Motorola announced earlier this year that they would start shipping phones with unlocked bootloaders. According to phonearena and ausdroid.com Motorola has said that the Motorola Razr’s bootloader is unlocked. However it’s the decision of the carrier, not Motorola to lock the bootloader, and of course Verizon has decided to lock it up tight.
Although the Motorola Razr was branded “Droid Razr” and announced at a Motorola and Verizon co-branded event, it is being sold worldwide under the name “Motorola Razr”, Droid is a designation by Verizon. Motorola has assured folks that in other parts of the world you will be able to unlock the bootloader, just not with Verizon.
Once Google has their paws on Motorola it could actually prove to be beneficial to people wanting unlocked bootloaders, especially with Android being open source.
The Motorola Droid Razr (locked bootloader version) will be available from Verizon Wireless soon. It goes on pre-order this week on October 27th.