Motorola: We're not bringing back the RAZR V3 tomorrow, but we will transform the mobile landscape

Do not expect Motorola to introduce a new version of its Motorola RAZR V3 flip phone at tomorrow's big event. Last month, the Lenovo owned manufacturer released a video dripping in nostalgia. It showed a high school hallway from 2005 and everyone had the hot cellphone of the day, the Motorola RAZR V3.

The release of the video quickly brought a jolt of excitement as many figured that Motorola was going to re-release the RAZR V3, possibly as an Android powered flip phone. Despite selling 130 million units of the RAZR since 2004, the only new handsets that Motorola will introduce tomorrow are expected to be the new Android-powered Motorola Moto Z high-end series. Like Motorola did last year, some of these Moto Z models are rumored to be exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. and will available under the Motorola DROID moniker.

In a statement, Motorola said that it recognizes that consumers were excited at the prospect of a classic returning to the market, and promises to "transform the mobile landscape" with its announcement tomorrow. The Moto Z could have a modular design. According to one rumor, Motorola will sell MotoMods that offer different features when they are connected to the rear ports on the back of the phone. One particular MotoMod turns the phone into a camera with a dedicated shutter button. Another series of replaceable shells for the back are called StyleMods. These don't appear to have add any special feature to the phone other than allowing the owner of the device to customize the look of the handset.

The festivities start tomorrow at 1pm Eastern Time (10am on the West Coast). But we suggest that you check in early and often. You never know when some big leaks will surface.

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1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I'd rock a V3 that ran Android w/ a 3.5 in. screen. Doesn't seem impossible.

2. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Motorola needs all the sales they can get. Making the new phones Verizon exclusives in the US is basically shooting themselves in the head.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

PA.. Stop it with these rig marolling and stop acting like you don't know all about this phone already. Infact, you could even have written this article on the phone for all we care. Btw this phone is probably the most hidden/concealed flagship of all time. I mean, barely 12 hrs before announcement and yet we've not even seeing an actual leak of the device whatsoever except half arsed renders, and rumours? No parts, no demo units, no retail boxes, no cases, no shells, no components? That's Godly incredible. Big ups lenovo. Anyway, I commend @evleaks for the little we know already, unlike onleaks who's primary concern is to do holy iphone leaks and maybe the galaxy's (to a lesser extent)

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, expecting the G5 to tease new modules out of fear tomorrow.. After 50 years release!!!

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think a Razr with a 4" display with a very thin folding keyboard would be awesome, I can picture it. The keyboard side would be as thin as , a microsecond slot with a capacitive set of buttons. A 720p/800p displays at 4", AMOLED, have a home button and capacitive back and multitasking button, and some Razr Eaebuds.

6. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I'm disappointed

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Motorola is done. These new designs are hideous. I don't think I'll be getting the Moto Z.

13. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Yes, everybody knows that since day one of its leak. No need repeating it thanks.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dead on arrival!!

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Taking a selfie in 2005?? WRONG!!! back then you use back camera to took selfie, and its required several thousands trial and error to master it

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

The V3x though has a selfie camera that faces self when flipped open.

15. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Some phones had a small circular mirror (or reflective thing to be more precise) so someone can see himself and take a picture of himself (selfie)

16. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

No it didn't. Most phones had small chrome knob under the camera that was intended as a mirror. Easy as pie.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

iPhone killed all these phones and they will never comeback to the market.

11. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Any word if we could stream it?

12. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Youtube channel "Lenovo"

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