When I first caught wind of a new Motorola Razr on the horizon, one of my first thoughts was, “We’ve got to put it in the FoldBot!”
By Chris Parker
The foldable Razr goes on sale on Thursday, Feb. 6, though some people have begun receiving preorders already. Starting at 12 p.m. PT that day, CNET will begin streaming a 12-plus hour live show where we’ll see if the phone can hold up to being folded 100,000 times. Note that we’ll be using a Razr we preordered ourselves.
Brian Cooley, Lexy Savvides and Kent German will start us off with a live unboxing and a discussion about the Razr and other foldable phones. Then, Cooley and I will get the fold test rolling, and I’ll be with you until the wee hours of Friday morning when we plan to hit 100,000 folds.
I’ll be joined by special guests throughout the night, as we check on the status of the Razr at the top of every hour, answer your questions and try to stay awake. Keep your eyes peeled for more surprises along the way.
Just like when we tested the Samsung Galaxy Fold, we’ve borrowed the FoldBot machine from SquareTrade, a San Francisco-based company that offers warranties for consumer electronics and appliances. The FoldBot was originally created to open and close the Galaxy Fold repeatedly, thousands of times over.
During our test of the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone, it survived almost 120,000 folds before it started exhibiting damage. More