Lenovo Is Trying To Revive Motorola’s Razr

Motorola Razr

We are so ready for this

12 years ago, Motorola launched the the thinnest phone yet: the Razr V3. It was a hit – for the next few years, the V3 was THE phone to have for fashion conciuos consumers, with the formerly American company selling up to 130 million of the things. That’s something not lost to Motorola’s parent company Lenovo, as the legendary device may soon be making a comeback.

A teaser video posted by Motorola shows a typical American high school in the 2000’s with students all brandishing the anorexic (for that time) device for everyone to see. That leaves little doubt in our mind that the V3 may be making a comeback, and there’s a big possibility that it’ll have the same clamshell form factor as before.

And why not? Android-powered clamshell phones are a thing, though they’re more popular in markets like China and Japan. Companies like LG and Samsung have released Android-powered clamshell devices in the past, though their releases have been relegated to markets that we mentioned earlier. Still it would be cool to have an Android-powered clamshell phone today, and a Razr, no less – hopefully it gets released on this side of the world as well.

We’ll know for sure on June 9 – that’s when the announcement for the next Motorola device will be.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. I’m going to assume this is some sort of a survey, if there’s a [still] a market for flip phones.

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