The Motorola Razr Might be Making a Comeback…As a $1500 Foldable

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Man, you guys remember the Motorola Razr? Thing was hot back in the day—all the cool kids had them. Well, good news: it may be coming back as a modern smartphone. Again.

According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Lenovo (which bought Motorola from Google back in 2014) is planning to partner with Verizon to re-release a phone with the beloved Razr namesake. The downside? It’s going to be a $1500 foldable. Fifteen. Hundred. Dollars. Oof.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the Razr brand has seen a reboot—if you were an Android user back in the day when the Droid branding was Verizon’s hotness, you might remember the Droid Razr. It was a svelte (for the time) handset that did its best to stay true to the Razr brand. It was a cool phone back then.

But anyway, that’s enough of a history lesson—let’s talk about this wild-ass thing Lenovo and Verizon have cooking. Apparently, it could release as early as February (like, next month), though it looks like they’re only going to make about 200,000 units to start. Makes sense, because not many people are going to shell out $1500 for a smartphone in the first place, much less one that’s based purely on nostalgia.

Otherwise, the remaining details—like the hardware—are scant. So right now we know it’ll be pricey, foldable, and niche as hell. I can’t wait to see it.

via The Wall Street Journal

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