Leaked: Motorola To Sell “Developer Edition” RAZR in Europe, Then US, Comes With Unlockable Bootloader

Well it appears that Motorola has heard the development community’s cry for an unlocked bootloader as an article on the Motorola blog suggests that they will be releasing a “Developer Edition” of the powerhouse Droid RAZR sometime soon. The article was posted and quickly redacted suggesting that the news was released a little too soon. If you look at the image below, courtesy of Droid-Life, you can see that the article is dated for the 30th (tomorrow).

Right now the phone is only to be available in Europe but Motorola gives word that it will be seen in the United States. Even though Motorola said they were working on a bootloading solution over a year ago, and again in April of 2011, until now we had yet to see it happen. The only difference between this version of the RAZR and the one out for sale now, is the fact that it has an unlockable bootloader, as the original shipped with a locked bootloader. Otherwise it’s the same ridiculously thin, powerful device.

Right now the blog link in the source is down and you’ll get a “You 404′d it, Gnarly Dude” message. However the folks at Droid-life were able to snag a screenshot of the article before it went down. Hit the break below to check it out. I don’t know about you guys, but this is one heck of a win for the development community and who knows, this may be the start of a beautiful thing. Motorola hardware with unlockable bootloaders… You can’t beat that. Enjoy!

[via Motorola's Blog Through Droid-Life]

 

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  • Jason

    For some reason I just can’t picture Verizon selling a “developer edition” phone.

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly why it’s a GSM phone so no Verizon…

  • Anonymous

    so now there are three versions of the Razr? When I saw “developer edition ” in the title I was kind of hoping it would have a stock build of android and an unlock able boot loader, but guess not. O well , at least its unlockable .