By Stephen Schenck | September 28, 2012 2:34 PM
When are we going to see the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD arrive? When the manufacturer and Verizon announced the phones, we didn’t get a real specific window as to when to expect them. Since then, we’ve tried to work out the puzzle on our own a little, looking to news of an October launch of the RAZR HD in Germany as a sign that the US retail debut would be sometime between now and then. A new rumor, however opens the possibility that these two could be seeing some last minute delays, supposedly due to antenna problems.
According to sources within the companies, concerns over reception quality may be causing Motorola and Verizon to scramble for a fix before putting the phones up for sale. Supposedly, antenna layout choices are leading to an attenuated signal when user hand placement interferes with reception.
The phones have already seen FCC clearance, so if they’re really seeing a design tweak at this late stage, the delays could be significant, while certification is re-obtained. That could end up being a risky move, but then again, so would be releasing a phone with noticeably poor reception.