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Motorola DROID RAZR HD Buyers: Proceed With Caution!

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Verizon have told us the official release date for the Motorola Droid Razr HD. However before you get prepared to rush out and get one, you may want to rethink that. The folks over at GottaBeMobile have warned that there are many reasons why you may wish to avoid it.

Motorola DROID RAZR HD: 5 reasons you shouldn’t get one

One of the biggest reasons to avoid it is due to the fact that Motorola have chosen to release it with Android 4.0 ICS, when Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 is out. Jelly Bean blows ICS out of the water and while the device will get the update, there is no telling when. Motorola are slow when it comes to getting out updates based on their track record too. They have also made promises and then failed to keep them, when it comes to updating handsets. This was seen recently with the Atrix 4G, which is now not getting the update to ICS owners were promised.

To further stifle your chances of updating to Jelly Bean in case Motorola doesn’t, GBM adds that it may come with its bootloader locked and this will mean that owners of the device are unable to install custom ROMs.

To add to the list of don’ts, there is a rumour that there will be a new Nexus device coming out very soon from LG. it is thought that it will have the latest Android and that the display will be 4.7 inches and the device should have a quad core processor and cheap price tag for the unlocked version. It will also have 2GB RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. So you’re looking at another Android with virtually the same specs but with an unlocked bootloader, the latest update with guarantees for more coming, and a lower unlocked price tag.

Finally there is the fact of it having the Motorola name to it. GBM pointed out that Motorola have in the past been unfair to consumers, launching a new phone right after you have gone out and bought their previous handset. This was seen with the launch of the Droid 2, when the Droid 3 global was released shortly afterward along with the Droid Bionic. So for all you know, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD is just a taste of what Motorola has ready for the coming weeks/months.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.