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Technology Party like it’s 2004 with the new Motorola Razr’s secret ‘Retro Razr’ mode

06:30  14 november  2019
06:30  14 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Forget the Galaxy Fold, Motorola’s foldable Razr will launch before the end of the year

  Forget the Galaxy Fold, Motorola’s foldable Razr will launch before the end of the year The Galaxy Fold was just released on Friday, that is, if you can find one in stores — and if you want to buy a $2,000 device that’s incredibly easy to render unusable. The Fold is five months late, and 2019 no longer looks like the year of the foldable device. Huawei’s Mate X is also delayed and, unsurprisingly, the Motorola Razr foldable device that we expected to see in stores this summer is a no-show. However, Motorola plans to at least unveil the handset this year, although it might not be ready to ship for a while.© Provided by Penske Media Corporation Person using a Motorola Razr Mobile Phone – Jun 2014.

The new Razr has some old-school style. And while the entire 2019 Razr is a giant touchscreen, Motorola made the retro mode as authentic as possible. Is it useful? Not really. But it ’ s a cute and clever way for Motorola to pay homage to the original RAZR , even as it moves boldly forward with

Motorola has resurrected its classic RAZR line in the form of the Razr , a modern-day foldable But the new Razr is much more than just a familiar brand name. This is a true heir to the original flip It can show notifications, music controls, and even a selfie camera mode to take advantage of the

Motorola is bringing the Razr back in the form of a foldable Android phone, but that doesn’t mean that the company is leaving the classic design of the original behind. As a neat tribute to the OG RAZR, Motorola has included a secret “Retro Razr” mode that turns the $1,499 modern smartphone into the spitting image of its 2004-era predecessor.

a hand holding a cellphone© Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge
It’s basically a glorified skinned Android launcher

The mode is basically a glorified skinned Android launcher that faithfully re-creates the original RAZR UI through software, right down to the classic boot animation. But Motorola has put in some serious work here: the skin is fully functional. Click the button for messaging, and it’ll launch the Android messaging app. Click right to open settings, and the settings app will launch. The best part is dialing a phone number, which features the same pop-up UI as the original, including the sounds.

Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th

  Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th “You’re going to flip” is one tagline, according to CNETWhile it’s hard to tell for sure, it sure looks like we’re seeing the RAZR’s signature hinge pulled away from the edge of the handset to reveal a different sort of hinge underneath — perhaps to better house a true foldable screen like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold handset.

Motorola Razr concepts. Ahead of the launch, designer Waqar Khan has been hard at work building a slick video the forthcoming smartphone based on It ' s not clear whether the Samsung concept would feature a smaller screen on the front, as the new Razr will have, or whether Samsung will even put

Motorola ' s new Razr is a futuristic foldable phone that' s infused with nostalgia. The device looks remarkably familiar to the original Razr that launched back The biggest problem with the new Razr is the fact it doesn't seem to offer much more than a retro (and admittedly, stupendously fun) design.

And while the entire 2019 Razr is a giant touchscreen, Motorola made the retro mode as authentic as possible. The only way to navigate it is by using the (software) buttons on the keypad. (You can’t simply tap on the address book icon.)

a group of people looking at a cell phone© Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge

The throwback mode is hidden away in Android’s quick setting menu. To find it, you’ll have to edit which items show up in the drop-down menu and then drag the Retro Razr button into the menu. Once it’s there, just swipe down like you’d normally do to activate Airplane Mode or adjust the brightness and tap the newly revealed Retro Razr button instead to launch the Easter egg.

Is it useful? Not really. But it’s a cute and clever way for Motorola to pay homage to the original RAZR, even as it moves boldly forward with this new, modern version. (Also, never underestimate the power of nostalgia.)

Motorola bringing back its iconic Razr flip phone in 2020 .
Motorola is bringing back its beloved Razr flip phone in 2020, featuring a foldable touchscreen and a $1,500 price tag. The phone that was the envy of every teen in the early 2000s will still possess the satisfying flip feature, but this time with a 6.2'' touch screen that can close itself in half.

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