[Rumor] Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD Maybe Delayed by Antenna Problems

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    We have a new rumor for the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD that might be painful to read. Just yesterday we got word that the phones may drop into retail stores on October 18th. Unfortunately, hot on the heels of that good news is this bad news. Supposedly, both phones have been delayed because of antenna problems.

    The problem is supposedly related to the size and location of the antennas. Additionally, in this design, the antennas actually make contact with the external edges of the device. This is reportedly causing the signal to degrade over time as the user touches those areas. (This sounds remarkably like the whole "You are holding it wrong" incident with the iPhone.) Here's a quote with a few more details,

    Of course we are crossing our fingers that the issue is just a rumor, or has already been resolved. We will keep you informed.

    Source: PhoneArena
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    Poor reception bionic? Pretty sure it was software whereas this would be hardware.

    Man oh man, hopefully [this] gets resolved, I'm still going to check these out either way.

    Sent from my frozenly delicious bionic.
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    Better to fix it now than later.
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    So you can do voice and data over EVDO on this?
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    I believe you can with most, if not all Verizon 4G phones.
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    No, only a few phones support simultaneous voice and data over CDMA. Most phones support it while connected to 4G (minus iPhone 5), but only then.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    My RAZR maxx does voice/data white on 4G. Also over wifi.
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    I know the Thunderbolt and Rezound did, and I was under the impression most other 4G phones could do voice and data over 3G as well.
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    They have to support 1x advanced, which most phones don't. A few HTCs and all phones with the s4 chipset.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    Actually the antenna location is not an issue. I believe most phones have the antenna on the outer edge, but the signal issues, at least from what I recall from the Antennagate days, is that a thin layer of insulation to keep it away from actually touching the outer edge of the phone can solve the problem.
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