I'm interested in the Droid RAZR MAXX HD; I see it's now available from Verizon for $299 on 2-yr contract. I know Motorola will also be offering a developer's edition of this phone that has an unencrypted bootloader for retail price. I'm not sure which phone is the best one for me, can you guys help? Here are my requirements:
* Able to SIM-unlock the phone, either legally thru the carrier or simply by rooting and sim-unlocking using nefarious apps, so that i can use European SIMs on it
* Able to broadcast the phone's cellular data connection over wifi ("wifi tether"?), so my wife and i can use the phone to provide internet to our laptops when we travel
That is it. Simple needs. I had this exact setup working on my DINC2, but I had rooted it in order to SIM-unlock it and to install a decent wifi-sharing app (Wifi Tether, I think it was). Otherwise, I could care less about rooting, alternative firmwares, etc -- I'm over all of that.
Thanks for your help!