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Lenovo video teases return of Motorola’s iconic RAZR flip phone

TechCrunch TechCrunch 20/05/2016 Devin Coldewey

Motorola’s RAZR surely stands as one of the most recognizable phones of yesteryear (although myself I preferred the Samsung Trace) — and while the brand has been desultorily maintained for Verizon’s dubious benefit, a new video from Lenovo suggests a more serious throwback device is nearly at hand, so to speak.

“Flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future,” the video description reads. I choose to interpret that as an unambiguous statement of intention to bring back the brand.

Will it be a flip phone? How awesome would that be? But I doubt it. A cool flip cover, maybe, but let’s be honest, that weird little numpad was never particularly good, though it did look cool as hell. Hopefully they didn’t just redesign the logo and stick it on their next mid-range Android device in a bid to attract the nostalgia market. Let’s be honest, though, that’s also a possibility.

June 9 is the day we’ll find out — that’s Lenovo’s Tech World event, and we’ll doubtless see plenty of other interesting gadgets. Tune in then for our coverage.

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