HTC may have backtracked on its position on bootloaders, but that doesn't mean Motorola is following suit quite yet.
Changing very little from its previous smartphone policies, the company will ship the Droid 3 with a locked bootloader, preventing ardent android aficionados from doing too much tinkering with the device. The news comes via a manager of the Motorola support forums, who said that the Droid 3's bootloader won't be unlockable like the one on the Xoom.
The confirmation is a bit of a strange one in light of Motorola's previous announcement that it would unlock its smartphone portfolio starting in late 2011. That move, of couse, hinges on whether carriers will allow it. So Android fans shouldn't hold their breath for too long.