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  1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    So who is ready for the return of the flip phone? While Samsung, Huawei and others have embraced the fold out tablet format, Moto seems to want to return to their roots, AND to one of there most popular designs. For 2019, they appear to be about to release an ultra thin, flip phone, BUT this ain't your grandfather's Razr! Closed it will be a thin compact, VERY pocketable phone, BUT once you open it, it will be a full sized 2019 flagship!

    OK so who wants one? Who had the original? What do you think it will cost? I've seen the 1500 dollar figure out there. I GUESS that's better than 2000 or 2600! And hopefully they won't have any of the display issues a certain other company is having.

    Here's a cool Android Central blog about the new Razr.....

    https://www.androidcentral.com/heres...-folding-phone
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    04-29-2019 02:39 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is actually a foldable form factor I could get behind. I generally feel that I wouldn't need a tablet in my day-to-day activities, so the Fold and the Mate X aren't appealing to me -- thick, chunky phones (and fragile, as far as we can tell with the Fold anyway) that would probably weigh my pants down so that everyone can see my Fruit o' the Looms. But a decent-sized phone that folds up and is significantly much easier to carry in a pocket would be very convenient for me.
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    04-30-2019 12:22 AM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    If I were wanting to get a folding phone this would be the one I’d be most interested in. Never had the original razr. I hope it’s a winner and a sell out. Wouldn’t mind seeing Samsung lose some market share either. To bad Sammy stumbled out of the gate in their rush to be first. Oh well. I’ll be watching this new razr in the weeks ahead.
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    05-06-2019 08:12 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    If I were wanting to get a folding phone this would be the one I’d be most interested in. Never had the original razr. I hope it’s a winner and a sell out. Wouldn’t mind seeing Samsung lose some market share either. To bad Sammy stumbled out of the gate in their rush to be first. Oh well. I’ll be watching this new razr in the weeks ahead.
    I always wanted the original razr! And it's predecessors, the StarTac and the original MicroTac! Always thought they were too expensive. Of course now I think nothing of dropping a grand on a cellphone! lol
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    05-07-2019 09:15 AM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Depending on the price. This is the Foldable phone I want.

    I don't want a Tablet in my pocket. Phablets like the SAMSUNG Galaxy S10+ is perfect.
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    05-08-2019 08:25 PM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    If it has a full QWERTY, then it has my interest.
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    05-16-2019 08:17 PM
  7. Toes Up's Avatar
    The difference in approach between Sammy and Moto is interesting. Sammy takes a decent sized phone and turns it into a tablet. Moto is apparently taking a much smaller phone (by today's standards) and turning it into a decent sized phone. The Moto is more appealing to me. It sure would be cool to spend a few days with each phone in order to see which one you like better.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-17-2019 08:26 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is a bit of old news, but it looks like Black Mirror had the same idea: https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmirror...bleflip_phone/
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    09-03-2019 09:33 AM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    This is actually a foldable form factor I could get behind. I generally feel that I wouldn't need a tablet in my day-to-day activities, so the Fold and the Mate X aren't appealing to me -- thick, chunky phones (and fragile, as far as we can tell with the Fold anyway) that would probably weigh my pants down so that everyone can see my Fruit o' the Looms. But a decent-sized phone that folds up and is significantly much easier to carry in a pocket would be very convenient for me.
    I agree. I can get behind this type of foldable phone.
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    09-07-2019 01:39 PM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    I think that Motorola should look into developing a Razr with Kaios
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    09-08-2019 02:38 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Great idea!
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    09-08-2019 12:41 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I had the original Razr. I even switched away from my Nokia smartphone for it. As far as the new version goes, I'll have to wait until the price comes down a good bit.
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    10-27-2019 08:56 PM
  13. jaimeastin's Avatar
    I really, really love my Samsung note 9 and the Samsung experience since leaving Windows phone. As far as foldable skull, the Motorola razr would be the phone I would love to see become a success. My razor when it first came out years and years ago so cool as far as form factor. Flip phones for me would be going back to the time where I had a phone and didn't have a case. I would love to get back to that time.
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    11-02-2019 03:39 PM
  14. danfrancisco's Avatar
    Before I was a big BlackBerry guy, I absolutely loved my Razr!

    And with BlackBerry handsets dying a slow and painful death, this modern iteration of the Razr is getting me all excited! The rumoured $1,500 price tag is a huge downer which will likely keep me away. But Im hoping v2 will be a bit more reasonably priced once foldables start to take off.
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    11-03-2019 08:08 PM
  15. tonydroid99's Avatar
    I really like what I've seen with the Razor so far. The compact design when closed is nice and the screen that's still visible offers some nice functions. Then unfolding to a screen size comparable to some of the larger big screens on the market.

    I'd rather go from small like this Razor when closed and unfold into something around the size of my Note screen size, rather than the Samsung fold which opens into a phablet that is too squarish for my liking.

    Also I feel like if I wanted a tablet, I'd rather buy an actual tablet as opposed to something like SS fold. I personally like the Razor concept, which hopefully takes off and is popular. If the Razor is a success it would bring some nice diversity to fold phones. Hope it comes in some cool attention grabbing colors.

    I feel set with my 10+, which is big enough that I don't really have need for a tablet. Inhave a tablet but don't use it. The Razor however, I'm really drawn to how small it is when folded but still offer a big screen when opened. I like the more comfortable portability but not sacrificing in screen size. The functionality on the screen when it's folded seems cool and handy as well, especially being full color and allowing you to do things you might not on always on display like Samsung has. I've never been one who feels the need to own two cell phones of the same generation, but I'm anxious to play with the Razor.

    Seems like it could be a hit and a great all around phone. Unfolded you have your traditional big screen. When folded you have a very nice phone compact for workouts, yardwork, relaxing on a plane listening to music, I love the versatility.
    11-15-2019 08:25 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    This is the folding phone that I want.
    11-26-2019 10:31 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'll definitely be on the lookout for it and will definitely check it out in the stores upon its release. The typical "folding tablet phones" really don't appeal to me.
    12-15-2019 01:33 PM
  18. me just saying's Avatar
    it would be something I would consider but my next phone purchase is two years away.
    12-15-2019 02:40 PM
  19. eshropshire's Avatar
    I'll definitely be on the lookout for it and will definitely check it out in the stores upon its release. The typical "folding tablet phones" really don't appeal to me.
    I am the opposite. I have zero interest in a folding old school style phone. I don't see why I would pay $1,500 for a med spec phone just because it folds in half.
    12-18-2019 06:35 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    I am the opposite. I have zero interest in a folding old school style phone. I don't see why I would pay $1,500 for a med spec phone just because it folds in half.
    I'll definitely look at it, but I am not interested in buying it. It is a pretty nifty thing to see, though!
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    12-19-2019 07:39 AM
  21. cbreze's Avatar
    I fall into the category of just being tired of large phones. That's one reason I find this phone attractive although at that price point probably out of reach. But to be able to have a small phone that unfolds into a large phone is a big deal. The specs are fine although for that price probably should be more up-to-date , but will probably be better with the second generation.
    I recall a Windows pro phone I had back in the early '00's that had a 3-inch screen and everybody I showed it to marvelled at how big the screen was haha. How times have changed. Now a 5-inch screen is considered tiny. This will be an interesting phone to watch as it develops and the real world user reviews come in. I hope a second generation comes later.
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    12-19-2019 12:18 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    I fall into the category of just being tired of large phones. That's one reason I find this phone attractive although at that price point probably out of reach. But to be able to have a small phone that unfolds into a large phone is a big deal. The specs are fine although for that price probably should be more up-to-date , but will probably be better with the second generation.
    I recall a Windows pro phone I had back in the early '00's that had a 3-inch screen and everybody I showed it to marvelled at how big the screen was haha. How times have changed. Now a 5-inch screen is considered tiny. This will be an interesting phone to watch as it develops and the real world user reviews come in. I hope a second generation comes later.
    I think a five-inch phone is awesome! I too miss the days of smaller devices. And with phones getting larger and larger, I am afraid that I will soon be unable to use them! What phone are you using now? My S10 is *actually* 6 inches and it's surprisingly usable.
    12-20-2019 06:00 PM
  23. cbreze's Avatar
    I think a five-inch phone is awesome! I too miss the days of smaller devices. And with phones getting larger and larger, I am afraid that I will soon be unable to use them! What phone are you using now? My S10 is *actually* 6 inches and it's surprisingly usable.
    6” is way big imo. But I’m in the minority Regarding screen size I know. I have an iPhone 7 that is a 4.7 “ screen and it is quite nice except for the fact it’s an iPhone. But an easy and fun size to use. I’m also using a pixel 2 and at 5” it is at my absolute max size preference, but the larger bezels make it seem a lot bigger than that. When walking around I can carry in my back pocket but it’s annoying to always need to remove it when sitting and a pants side pocket is not good either as I can’t hear or feel it vibe, yet it feels like I have a slab sitting in there, so a shirt pocket is my preference as I can just forget about it yet it is easy to interact with when needed. I have larger screen devices at home just don’t want to drag a big screen along with me for the day.
    Women can purse carry so size is no problem for them and I always see women with big phones.
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    12-20-2019 07:17 PM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    6” is way big imo. But I’m in the minority Regarding screen size I know. I have an iPhone 7 that is a 4.7 “ screen and it is quite nice except for the fact it’s an iPhone. But an easy and fun size to use. I’m also using a pixel 2 and at 5” it is at my absolute max size preference, but the larger bezels make it seem a lot bigger than that. When walking around I can carry in my back pocket but it’s annoying to always need to remove it when sitting and a pants side pocket is not good either as I can’t hear or feel it vibe, yet it feels like I have a slab sitting in there, so a shirt pocket is my preference as I can just forget about it yet it is easy to interact with when needed. I have larger screen devices at home just don’t want to drag a big screen along with me for the day.
    Women can purse carry so size is no problem for them and I always see women with big phones.
    I definitely see what you are saying! I'd wanted the S10e due to the smaller size but really wanted that telephoto lens, so I opted for the S10.

    The Pixel 2 was the absolute perfect size for me. I miss using it. It was a wonderful phone. Ir was very pocketable. I could see it working well in a shirt pocket.

    You have a point about women, purses, and big phones. All my phones have gone in my purses - granted, I'd always make sure they would be small enough to fit in the purse's zipper compartment.

    We small-smartphone-loving folk are definitely in the minority! I just hope there will still be options for us in later years.
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    12-21-2019 12:12 PM
  25. cbreze's Avatar
    saw an article today in droid life that Motorola has pushed back to pre-order for the Razr due to unprecedented demand that they were not expecting. Rock on Moto!! This is actually great news. Would be cool to see the new razor become a thing even though I probably can’t put out the kind of bucks required to join that club. Then again, if I start saving now maybe I can get a second generation.
    12-21-2019 12:46 PM
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