Sunday, May 22, 2016

Motorola RAZR returns June 2016 - correction: NOT returning

Update - reps confirmed, no return:

Motorola Razr news 2016: Will not be revived after all

Talks about Motorola bringing back the clamshell phone or flip phone this year have been making rounds on the web. However, a most recent report negates the speculation.
video released by Motorola Mobility may have suggested that Motorola Razr flip phone might be revived. The clip showed several young people who may have been students in a high school halls setting using and talking on the flip phone. The description of the clip stated, "Flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future."
According to TechPortal, the original Motorola Razr hit the market in 2004 and then sold over 130 million handsets in the following four years. Aside from the stylish and appealing look on the outside, Motorola Razr also featured qualities and highlighted aspects that turned the model into a success especially among the youth. This was practically the essence showcased in the Motorola Mobility teaser video.
In the event a Motorola Razr 2016 version launches, it may still carry its flagship flip and slender design. Looking back on the Razr clamshell phone may prove to be pleasing, nice and nostalgic but this may well remain a throwback in memory and will not be the actual case.
In Time's most recent report, it debunked all the previous speculations about the Motorola Razr comeback. It wrote with assurance that there are no plans for the brand to release a 2016 version of the extensively well-received handset from more than a decade ago.
The article quoted Motorola representative Kathryn Hanley explaining that the brand appreciates how the throwback video was generally welcomed with excitement as Razr was an iconic phone which demonstrated that a mobile phone could function excellently and at the same time be stylish. Hanley went on to clear the air saying, "While Moto is not re-releasing the RAZR, we will transform mobile again on June 9."
The date refers to the upcoming Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco where Motorola is slated to introduce new products and announce other news.
Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014.

The year was 2004, and Motorola had just announced what was then an insanely thin flip phone, the RAZR V3. It was -- and still is -- a head-turner, and eventually over 130 million units were sold in total. Such were the glorious days of Motorola. Twelve years later, the now Lenovo-owned brand appears to be prepping a relaunch of this legendary model, according to its teaser video of a nostalgic walkthrough at a high school. "Flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future." Well, our money's on an Android refresh of the RAZR flip phone, and we're already quite stoked about that. The big unveil will take place at Lenovo Tech World on June 9th, and we have a feeling that this new RAZR may overshadow the new Moto X devices that are also expected there.