It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 10 long years since Motorola released its iconic Razr flip phone. In the age of the smartphone, you’re more likely to find the archaic cell phone in a museum than on a store shelf.
Or are you?
According to a just-released video from Lenovo, the company that now owns Motorola, a new next-gen model of the iconic handset is heading back to the marketplace. The video, which features other nostalgic flourishes like dog-tag necklaces and popcorn shirts, advises you to “flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future.”
That Motorola is bringing back the Razr should come as no surprise. With analysts predicting the return of the flip phone, and companies like Samsung already dabbling in their own versions of the revolutionary design, it was only a matter of time before Motorola announced a new version of their landmark model as well.
At its peak, the Razr was the top-selling mobile phone on the market, with 130 million units sold worldwide. It was also embraced by the glitterati, with the likes of David Beckham endorsing the product. More recently, Rihanna and Anna Wintour were spotted using flip phones, and Adele gave the device unexpected relevance when she used one in her "Hello" video.
The new model, which will run with the help of an Android touchscreen, is expected to launch at an event scheduled for June 9.
Check out the Motorola Nexus 6 Phone, and let us know if you think bringing back the Razr is a good idea.