More than a decade ago, Motorola introduced for the first time a ridiculously slim flip phone called the RAZR V3. This mobile device went on to sell more than 130 million units, and essentially become an iconic symbol of the early days of cellular phones, and at the same time, propel the Motorola brand to the top of the world. But fast forwarding to a dozen years later, it is safe to say that while still a formidable mobile brand, Motorola has seen better days. Today, the Motorola brand is now owned by Lenovo, a phone maker from China.
But wait -- Lenovo just might give Motorola’s nostalgic fans an opportunity to relive the brand’s glory days. The Chinese mobile giant appears to be looking to relaunch the RAZR, or at least a 2016 version of the legendary device, well at least as suggested by the teaser video it recently released in the interwebs for its upcoming Lenovo Tech World event happening on June 9th of this year.
So what exactly is shown in the teaser video? Well, it features a glorious tracking shot of a high school hallway wherein various students are seen using the RAZR phone making calls, text messaging, and even taking a picture using the flip phone (plus one disgruntled principal). The video even states, “Flip back to the RAZR days of yesteryear and get ready for the future.”
It is a safe bet that Lenovo, and its Moto brand, is probably releasing a new smartphone iteration of the now classic RAZR flip phone, and one that comes with all the cool things that Google’s Android mobile operating system brings, while keeping its design aesthetics consistent with the original form.
Because this is just a teaser, only a little bit of information is deliberately made available by Lenovo. But considering the iconic status of the original RAZR flip phone, some are expecting that the new version just might steal everyone’s attention at the upcoming Lenovo Tech World event. Apart from the possible new RAZR phone, the Chinese phone maker is sure to unveil other new mobile devices (most probably new models of the Moto X lineup of smartphones) a few weeks from now, but they may not be as hotly anticipated as the one being alluded to in the teaser video.
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