Posts Tagged ‘Razr’
Verizon employees getting Limited Edition RAZRs?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:20 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:20
Not content with the standard, plain old RAZR or RAZR Maxx, Verizon‘s red shirts might be getting pretty new versions of the newest Motorola beasts. What makes them different? Well, it does say “Limited Edition” on the front! The back has a red and black special pattern and there will be a number etched into the camera pod. Beyond that, nothing much has changed. The RAZR (16GB) will cost employees a cool $99 and the Maxx (32GB) will be set them back $199. Grabbing a phone will also score staffers a handy dock as well.
The new preciouses will land in April, which gives us plenty of time to find out if any of Big Red’s people will plunk down cash for a double carrier exclusive phone. Isn’t that a paradox or something? Maybe this is what causes the world to end!
DROID RAZR Rooted Already
Last Updated on Friday, 4 November 2011 05:00 Written by StrifeJester Friday, 4 November 2011 05:00
The team over at Droid-Life had this pretty picture sent to them. The same person who has been dumping bits and pieces from the new Motorola DROID RAZR has confirmed that the existing root method that works on any Motorola running Gingerbread does still work on the RAZR. When this “exploit” first came out I figured it was going to be very hard for Motorola to patch because of how the file system is affected. Read more: DROID RAZR Rooted Already
Verizon, not Motorola, blocking unlocked bootloaders.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 05:22 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:00
Many a Rom’er and tweaker were ecstatic to hear Motorola would include the unlocked bootloader option in future devices. Yay! was the cry felt ’round the net as Big M gained itself some web cool points. The company still plans on sticking to its guns but is tossing Verizon under the bus instead. A recent statement from Camp Moto states they indeed will start the practice of including the software unlock, beginning with the DROID RAZR, however Verizon will then nix that in form of ‘customer security”. The global version of the RAZR will not suffer the same fate as its U.S. brother so that could be an option for some of you.
This reminds me of AT&T not allowing side-loading of apps, forcing us to use only the Android Market for our add-on fun. I understood what AT&T was doing in a way, they were keeping the more idiotic of our fellow customers from bricking their new phone and blaming AT&T. Didn’t like it but I understood. I just wish they would have been more upfront and honest in their intentions, much like Motorola and Verizon here.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:08 Written by Adam Warren Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:00
Well not quite, though it does look very similar. Here I was, thinking that Motorola would only be producing high-end smartphones and Droids, but then I see this phone. It is called the Motorola Gleam and will mainly be sold in Europe, though I could see it selling better in Korea or China as a house phone or something. Instead of a screen on the outside, the Gleam features a matrix LED display that flashes several messages and pictograms. The inside consists of a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a dual-band GSM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB charging port, a microSD slot that can hold up to 16GB, and a 2 megapixel camera. We’re hoping the price will be consistent with the features this phone carries, by the way, it will release in the first half of the year in gray, red, and some weird color called “thistle.” Read the full PR after the break.