Published: Thu, January 17, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia

Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia

According to WSJ, a new RAZR with a foldable screen is expected to be released as an exclusive device with Verizon in the United States next month. Now Motorola (technically Lenovo) is bringing back the RaAZR but in a different way.

The report adds that the phone will be exclusive to the Verizon network in the United States, which indicates the phone could be limited to the U.S. market when it first launches.

Complete with foldable display, the new model is reported to cost about US$1,500 (NZD$2,200).

The interior of the new Razr phone is likely to be a display that bends at the middle, with a hinge to allow it to fully close. The latest iteration of the Razr is unlikely to catch much interest at $1,500, but it could become a nostalgic status symbol for some customers.

It won't be easy to get your hands on one of these nostalgic designs either - only about 200,000 units of the new and improved Razr are going to be made. According to the WSJ, the handset will be exclusive to Verizon in the USA and will cost $1,500. In October 2011, Motorola launched the Droid Razr, a line of Android smartphones.

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There's also the possibility that, given its popularity, Lenovo might choose to manufacture and sell a limited number of the phone.

Lenovo, the parent company of Motorola, seems to be keen on some of that sweet, lucrative nostalgia money everyone's getting in on.

It shows the familiar clamshell design that will divide opinion in the modern phone age where every device is a sleek slab of glass.

It's not clear whether or not Motorola would bring this back as a top-tier competitor or just a cheaper feature phone. Whether it'll be available in any other countries remains to be seen, but we'd hope for a worldwide release like most of Motorola's handsets.

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