Happy 15th to the Motorola Razr: The Last Flip Phone People Actually Cared About

Look, I’m still a bit skeptical that people will fork over $1000+ for a revamped Razr in 2019, even one with an extra fancy display.

Happy 15th to the Motorola Razr
Happy 15th to the Motorola Razr

While we continue to wait for Motorola to officially announce its rebooted Razr, I want to take some time to remember another phone from a long time ago.

That’s right, I’m talking about the original Motorola Razr: the last flip phone that anyone gave a damn about.

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the world being introduced to the Razr, and in the years since its release, we’ve seen phones evolve from two-piece clamshells to sleek glass bricks. But now with the imminent arrival of devices like the Galaxy Fold, it seems the flip phone is making a new age comeback.

While the Razr never had the legendary toughness of a Nokia 3310, the Razr was the “it” phone years before the iPhone existed. In the mid-2000s, it felt like everyone had one, and if you didn’t, you almost certainly knew a bunch of people that did. The Razr was thin, stylish, and forward-thinking in ways Motorola itself may not have even realized at the time. More

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Sam Rutherford https://gizmodo.com