You all know about the AntennaGate scandal back in 2010 when the iPhone 4 was launched and how Jobs said that “You’re holding it wrong.” Fast forward two years and Motorola is in the same situation. But the Libertyville, Illinois-based phone maker showed everyone that it knows how to handle a situation like this.
Even though for the time being this is just a rumor, it seems that the launch of Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD will be delayed because of some issues caused by the antenna.
We are talking about the launch schedule for US carrier Verzion, that were reportedly delayed by the aforementioned problem, according to a rumor launched by Howard Forum community.
Apparently, the antenna design used for the new Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD is the problem, because the antenna is somehow connected to the edges of the smartphones, leading to “Death Grip.” Therefore we are talking about faulty hardware, so it can’t be fixed by a software update, and you we will have to wait a bit longer until the American phone manufacturer fixes the issue.
Motorola Droid RAZR HD packs a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 12 GB of internal storage. Droid RAZR HD has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and full HD video recording capabilities and is compatible with LTE networks.
On the other hand Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD has the same display, processor (making it LTE-friendly, too), camera and amount of RAM, but sports 32 GB of storage and a 3,300 mAh battery instead of 2,530 mAh, being 0.9 mm thicker than Droid RAZR HD (9.3 mm compared to 8.4 mm).
Previous rumors were indicating that the new Androdi 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Motorola smartphones will arrive on the market in late October, but it seems that the faulty antenna would delay the debut for at least a month.