Motorola RAZR successor gets canned

One of the longest running and most successful phone models in the world – the Motorola RAZR – might have come to an end.

One of the longest running and most successful phone models in the world – the Motorola RAZR – might have come to an end.

A thin clamshell phone that felt very much like the evolutionary counterpart to Motorola’s own StarTAC phones from the mid-nineties, the RAZR was known for its striking metallic appearance and touted as the must-have fashion item for years.

And for years Motorola pushed it out in different varieties. Found in colours like pink, purple, red, black, silver and plenty more, the RAZR’s low-resolution VGA camera, laser-cut keypad, and openly tall design were trademarks that could be found in store everywhere. In fact, if you see a laser-cut keypad, it has been inspired by the Motorola RAZR.

Last year, Motorola released the RAZR 2, an improved version of the RAZR that featured better sound quality, a touchscreen on the outside of the phone, a better camera, and more solid building materials.

While the RAZR models did well, only a month or so ago Apple’s iPhone dethroned the RAZR from the top-selling phone around the world leading people wondering what Motorola would do.

Well the time is now here and Motorola’s next iteration of the RAZR is dead. Codenamed “Ruby”, the RAZR 3 has been canceled with much of the expectation hovering around a possible Motorola adaptation of Google’s Android operating system.

Source: Unwired View

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