Last Tuesday, Verizon Wireless and Motorola introduced the new Motorola Droid Razr. It was also revealed that the Motorola Droid Razr was going to be released on other carriers absent Verizon’s “Droid” branding.
Verizon came under fire over the weekend when it was revealed that it was their decision and not that of Schaumberg Illinois based Motorola to lock the boot-loader of the device. Now if the FCC filing above is indeed showing the Motorola Razr AT&T bound Americans may actually get a chance to purchase a Motorola Razr with the ability to unlock the boot-loader.
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Motorola is putting a lot of faith in this new Android device by calling it the Razr. The Razr was one of Motorola’s best selling brands in company history. It’s the clamshell Razr that’s credited with Motorola’s first comeback into the cellular world, of course Android is their most recent. Some brilliant person at Motorola thought that if they combined the Razr name from their first comeback, with Android from their second comeback they could have some staying power with a new device.
Motorola will need to sell a ton of new Razr’s to come even close to the numbers that the original Razr did in it’s 4 year run. Motorola sold over 130 million Razrs during it’s initial four year run.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Motorola sold the Razr on all four tier 1 carriers in the United States, but only time will tell.