Is the Motorola RAZR Moto Mod real or an early April Fool's joke?



Remember how amazing you thought the Motorola RAZR flip phone was? Everyone had one, and those who didn't wanted one badly. Last year, Motorola brought back those days with a YouTube video recreating the RAZR's glory days inside a high school (it even depicted a student taking a selfie). Many viewed the video countless times, looking for a clue that Motorola was bringing back the phone. And now,  based on some teasers posted by Motorola Malaysia today, the RAZR is coming back.

This time around, the RAZR will be a modular Moto Mod accessory for the Moto Z line. Today's teasers don't really explain how turning the RAZR into a Moto Mod would work. The company posted a message along with the teasers that says to stay tuned for the reveal. Considering that the Motorola RAZR was the top selling phone in the U.S. for four consecutive years (2004-2008) and that 150 million units were rung up worldwide, there could be plenty of demand for a Moto Mod version of the RAZR.

As interested as you might be in the RAZR Moto Mod, one look at the calendar tells us that this is probably nothing more than an early April Fool's Day prank. If not, we'll have some interesting information to pass along soon.

April Fool's prank or a real Moto Mod?

April Fool's prank or a real Moto Mod?


source: MotorolaMalaysia via MotorolaFans

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23 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Trump: This is more fake news.

9. applesnapple93

Posts: 272; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

sorry, Bernie is not president so the phone will not be free for you.

2. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Or you can just find a RAZR on Amazon instead of wasting money on a gimmick.

3. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I still have my Razr V3, Razr V3m and Razr v9m and all still work and in pristine condition. I also still have my OG Droid and Droid Incredible... Hmm

4. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Back when Motorola was still relevant.

21. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

they still make decent phones. not a bunch of bloat, and close to stock android... unlike touchwiz/samsung, or lg or just about every other android device seller. For me it is either pixel or moto.

7. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

You're Moto lover just like me, I have rizr z3, Moto z10, defy, droid turbo and Moto Z play.

11. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not really a Moto Lover per se as I have enjoyed my HTC devices a bit more but Motorola does make solid feeling handsets thought the Droid Bionic I once had wasn't all that great. I bought the Z Force for the shattershield and Anandtrch's take on the overall product esp the camera.

23. poojarathod

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

how is the experience Razr V3?

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The best phone Moto "EVER" made period. Nothing the made before or after was as good as the Razr series.

6. peace247 unregistered

Eh...?

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3040; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Eh nothing. Motorola single-handedly made cell phones what they are today. 25 years ago you had the choice of an Ultra Classic (aka the brick), a StarTac or DynaTac. Everybody had one and people loved them so when the RAZR came out it was natural to go for them. Motorola screwed up starting with the Droid X2. All downhill since then.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Whats the problem? They sold 50M of them in a single year. It was the highest sold phone by an American company. Over 4 years they sold 130M based on Wiki. Has Moto sold any other phone more than that? No. I dont think so. The whole G series probably has sold 25% as many combining all of them. I tried the Moto X, I tried the Atrix, I tried the Droid 2 and the Bionic. They all sucked. They especially suck on Verizon. The Razr was simple and cool and had a nice style. First phone I ever own that was metal and glass. It had a premium feel. bUt like all metal phones, broke so easy. The hinge was very weak. Moto was once my favorite. They just lost there way after the Razr. I had 3 of them. I had the Product Red with Sprint, Dolce and Gabbana with ATT and I had the Krzr with Verizon. Gosh I loved that phone.

8. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

My dad had a work phone from Motorola during the early 2000's before the Razr was even a thing, and it barely took a chip or a dent every other time he dropped it from a significant height. Motorola in general used to be the closest thing to Nokia you could get, in terms of craftsmanship and quality.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

loved my moto x play was a very good device. current motorola offering is good beside the average camera on flagship level moto Z. moto Z is super fast as well ( open app faster than my G5 or S7 exynos ) and butter smooth. But hey hater got to hate right?

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Do you have an itching urge to bring up your G5 and also elevating it above the Galaxy S7 in almost all of the articles you comments on? Curious.

22. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

wouldn't call a score of 87 (according to dxomark) 'average'

10. gigicoaste

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Better they would make a prank with monthly security updates or faster android upgrades for the new phones..

12. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Umm... I have been receiving those on ky Moto Z Force. Hell even HTC has been doing that lately

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

LG , moto and htc all receiving update faster than same years samsung model. but hey hater got to hate right?

17. CellieCell

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

If they made a razr sliver smartphone if get one. But have a compact qwerty keyboard!

19. ldpantoja

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If it's not an April fools joke I would jump on it. I sure as hell miss that little phone.

20. skymitch89

Posts: 1449; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I can see them making a keyboard mod that uses a simular design as the Razr number pad.

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