Good news and bad news today, it seems. The good news, for anyone who has been waiting to see the DROID RAZR become the real deal, is that Motorola and Verizon have officially announced the device. Perhaps better news, then, is that the handset will be available in the early part of November. But, like we said, there’s a bit of bad news to go along with all that good news.
According to Motorola Mobility’s Twitter account, the DROID RAZR will indeed have a locked bootloader. As they put it, it was locked per carrier’s request (Verizon), and it was done so to make sure that it was a secure device, and to conform to regulatory guidelines. Interesting indeed, especially considering Motorola (along with every other manufacturer of an Android-based handset) has to know that the general public believes these devices should come with an unlocked bootloader.
We’re still waiting for one more handset (at least) to be announced tonight, when Samsung unveils what they’ve been cooking up, so maybe we’ll have more good news to outweigh the bad. Stay tuned.