Motorola’s New RAZR HDs Suffering Antenna Problems?

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.

Source: Howard Forums
Via: 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 bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!