Prepare for a blast from the past as the iconic Motorola Razr is getting a 2019 reboot. Heading back to the year that Batman Begins took over our screens, the Motorola Razr was the phone to have in 2005.
The sleek flip-phone looked like something Bruce Wayne himself would own as the Razr became the go-to businessman’s phone. Women weren’t left out either when the “Hot Pink” Motorola Razr cashed in on the all-important female audience too.
To this day, there’s been over 130 million Razrs sold around the world and it’s still the best-selling clamshell phone of all time.
As Hollywood is obsessed with reboots, phone companies are following suit. Just like Nokia reinvented its legendary banana phone, Motorola is keen to bring back some of its firm favourites. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Motorola Razr is coming soon and plans to ‘slice’ through the mobile phone market.
Dutch tech site Mobielkopen has released some potential designs for the Razr, which prove not much has changed in the past 14 years. As well as running Android, the new Razr will apparently feature a foldable screen similar to the one Samsung showed off at last year’s Developer’s Conference. Although the Razr is still in its testing phase, it could launch as early as next month, meaning it would likely appear at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
The Motorola Razr was a goliath of its day but was eventually toppled from the top spot by the iPhone.
Lenovo now owns Motorola and has teamed with Verizon to sell the Razr in America. It’ll cost you though if you want a taste of the ’00s. The new Motorola Razr comes with a rather sharp price tag of $1,500.
Lenovo plans on releasing 200,000 of the high-end handsets, which promises to be a must-buy for us nostalgia-obsessed Millennials. You’d better start saving.
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