Friday, May 20, 2016

Is the flip phone coming back? Motorola teases new Android version of Razr handset

Personally, I miss having a flip phone.  Smartphones are okay, but way overrated.
Daily Mail reports it was first released in 2004, and eventually sold over 130 million units.

Now, Motorola is set to bring back the Razr flip phone - as an android handset.
The firm, now owned by Lenovo, has teased the new handset with an ad promising it will 'flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future.'

The phone is set to be unveiled at a Lenovo event on 9th June.
Because of its striking appearance and thin profile, the Razr was initially marketed as an exclusive fashion phone, but it was not until a year later when the price was dropped it became a huge success, selling over 50 million units by July 2006.

Over the Razr's four-year run, the V3 model sold more than 130 million units, becoming the best-selling flipphone in the world to date.

In 2007, a second version, called the Razr2 was unveiled, which has an external touch screen.  

In October 2011, Motorola resurrected the Razr brand for a line of Android smartphones; the Droid Razr for Verizon Wireless, otherwise also known simply as 'Motorola RAZR' on other networks.

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