Before the iPhone, the only cellphone people knew by name was the RAZR. Back in the early '00s, the RAZR was THE phone to have. At the time, it was thin and sexy. Now, not so much. But a few months ago, it rose from it's ashes with a new look and Android OS. The interest was still there, and it's been selling fairly well. Now, the RAZR MAXX has debuted. It's battery life is significantly better. And it costs the same.
So if you paid $300 two months ago for the RAZR, and you're now seeing people pay the same amount for a better RAZR, you'd probably be a little mad. It's a shame Motorola couldn't just delay a few months and release the MAXX as the standard RAZR. The way the technology takes time to develop, they knew it was coming. Or at least, charge more the MAXX. At the same price point, it's definitely not going over well with early adopters.
Nintendo recently had a similar issue by greatly slashing the price of the 3DS just a few months after it debuted. When early adopters felt wronged, Nintendo made it up to them with 20 free downloadable titles. Granted, this is business, and Nintendo didn't owe the early adopters anything. But by reaching out and offering a compensation of sorts, they eased the anger of their fans, and perhaps kept that customer in the long run. Motorola may or may not do something similar, but they're definitely feeling the heat now.