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The Motorola Razr Flip Phone Is Back For 2019

The Motorola Razr Flip Phone Is Back For 2019

We all remember our first phone. Maybe you had a Sony Ericsson W580, an LG Chocolate, a Nokia 5200, or a Blackberry. But without a doubt the most baller phone to own in the mid-noughties was a Motorola Razr V3 - preferably in pink.

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It was a household name circa 2006, and now, it's making a comeback for 2019.

Yes, Motorola has revived its Razr flip phone and the features are markedly more modern.

The updated device features a 6.2 inch screen which folds together when closed. Yes, a folding digital screen - amazing, eh?!

Motorola have called the flip technology an "impossible" feat of engineering, with its continuous hinged screen.

The new phone features an innovative foldable screen design. (Credit: Motorola)
The new phone features an innovative foldable screen design. (Credit: Motorola)
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"With the new Razr we had to rethink how to engineer a phone," Glenn Schultz, the firm's head of product development, told BBC.

"Our zero-gap hinge allowed us to bring to market a device that folds completely in half. Many didn't believe we could do it, but let me tell you, it's fun to work on something that everyone thinks is impossible."

When closed, the outer screen can be used to view notifications and quickly reply to messages, make contactless payments and take calls.

The Razr will be sold for $1,500 (£1,166) and will be first rolled out in the US on 26th December. There's no word on when it will be available for UK customers yet, but you can register for updates now here.

Paris Hilton was a huge fan of the Motorola Razr V3 back in the day (Credit: Shutterstock)
Paris Hilton was a huge fan of the Motorola Razr V3 back in the day (Credit: Shutterstock)

Reports say there will only be 200,000 units available, so if you want it's best to get signed up.

Back in 2007, Motorola owned 21.4 per cent of the market share, but when the iPhone burst onto the screen, it dropped to just 13.9 per cent a year later. Today it sits at two per cent.

Let's see if the Razr can improve Motorola's fortunes. If nothing else its peak noughties nostalgia - and you know that power of that right now.

Featured Image Credit: Motorola

Topics: Entertainement, tech

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America. In between writing, Ciara daydreams of being back on the Copacabana drinking caipirinhas.

 

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