In a rather odd development, Motorola has finally done something to help those Motorola RAZR owners who would like to see the phone’s bootloader unlocked so they can fiddle with the OS files – it’s releasing an entire new edition of the phone it’s calling the Motorola RAZR Developer Edition.
It’s a hard move to understand, as the Motorola RAZR owning masses are hardly likely to buy ANOTHER version of the same phone. They’re far more likely to chuck it in the bin, slag Motorola off on the internet and buy a Galaxy S II instead. Here’s Motorola’s explanation:
We have some news for the community of people interested in unlockable/relockable bootloaders. Today, we announced a step forward in Europe with the availability of an unlockable version of our most in-demand product: the Motorola RAZR™ Developer Edition. This solution allows us to continue meeting our carrier and regulatory obligations, but also meets the needs being expressed by our developer community.
That’s not the “need” we’ve seen RAZR owners expressing.
But anyway. If you’d like a version of the admittedly rather awesome Motorola RAZR with an unlockable bootloader, it can be ordered through the Motorola Shop for €499.
Thanks to reader “Beefyburt” for the tip.