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Motorola's new foldable Razr phone is compelling. Here's why

Motorola's new foldable Razr phone is compelling. Here's why

With an innovative hinge, pocketable flip shape and instantly recognizable design, Motorola's Razr is the best thought-out foldable design yet.

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Exclusive: Inside Motorola Razr's foldable makeover

Exclusive: Inside Motorola Razr's foldable makeover

Motorola, in need of a comeback, wants to reignite the excitement over foldables with a phone that's equal parts retro and cutting edge.

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Motorola's Razr is a Verizon lifetime exclusive

Motorola's Razr is a Verizon lifetime exclusive

Scoop: If you want a Razr in the US, you need to sign up with Verizon Wireless.

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Motorola President: We see foldable Razr as a new franchise

Motorola President: We see foldable Razr as a new franchise

Exclusive: In a Q&A with CNET, Sergio Buniac talks about new Razr, why it showed up late and the broader foldable phone market.

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I was wrong about the first Razr

I was wrong about the first Razr

Long before the iPhone or the Galaxy line, the thin Motorola phone was all the rage. And I failed to see just how popular the Razr would be.

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Motorola Razr: Reimagined for the future

Motorola Razr: Reimagined for the future

We talk with Motorola's VP of Design to learn how the company rebuilt its iconic phone.

Motorola Razr is a foldable flip phone like you've never seen before

Motorola Razr is a foldable flip phone like you've never seen before

Get a closer look at this $1,500 smartphone that's in a class all of its own.

The first Razr shines just as brightly

The first Razr shines just as brightly

Take a look back the Motorola Razr V3 in all of its iconic forms.

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Same box outside. Very different phone inside.
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Motorola Razr Reloaded

Long before Apple's iPhone, the Motorola Razr flip phone was one of the most iconic and beloved devices of all time, with an ultrathin, arrestingly modern design for its day. It sold in the millions. Now, the storied brand that made the world's first cell phone roars back with a new icon that combines a retro flip design with a futuristic foldable screen. The result: a shot at forging history once again.

The new Razr launches at a time when the viability of foldable phones is in question, given the screen issues that plagued Samsung's Galaxy Fold. But a new, patent-pending hinge system that bends the phone from top to bottom instead of from side to side could give the Razr an edge over its competition.

CNET went behind the scenes with the $1,500 Razr to catalog every nook and cranny of the innovative foldable design, how it feels to use and to report on how Motorola transformed a flip phone into a foldable. The foldable Razr goes on sale in January 2020. Bookmark this page for regular updates to everything Motorola Razr in the coming days and weeks.