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Technology Motorola’s Razr flip phone is back as a folding-screen smartphone, for $1,500

07:15  14 november  2019
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Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable phone

  Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable phone NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is bracing for the future by returning to the past. The company is adapting its historical flip-phone design for a smartphone with a foldable screen. Samsung, Huawei and others have phones that fold like a book and offer a double-sized display when unfolded. Motorola’s new Razr phone, on the other hand, will be smaller than a regular smartphone until unfolded to its full 6.2 inch size. The idea is to make the phone more compact for carrying and storing when folded and not in use. © Provided by The Associated Press This undated product image provided by Motorola by Motorola’s new Razr phone.

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: $ 1 , 500 .

The legendary Motorola RAZR might be making a comeback as a $ 1 , 500 foldable screen smartphone . It could launch as early as February as a Verizon exclusive, courtesy of No word yet on if the flip phone design will be here. Also unknown is nearly any concrete information about the phone .

LOS ANGELES — Hello, it’s your flip phone from 2004 calling.

Remember back when phones fit into a shirt pocket? And closed up with a thunk?

Motorola is planning a December comeback of its oh-so-thin flip phone, the Razr. 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: $1,500.

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.

The Motorola Razr flip phone is back , but now it’ s an Android smartphone with a foldable display. The 2019 Razr keeps the same general form factor, but

Motorola ' s Iconic Razr Is Coming Back as a $ 1 , 500 Foldable Smartphone . It's like an early 2000s tech dream come true. Jan 17, 2019. Back in 2004, Motorola first released the Razr flip phone The Razr trend was over years ago, but as a special treat for those feeling a certain nostalgia for the

At an event Motorola held in Los Angeles, I got to spend a little time with the new Razr ahead of its launch. I came away impressed with the seamless, bendable-screen tech — first seen this fall on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold — that’s enabling a return to smaller phones. But this particular design trades heavily on a retro appeal that doesn’t quite deliver in 2019′s era of ultraexpensive smartphones.

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Holding it with one hand, I couldn’t even get this Razr to close with that satisfying snap. You might say it’s no … slam thunk.

No more puns, I promise. Motorola has never recaptured the household name status it had in the 2000s when the Razr was a best-selling flip phone. After being bought and then sold by Google, the company is now owned by the Chinese hardware maker Lenovo. Today its smartphones have a small share of the U.S. market.

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.

(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 classic flip phone returns, with a fully flexible 6.2in internal display and exterior 2.7in quick display. Is this how dual screen should be done? Few phones can claim to be iconic. The Motorola Razr , however, is one such phone . It was the device to establish the flip phone as a truly memorable piece

But bringing back the flip phone isn’t only a desperate plea to cash in on our affection for a dearly departed brand. The original Razr became popular, in part, because it was small — one of the first phones you could slide into your pocket. (See Gordon Gekko’s handset in the film “Wall Street” for a reminder of how fat phones used to be.)

Well, 15 years later, we have come back around to an era where some people are struggling with giant phones. Now they’re not fat but tall and wide. The latest Samsung Note10 Plus has a whopping 6.8-inch screen that’s essentially like trying to shove an XL Hershey’s bar into skinny jeans. There used to be smaller smartphones, like Apple’s iPhone SE, but they got dropped because consumers keep choosing the functionality of more screen over comfort and ergonomics.

Motorola's new Razr leaks at the FCC ahead of tonight's event

  Motorola's new Razr leaks at the FCC ahead of tonight's event Motorola's expected Razr may have just been outed by the FCC.The images, first spotted by the website MySmartPrice, give a pretty detailed look at everything we should expect physically on the new Razr. While there aren't too many surprises from the prior leaks, the FCC images give us a clear look at the phone's front camera, USB-C port on the bottom and textured back cover.

Motorola just brought back the famous Razr with a display that folds in half, but it costs $ 1 , 500 . Lenovo' s Motorola on Wednesday announced a new version of the iconic Razr flip phone . It has a full touch screen display inside — no keypad — but still folds in half like the clamshell design of phones

The once iconic Motorola phone will return to the market this year — possibly as soon as February But it wouldn't be the first time Motorola resurrected the Razr name. Back in 2011, it partnered with As the industry shifted to smartphones late in that decade, Motorola forged a close partnership with

Enter a new idea: Could we have it all … if the screen folded in half? The new Razr has a screen that measures 6.2 inches on the diagonal — about the same size as an iPhone 11. But it shuts to be about half as tall, like a phone doing the downward dog in yoga. Closed up, it easily slipped into any of my man pockets.

Though it’s wider than the original, the new Razr is, impressively, just as thin. And opened up, it also still has a thicker “chin” at the bottom to grab on to. That’s where Motorola stuck the fingerprint reader, speakers and antennas. All this is possible because the Razr is one of the first phones to take advantage of a new generation of bendable-screen technology. It works because the pixels are super-super tiny, and covered in a kind of plastic rather than glass. Samsung used its own version in its $2,000 Fold phone, which arrived in September with some embarrassing durability problems.

Important questions linger about the longevity of these first folding-screen devices, but Motorola said it is confident its screen and hinge will last at least two years of regular use. (Unlike Samsung’s Fold, there’s no gap when you close up the Razr, which should help protect the screen from detritus.) We won’t really know how well this one stands up until people try storing it in grubby, linty, sandy pockets and opening it dozens of times a day. Motorola says it will repair broken parts within the first year in the United States, and screen replacements after that will cost $300.

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 revived its slim Razr flip phone , some 15 years after the original “game changing” device hit the market. The new device features a 6.2in screen which folds together when closed, with another, smaller screen to display notifications on its outer shell. The device will be sold for $ 1 , 500 , starting in

Motorola ' s new Razr -- which launches exclusively on Verizon -- folds completely in half, like the Razr phones of yore. You'll pay $ 1 , 500 for the privilege. Above: The new Motorola Razr . Image Credit: Motorola . The blockbuster phone of the early 2000s is back , but not in the way you remember it.

The Razr is available for preorder in December. In the United States, it will be sold by Verizon and will arrive in stores in January.

In the era of screen addiction, I enjoy the idea of closing up a smartphone. Shutting the Razr means you’re done, and can go about doing something other than looking at your phone. The new Razr also has a small 2.7-inch touch screen on the front, which displays the time, shows calls, music controls and other basic functions. The 16-megapixel camera also sits right underneath it.

But the ergonomics of the new Razr are just different enough from the original to be a letdown. In your hand it feels chonky because it’s about a third wider. After an hour of practice, I still couldn’t get my one-handed close to produce a satisfactory snap. The hinge that protects the screen doesn’t have the spring-loaded feel of the original and requires more pressure. It’s possible I’m out of practice — a Motorola employee showed me he could make it snap with one hand.

Perhaps it’s ludicrous to judge a $1,500 gadget on how much it echoes the tactile feel of its 15-year-old predecessor. But aside from the screen, the new Razr’s appeal is more nostalgia than cutting-edge tech. Other phones that cost more than $1,000 now have at least three camera lenses — Razr has just the one. (And in my early preview, the camera seemed sluggish.) Other premium flagship phones have made inroads in battery life. The Razr’s battery (which had to be split into two different pieces) measures 2510 mAh, a third less than the competition from Samsung and others.

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.

A First Look at Motorola ' s New RAZR Flip Phone : The iconic flagship is back . The updated RAZR flip phone has now been turned into an Android smartphone that can fold in half. The Motorola Razr is back — but not how you remember it.@MarkGurman takes the wraps off the rebooted Motorola Is Set to Revive the RAZR as a $ 1 , 500 USD Flip Phone With New Folding LCD Tech.

Motorola resurrects the Razr as a foldable Android smartphone . This isn’t the first time Motorola has tried to bring back the iconic RAZR branding. There was an entire line of fairly generic Droid RAZR phones a few years ago on which Motorola just slapped the name in hopes of reminding customers

The resin material used for the new Razr’s shell made it feel plasticy and not-quite luxury — far from the sleek metal keys on the original.

And then there’s that price tag. The original Razr cost $600, or about $800 in today’s dollars. The new Razr is twice that — and more than twice the $700 price of an iPhone 11. That takes the Razr out of contention as a practical phone. It’s a status symbol. And even the nostalgia trip back to a time when Hoobastank topped the radio charts makes it hard to justify.

The good news: The new Razr is a sign that we’re reentering an era of weird phones. Like the mid-2000s, we’re going to see lots of new technologies give rise to new shapes and functions. It’s a welcome relief from the seas of me-too iPhone clones. I hope this one is popular enough that folding-screen tech gets cheaper and makes it into phones with more attainable prices.

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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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