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Motorola Droid X Sells Well, But Don't Try to Hack It

The Droid proved to be a smash hit for both Verizon Wireless and Motorola, the Android-based smartphone's manufacturer. Now both are at it again with the Droid X, a faster, redesigned edition of the popular device.

But along with early signs that Motorola and Verizon may have another hit on their hands are reports that the new Droid X also contains a feature that some might see as unwelcome: An addition that reports say can lock a user out of their phone -- "bricking" it -- if they attempt to hack it. That's not likely to bother the vast majority of Droid X owners, but to a vocal minority interested in improving upon and pushing the device to its limits, it's an affront. Enterprise Mobile Today has the story.


All the fuss around the iPhone hasn't totally sucked the air out of the room for other smartphone. There are other phones out there that are selling well, too. Motorola already had a hit with its Droid phone last year, and now the Droid's big brother, the Droid X, is following in its footsteps.

However, like Apple, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is contending with a headache in the mobile phone blogosphere. There have been reports that the Droid X's bootloader will brick the phone -- render it useless -- if it finds any software other than the approved software from Motorola and Verizon, the Droid X's exclusive partner.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Motorola's Droid X is Popular Smartphone, Just Don't Mess With It