Sep 17 AT 1:07 PM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

Unlocked Motorola RAZR HD coming in October

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When Motorola announced the RAZR HD earlier this month they didn’t have the availability details sorted out quite yet. Over the weekend we learned that the first non-Verizon RAZR HD will launch in October. The first countries will include Germany, Brazil, and Canada, and we expect more countries will follow in the coming months.

Motorola is also selling developer editions of the newly announced Droid RAZR M ($549) and Droid RAZR HD (coming soon), but both devices are locked to Verizon Wireless. Hopefully there is an unlocked GSM version that follows for developers in other countries, or Motorola places the devices in their Unlock My Device service.

At this time it is not clear if the Droid RAZR M and Droid RAZR MAXX HD will be available outside of Verizon, so Motorola and the carrier might have locked up some exclusive launch. I would love to see an unlocked version of the MAXX with it’s enormous 3300 mAh battery, but I don’t think it will be available outside of Verizon this year.

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Just to make sure I have this straight, the devices in October are both carrier-unlocked and bootloader-unlocked?

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  • ionorov

    Looking forward to this and especially that Razr M. Android makers need to realise that there is a market for a smaller handset with top-notch internals.

    Also hope Google pushes Moto into doing fast updates. Maybe get these into the Nexus program *drools*

  • run $hitphone radar…..$hitphone detected

    LOL ……….locked Bootloader now in HD

  • ibap

    WHY do these take so long to come to the US? Do AT&T and T-mob have a hand in it?

  • Nathan D.

    Well nice to hear about developer edit version of it, it you have to wait a bit longer for it why not together? I don’t know but I would have released them together.

  • Bernie C

    Can the “Germany, Brazil, and Canada” versions be unlocked and used on GSM like ATT in the US or other carriers in Europe?

  • dutrak

    Doodle Jump LOL

  • ANUJ

    CAN WE UNLOCK THE REGULAR MOTOROLA DROID RAZR HD ,IF YES, THEN HOW?

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  1. Just to make sure I have this straight, the devices in October are both carrier-unlocked and bootloader-unlocked?

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  3. Looking forward to this and especially that Razr M. Android makers need to realise that there is a market for a smaller handset with top-notch internals.

    Also hope Google pushes Moto into doing fast updates. Maybe get these into the Nexus program *drools*

  4. run $hitphone radar.....$hitphone detectedGuest 3 years ago

    LOL ……….locked Bootloader now in HD

  5. WHY do these take so long to come to the US? Do AT&T and T-mob have a hand in it?

  6. Well nice to hear about developer edit version of it, it you have to wait a bit longer for it why not together? I don’t know but I would have released them together.

  7. Bernie CGuest 2 years ago

    Can the “Germany, Brazil, and Canada” versions be unlocked and used on GSM like ATT in the US or other carriers in Europe?

  8. ANUJGuest 2 years ago

    CAN WE UNLOCK THE REGULAR MOTOROLA DROID RAZR HD ,IF YES, THEN HOW?