Motorola video teaser for June 9th event takes us back to the days of the Motorola RAZR flip phone

Motorola video teaser for June 9th event takes us back to the days of the Motorola RAZR flip phone
A video teaser released by Motorola today, takes us back to the days when everyone had the Motorola RAZR V3 flip phone. The video shows a high school circa 2005 when we were on the cusp of a whole new era, but no one knew it back then. Everybody wanted a RAZR, and Motorola found itself on top of the cellphone market.

There was no QWERTY keyboard, and as you can see from the teaser, shooting a selfie required the use of a mirror (although the word didn't exist yet). Making and taking calls, texting, snapping photos (using the 1.3MP camera) and surfing the mobile web were the features of the handset.

At the very end of the spot, we see the Motorola batwings logo with a date of June 9th. On that date, Motorola is expected to unveil a Project Tango device, and a new mobile technology designed by Motorola that will reportedly change the way people use and think about their mobile devices. Project Tango uses a combination of sensors and cameras to allow a phone or tablet to create 3D mapping effects. Users will be able to access indoor navigation.

The event will be live streamed over YouTube on June 9th, starting at 10am PDT. We could see the unveiling of the new Motorola Moto Z series, including one model rumored to be just 5.2mm thin. This replaces the former high-end Motorola Moto X series (ironically, while Motorola has replaced the high-end X for the new Z, Sony has replaced its high-end Z for the X).

The closest that Motorola ever got again to the popularity of the Motorola RAZR V3, was in 2009. That was when the OG Motorola DROID introduced Android 2.0 to the public, kicking off Androidmania.

Want to feel that warm wave of nostalgia creep all over your body? Click on the video below.

source: Motorola via DroidLife

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1. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They just had an event, so why another one a few weeks later? Even Samsung and Apple don't do this, and Lenovorola isn't in the same league. Drop your stuff at one event, not two in the space of a month.

3. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Wait so the high end Motorolas are still Motorola, not Lenovo? This is confusing

6. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Lenovo owns the brand. It would probably just confuse consumers if they removed Motorola and replaced it with Lenovo. They'll probably continue to use it unless their own phones take off and somehow overshadow the popularity of Motorola.

14. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

That is what I think but they removed the branding for the Moto G

4. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Wait, could Evan be wrong and could the next Moto be called Razr because of 5.2 mm?

5. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

My mom is still rocking the V3.

8. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Whoa. Surprised she hasn't moved on to iPhone 6s like most mom's! Good for her. Razr was great in its days.

9. hiseshu

Posts: 38; Member since: May 09, 2016

We are looking for "moto x force 2"

10. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Good old days. 2005.

11. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

Motorola just make a RAZR thin flip android touch phone and i'll buy it if it has good battery and camera and reception!

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The best flip phone I ever own. The first phone I ever recall that was glass and metal. I remember I received the Gold Dolce & Gabbana model for XMAS. The good old days of phones, when you didnt need data plans. The days when the important use of a phone was calling and texting.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Would be cool if they brought back the Razr, but as a smart flip-phone. That would be epic. I remember the Krzr as well. I recall it was a big deal because it had dual screens. Was just to tiny, but it was cool. The Razr2 V9 was the prettiest of them all. Only model I believe that can still be activated since its 3G. Then they ruined the brand by trying to name one of their smartphones, the Razr. Gosh it was hideous.

15. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

One week battery? Like in the days of good ol RAZR?

16. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Well, your old Razr didn't have HD anything, let alone a camera that could take high resolution photographs, video, watch HD video, essentially run programs, word processing, etc. I just don't think it's realistic to expect a device to have such long battery life without it looking like a brick, an actual brick.

17. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Nope, the only thing similar to the RAZR will be premium design and extremely thin for its time. But because of this, battery will suffer (rumoured to be 2600 mAh)

18. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I know, that with all the functions that we carry in our pockets is actually quite good to have 1 or 2 days battery life, And yes, RAZR was more about design rather than battery life which was not an issue back then. Anyway, can't deny that what we lack from those phones is the personality of each one and battery life.

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