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