There’s a lot to unpack with this story. I mean, there’s the apparently imminent return of the RAZR, Motorola’s iconic flip phone, but there’s also the fact that we’ve just witnessed a teaser trailer (complete with a total lack of info) about a phone. What a time to be alive?
The Motorola RAZR V3 was pretty much the thing to have in the mid-2000s. Before smartphones made appealing design a necessity, the RAZR was the first phone that looked cool for the sake of it. The ultra-thin flip phone took schools by storm, and, if I remember right, was the first phone I bought specifically because I wanted it, as opposed to just picking any random brick on the shelf. The RAZR died with the flip phone when the iPhone came along, but now it’s old enough to be retro, and we all know what that means.
The teaser video looks like it’s out of one of those turn-of-the-century or older high school TV shows, except not because everyone is using the same phone. In this case, everyone’s using the RAZR and looking cool in their own special ways. Then it ends with TTYL, with L referring to June 9. That’s when Lenovo Tech World will go down in San Francisco and when Motorola, now property of Lenovo, will probably reveal the new RAZR.
Your guess is as good as ours with this one. We’re assuming it has to run Android, but we’re not sure how that would work (or be desirable) as a flip phone. I mean, I loved the RAZR back in the day, but I’m not sure I’d ever buy a phone out of nostalgia? We really don’t know what to expect, so we’re excited to see what Motorola and Lenovo have in store for us. If nothing else, it won’t be boring.