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Technology Motorola’s RAZR is back as an all-screen folding smartphone.

06:55  14 november  2019
06:55  14 november  2019 Source:   qz.com

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.

Remember back when phones fit into a shirt pocket? And closed up with a thunk? In December, Motorola is planning a comeback of its oh-so-thin flip But this reboot is an Android smartphone with a large touch screen that folds in half. And this Razr has a price that might make you flip out: ,500.

The legendary Motorola RAZR might be making a comeback as a ,500 foldable screen smartphone . It could launch as early as February as Will the revived RAZR just borrow the name but use a more traditional landscape folding display? Will Lenovo follow the original RAZR design and

Besides the iPod, Von Dutch hats, low-rise jeans, and pop-punk, there are few things that conjure up such vivid memories of the mid-2000s as the Motorola Razr.

a hand holding a cellphone: The new Motorola Razr© Provided by Quartz Media, Inc. The new Motorola Razr

The slim flip phone looked like nothing before it, and the tiny device is still to this day one of the single most popular phones of all time, selling over 130 million units after its introduction in 2004.

But the Motorola that launched the Razr looks nothing like the company today. After a brief, unfruitful period of ownership by Google, Motorola’s mobile division was sold to the Chinese conglomerate Lenovo, which also purchased another flagging US tech icon, the IBM Thinkpad computer line, around the time when the Razr went on sale.

Motorola officially teases the return of the iconic Razr

  Motorola officially teases the return of the iconic Razr Since early this year, rumors have been circulating about the possibility of Motorola resurrecting the classic Razr as a smartphone with a folding display. On Thursday those rumors were more or less confirmed when the company sent out invitations for an event where a "reinvented icon" will be revealed. On Thursday, Motorola began sending out invitations to a product reveal event on November 13 captioned with the tagline "An original unlike anyOn Thursday, Motorola began sending out invitations to a product reveal event on November 13 captioned with the tagline "An original unlike any other.

Motorola has resurrected its classic RAZR line in the form of the Razr , a modern-day foldable phone inspired by the design of Share All sharing options for: Motorola resurrects the Razr as a foldable Android smartphone . The Razr is back , but now it’ s an Android smartphone that can fold in half.

Few phones were as iconic and as ubiquitous as the original Motorola RAZR . Celebs used them constantly, fashion houses cooked up Latest in Gear. Motorola ' s revived RAZR is a fashion-forward foldable . 5m ago. View. John Carmack takes a step back at Oculus to work on human-like AI.

The mobile industry itself isn’t very recognizable, either, versus the one predating the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. When its debut effectively ushered in the smartphone era singlehandedly, many of the incumbent market leaders were caught flat-footed; they were too busy improving their flip phones or putting better batteries into their email machines while Apple took charge. Motorola has yet to come close to regaining its position in the smartphone industry. Globally, Lenovo holds about 3% of the market, but much of that is down to sales in China, rather than Motorola devices selling in their home country.

But the company seems to think that the best way forward for the Motorola brand is to look backward. At an event in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, executives unveiled the new “razr”—all lowercase this time—an all-screen version of its one-time cultural touchstone.

Samsung debuts new clamshell folding smartphone concept

  Samsung debuts new clamshell folding smartphone concept On the heels of the Galaxy Fold launch, Samsung revealed a new clamshell form factor for foldable smartphones at its annual developer conference. On Tuesday, October 29, at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019, the company announced that despite early problems with the flexible Galaxy Fold having damaged the brand's reputation, it has another style of folding smartphone in the works.  The company revealed a clamshell design -- similar to what is expected in Motorola's Razr revival --  showing off what the future of foldable devices could look like.

The Motorola Razr , however, is one such phone . It was the device to establish the flip phone as a Motorola isn't saying how many times it has tested this folding mechanism, only that it believes two We pressed Motorola on this specification choice and the response that the Razr is all about finding

Motorola ' s Iconic Razr Is Coming Back as a ,500 Foldable Smartphone . Exclusive to Verizon in the US, Lenovo is planning to manufacture 200,000 units and will reportedly release them in February, but unfortunately, nothing is known about the phone 's specifications such as screen size and whether

screen of a cell phone: The Razr folded and open© Provided by Quartz Media, Inc. The Razr folded and open

The Razr folded and open.

The new device features a foldable plastic display that fills the phone when unfolded. It unfurls much like the original phone did, but instead of revealing a small screen and a keypad, there’s now a high-resolution OLED display and a selfie camera. The phone is a fair bit wider than the original Razr, and when it’s open, it feels roughly the same size as many of today’s popular smartphones. When it’s closed, it’s—amazingly—as thin as the original device.

Motorola said it did not set out to redesign the Razr. In fact, it had already brought the brand back to life before, to mixed results. Ruben Castano, Motorola’s head of design, said the company had been trying to answer some of the frustrations that modern consumers have with their smartphones. For example, they enjoy their large screens, but don’t enjoy how bulky they are in their pockets and hands. Eventually, the team decided that the best way to address this was to make use of a foldable display, something the company had been researching since 2015, and that led to the rebirth of the Razr. The hope is that some of the nostalgia for the original Razr will intrigue consumers to check out the new model, which runs a modified version of Android.

Motorola’s folding-screen RAZR revealed in 10 leaked images

  Motorola’s folding-screen RAZR revealed in 10 leaked images Now with even more leaked picturesAhead of the handset’s official unveiling next month, a flurry of leaked images from the reliable Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) now show the folding handset from practically every angle — and it looks a lot like the classic RAZR V3 from 2004. Motorola has already teased a new hinge for this foldable RAZR, and this leaked image shows the displays will flip into place.

The Motorola Razr is coming and, as confirmed in mid-April, it is indeed going to be called the " Motorola Razr ", with the new folding screen device In fact, we think folding LG displays could be used by other phone makers, including Huawei. We were therefore very unsurprised back in January

(Bloomberg) -- Motorola is rebooting the iconic Razr flip phone as a 6.2-inch smartphone with a foldable display that gives the Lenovo-owned brand a unique selling point against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.’ s finest.The new device reprises the Motorola Razr name and looks like a

The new Razr will face an uphill battle to take on popular incumbents like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Note and Galaxy lines, and in the US it will only be available on Verizon, a big hurdle from would-be buyers who are loyal to other carriers. But the device is also butting up against perceptions of folding phones.

The nascent category has already had issues. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold device had to be recalled before it even got into customers’ hands, when the displays in review units began to fail. Similarly, Huawei’s Mate X folding phone has been delayed multiple times but will apparently go on sale before the end of the year.

a hand holding a cellphone: The display of the Razr pulls away from the body of the phone© Provided by Quartz Media, Inc. The display of the Razr pulls away from the body of the phone

Seeing light between the Razr’s screen and the body.

In a brief hands-on with the device, it seems like the Razr faces similar challenges. As the phone closes, the foldable display actually pushes outwards before retracting inwards, and it’s possible to easily pull the display up away from the device even further with a finger.

Motorola refused to go into detail about how it’s testing the phones, seemingly trying to avoid Samsung’s hubristic claim that each Fold phone could safely be folded 200,000 times, but it did say “we didn’t bring the Razr to market until we knew it was ready.” Motorola said it will not be putting any warnings in the device’s packaging to caution people to be careful with how they handle the device, as Samsung did when it relaunched the Fold.

Motorola’s folding Razr leaks again just hours before official launch event

  Motorola’s folding Razr leaks again just hours before official launch event This time, it’s thanks to the FCCThere’s not a whole lot of new information here, thanks to the deluge of images of the device that leaked out last month. However, these are the first shots to give us a good look at the bottom of the phone, revealing a USB-C charging port and no headphone jack. Slightly more surprising is how much the phone’s hinges seem to protrude from the sides of the device, although, as MySmartPrice notes, this could be because the photographs are of a pre-production sample.

Motorola ' s wish didn't come true, though, as the Samsung Galaxy Fold is now on sale and the new Motorola Razr is nowhere to be seen. That is a very different approach to the Samsung Galaxy Fold , which treats its 4.6-inch so-called Cover Display as a traditional smartphone screen that runs

The Motorola RAZR is primed to redefine foldable phones — and (hopefully) Motorola ’ s iconic brand. The company has an event scheduled later this The Fold and Mate X have one thing in common that holds them back : They’re really big. These phones proffer a smartphone experience that turns into

Sturdy or not, this device is not cheap—it will start at $1,500. While that’s roughly $500 less than Huawei and Samsung are charging for their (albeit larger) folding phones, it’s $500 more than a new iPhone 11 Pro or Galaxy S10. That’s a hefty price to pay for updated nostalgia.

Of course, tech nostalgia has worked for some companies—look at how Nintendo continually regenerates its intellectual property and consoles to great success, or how Nokia’s revived its popular smartphone lines—but it’s a costly gamble. What success Motorola has had in recent years has been from producing solid, mid-level smartphones. So the jump into an ultra-premium category when most of the big spenders have long moved on from their Razrs or Blackberrys—or were never even old enough to have one—is perhaps more of a stretch.

Motorola Razr foldable phone is official – here’s what you need to know .
Lenovo’s Motorola division unveiled the 2019 Razr smartphone, marking the resurrection of a beloved series of phones that many of us remember fondly. The original Razr flip phone was a stunning device that had no rival in the industry. This was before the iPhone revolutionized the smartphone business, making phones like the dumb Razr obsolete. Yet Motorola is still looking to take advantage of the power of the Razr brand and convince you to buy the 2019 Razr Version. Motorola did try to keep the Razr name alive with several Android phones in the early days of Android, but none of them looked anything like the original, as none of them could be folded in half.

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