly. You'll be hearing a lot of noobs yell "I'M NEVER BUYING ANOTHER MOTOROLA DEVICE AGAIN!!!"

So yea let them delay it. as long as they don't pull another Droid RAZR on us, that is.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 23:48

42. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Truthfully, these devices are DOA. If you don't care about unlocked bootloaders and tinkering, you have a much better choice in the iPhone 5 or a WP8 device. If you do love Android, you don't buy a Moto, because they are the worst offender for making it difficult to ROM, and their phones are performance turds.

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 01:00 4

43. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

And the winner for "Doesn't know what the hell he's talking about" today is: HEMLOCKE!

You seriously can't think of any reason to buy a Motorola device at all?

How about the fact that their battery life is usually excellent compared to other phones, their phones are built like tanks, and have better signal and call quality than competitors?

No? All right, how about the fact that on Verizon at least, their software support is pretty good, and performance wise, their phones are really not bad at all. I should know. I have a Motorola phone that I use as a secondary when needed. It does just fine. The only two bits that their competitors beat them on at this point are camera and screen performance. That's it.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:57 2

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Well honestly it's better than knowingly releasing a phone with bad antenna design then tell your faithful that they are holding it wrong and you Apple freaks bow down and said yes Almighty Jobs. If this is true then Moto will fix it because this is the Razr line, not the place holder Bionic. Top of the line means top quality, lets just hope they get a bloody good camera sensor in there, tired of noisy photos.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:01 2

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

hey better safe than sorry

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:17 1

16. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

I have to agree with gallito in part cause I'm waiting for this phone bad, I can't stand the nexus no more.

Play it safe sure but I really hope it doesn't turn a mess like the bionic.

I won't get a crapsung again!

My next choice would be HTC phablet but no sure about hat kind of size yet..

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:44

18. Griffin (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)

Another Bionic debacle in the making.....They are going to be late to the show again and the new nexi among other new phones will be out from HTC and Samsung. Even with Google, Motorola continues to shoot themselves in the foot.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:27 2

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I'm sure everyone would much rather have a delayed device that has no issues over an on track device filled with problems.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:43 7

4. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)

Maybe Apple is going to fire back with how good their antennas.....oh wait.....

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:51

6. drazyw (unregistered)

Adding this to my "Avoid" list. Reception will suck on these.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:56

9. blade19 (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)

It does suck that it may be delayed a bit. But at least, this time, they are acknowledging that it is a problem and trying to fix it as soon as possible, rather than releasing them in its current state.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:02

12. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

I was thinking about getting it by now no thanks.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:13 1

13. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Motorola, by far has the best radios in their phones!! I really miss the Motorola signal/sound quality I had in my Bionic with my current SG3. Believe me, if a problem exist--they will fix it.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:23

17. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)

in six months to a year. Anyone remember the keyboard issue with the Droid X, X2, and Droid2 Global?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:42 1

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

what are you talking about? xD

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:09 1

21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I hate to say it, but... it looks like Moto is going to lose this sales cycle. Too many compelling flagship handsets are going to be available before Moto sorts out their 'issues'.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:44 1

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it will still be a compelling choice in the market. reps only have to say three words about it to get people's attention nowadays and that's "great battery life" that's why the MAXX outsold the 4S there for a minute there if i'm not mistaken.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:01

48. winthorpe (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

Like what? I mean for Android. What's coming soon for Verizon in solid specs competition with the GS3 that can actually take a drop like a phone?

Maybe I missed the news on Arena.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:14 1

14. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:54 2

20. theyseemetrollintheyhatin (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

Just release unfinished that's what apple does.

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