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    Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    A gorgeous slice of nostalgia at a staggering price.
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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    I had a Razr for years, now it lies beneath among the roots of a pear tree in my garden. Maybe someone in 1000yrs will dig it up and find it.... ;-) But £1168.30gdp for a mobile phone is way outta my league.
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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Still got an original that gets dug out and charged every year or so and used as an emergency phone by my small kid when we go on hols. Charge still lasts a week and the whole time my kid has it I feel jealous and want to be carrying it rather than my Galaxy S8+

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    I could see this thing catching on with the fashion crowd, myself ain't gonna pay £1200 on something you can drop/

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Is it just me or is it wider than the original?

    Not feeling it if that is the case, the original was a nice small phone, why can they not just put new guts in the old chassis rather than messing about trying to fit new stuff, into something old and then breaking what worked in the first place?

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Still really liking the looks of this thing... and hoping for a Tricorder app!
    I'd never afford one at that price, but give it a few years and it'll be £20 with my contract renewal or maybe £40 on eBay, which is where most of my phones originate.
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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    If this was an Apple device priced at $1,500, many folks would be bursting a blood vessel with hate-rage at the cost.

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    If this was an Apple device priced at $1,500, many folks would be bursting a blood vessel with hate-rage at the cost.
    Yeah, but this being an Android device, we can just simply ignore it and go buy something cheaper.
    We've not bought into the whole Apple iEcosystem, so have not become tied (physically, emotionally or psychologically) to only ever purchasing Apple iProducts and singing their praises to the barbarian hordes like some brainwashed cult...
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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    That actually looks quite nice, and I like how they have got the screen working....but man, that chin! Completely ruins the look when it's open. It seems a strange decision to keep a notch even with that chin mind (I guess its purely to retain the looks of the original, which had a cutout shaped like that), and sadly at that price it's just too close to the Galaxy Fold, which I woudl rather have over the two devices.

    Not that I am in the market for a £1500 phone at any rate!

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    should this not have been left to die....

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Given that I think £150 is too much for a phone, I have a hint of an idea that this just might not be aimed at me.



    /backs slowly out of thread
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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Original Nokia and now Motorola. A real heaven for nostalgics!

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Given that I think £150 is too much for a phone, I have a hint of an idea that this just might not be aimed at me.



    /backs slowly out of thread

    I remember when I had my first phone, all of my friends had Nokias, and played a lot of snake, I said to the guy in the phone shop, when he gave me my Siemens S6, what games does it have on it, he said, without missing a beat, if you want games, buy a f'ing Gameboy...

    Can you imagine that conversation these days...

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Still really liking the looks of this thing... and hoping for a Tricorder app! ...
    Given it's an Android device you could try to persuade someone to write an LCARS based launcher I thought about it a few years ago but it'd take too much effort for a vanity project...

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I remember when I had my first phone, all of my friends had Nokias, and played a lot of snake, I said to the guy in the phone shop, when he gave me my Siemens S6, what games does it have on it, he said, without missing a beat, if you want games, buy a f'ing Gameboy...

    Can you imagine that conversation these days...
    Yeah, times have chsnged. Problem (for me) is .... I haven't, reslly.

    For me, a phone is primarily (and nearly exclusively) about, well, two things. Making phone calls. And receiving them. That's 95% of it. Maybe 4% is the occasional text message. And 1%? Probably checking BBC weather app (via wifi) and playing Sudoku. But the latter is usually with a cheap little book, and a pencil.

    I put a £10 top-up in my current phone about two months ago. Usage? One text, 20p I think. I could do what I actually with my first ever mobile phone, which was in BT Ceklnet days ... an analog network. Or could if the network still existed.

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    Re: Motorola officially resurrects the Razr phone

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Given it's an Android device you could try to persuade someone to write an LCARS based launcher I thought about it a few years ago but it'd take too much effort for a vanity project...
    I had a full LCARS UI for my old window mobile 6 phone - I remember cooking a special ROM for that purpose that basically ran HTC's TouchFLO wtih an LCARS skin, and a whole bunch of optimisations to make it work.

    Was fun, but didn't work that well on a 4" Resistive touch screen

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