Motorola Droid RAZR HD Release Date: What Not to Expect
The Motorola Droid RAZR HD release date remains unclear even while the phone has broken cover, surfacing many times in the past. And while the phone remains unofficial and officially without a release date, we wanted to make some educated predictions about its release date and what not to expect from it.
Sure, we don’t have a specific release date from Motorola or Verizon but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a good idea about what to expect from the companies when the launch of the Droid RAZR HD finally does go down.
The Droid RAZR HD is a highly anticipated device. as it looks to be a device that combines all the design qualities and of the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX with an HD screen and quite possibly, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
And while customers are intrigued with the device itself, they are also wondering about its release date and what might go down.
We’ve already told you what we think consumers should expect from the Droid RAZR HD release date and now it’s time to dig into what not to expect on the day that Verizon finally launches the oft-rumored Droid RAZR HD.
An Imminent Droid RAZR HD Release Date
While we have seen the Motorola Droid RAZR HD pop up numerous times, in benchmarks and in photos and in various other leaks, something that we haven’t seen yet is a possible release date. Often times, possible release dates are revealed long before the device actually launches.
In some cases, we’ve seen possible release dates for Android, and specifically Verizon Android devices, arrive many weeks ahead of time.
We have seen no such leak for the Droid RAZR HD and that is a sign that a launch is not imminent whatsoever. So those who are waiting for this device definitely should not expect this phone to arrive in July.
Instead, circle August and September on the calendar. We don’t expect the device to launch in October as that month will likely see the launch of the iPhone 5 and Verizon won’t want this device to get lost in that launch.
Also, something to keep in mind. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE just launched and Verizon will likely want to space those launches out.
A Clear Release Date
Motorola and Verizon might launch this phone but just like with the Motorola Photon Q for Sprint that was announced today, don’t expect a clear release date to emerge on announcement day.
American carriers often launch high-end smartphones without an official release date. Case in point, Verizon’s launches of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, both of which launched without an official release date.
Verizon may end up doing something similar with the Droid RAZR HD release date much to the chagrin of consumers who prefer clarity over vagueness.
Pre-Release Date Pre-Order
In the build-up to the Droid RAZR HD release date, we don’t expect Verizon to offer a lengthy pre-order for the Droid RAZR HD. With the Samsung Galaxy S III, it was forced to because its competitors were also stocking the phone.
With the Droid RAZR HD, which will likely be a Verizon exclusive, we expect it to sit on the device for as long as possible, possibly right up until the device’s eventual release date.
It has done that for many of its Droid-branded devices including the Droid Incredible 4G LTE and the Droid Bionic which both saw their release dates arrive without any sort of a pre-order.
The Motorola Droid RAZR HD is a highly anticipated smartphone but that doesn’t mean that we expect it to sell out on release day. In fact, those looking to get it shouldn’t have any trouble at all.
Three big reasons for this. One, there will be those that are disappointed in the fact that it won’t feature a massive 3,300 mAh battery, same found in the Droid RAZR MAXX. Its battery will be large but smaller. We’ve heard from several people who say they won’t buy the device if that battery isn’t on board.
Two, the summer has passed and with it, many fantastic smartphone launches that have likely swallowed up a good majority of consumers looking to get a new Android smartphone.
And finally three, the iPhone 5. Love it or hate it, the iPhone 5, especially if it has 4G LTE. If the Droid RAZR HD launches before the iPhone 5, consumers will want to wait and see what it’s all about.
If it launches afterwards, consumers might be tempted to buy in.
Both will hurt the Droid RAZR HD which could have been a massive hit had it launched earlier this year.