Rumors Warn Against Buying Limited Edition Verizon Droid RAZR

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Last week we heard about a new variant on the Motorola Droid RAZR that was set to arrive, and this time not just one with a larger battery. We learned that Verizon was going to start selling limited edition versions of the phone, both the original and the RAZR Maxx, as part of a numbered series and featuring a nice-looking red pattern on the phone’s rear. The only bad news we had at time was that this offer would be exclusive to Verizon employees, so it seemed like you’d have to be friends with one or luck-out on eBay to score one of the handsets. Now, though, it’s looking like Verizon won’t be having any of that, and is taking efforts to keep these handsets exclusively in the hands of its employees.

Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but after the first limited edition Droid RAZR showed-up on eBay, word began to spread that Verizon wouldn’t allow non-employee customers to activate the phone. After paying $2250 for the handset, that’s not news the “lucky” buyer is going to like hearing.

Verizon is supposedly keeping track of the ESNs for these limited edition phones, and won’t allow any to be used on non-employee accounts. We guess that’s still a nice treat for Verizon staffers, with their solidly-enforced exclusive access, but it’s no fun for the rest of us smartphone fans.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!